Whitney Museum of American Art, Greenwich Village

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NEW YORK CITY | The Whitney Museum of American Art (“The Whitney”) is devoted to the art of the United States, and contains an extensive collection of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The collection includes approximately 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,000 artists.

The Whitney was was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and was located in Greenwich Village. The museum moved to its present location, at the southern entrance to the High Line in New York’s Meatpacking District in 2015. The Renzo Piano designed building is a custom built 8 story, column free 200,000 square feet building that provides not just an impressive space to display the museum’s collection, but a place with fantastic views of the the Hudson and Greenwich Village.

Exhibitions range from historical surveys and in-depth retrospectives of major twentieth-century and contemporary artists to group shows introducing young or relatively unknown artists to a larger public. The Whitney also presents acclaimed exhibitions of film and video, architecture, photography, and new media, and there are often interactive works on display that visitors can interact with. Some of the artists represented in the collection include Jackson Pollock, Man Ray, Cy Twombly, Keith Haring and Edward Hopper.

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street
New York
New York 10014
United States

Telephone: 212 570 3600
E-mail: [email protected]
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Sun – Mon, Wed – Thu: 10:30am to 6:00pm
Fri – Sat: 10:30am to 10:00pm

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