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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St New York, NY 10014
800-717-9981  
Whitney Museum of American Art
Detail Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Whitney Museum of American Art Schedule Schedule
Whitney Museum of American Art
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Embark on an enriching journey through America's captivating artistic history at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan, New York. Boasting a sprawling collection of 20th and 21st-century American artworks, this imposing institution provides a distinctively defensive exploration of American art with a focus on innovation and creativity. Be prepared to be dazzled with a striking collection of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, film, video, and new media.

Your experience commences with a personal exploration of the building's eight-story establishment, situated in the pulsing heart of the city's Meatpacking District. Catering to a good 2 to 3 hours of appreciation, the museum unravels itself engagingly, revealing a curated anthology of America's artistic journey right from the dawn of the 20th century to current times. The versatile mix of guided tours, pop-up art-making programs, screenings, and performances add extra depth to your visit. Comfortable walking shoes and an open mind are all you'll need for this enlightening journey.

As an unwavering catalyst to contemporary art, anticipate a breadth of transformative tales narrated through over 23,000 objects from more than 3,000 artists. Highlights include prized works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and Jackson Pollock, to mention a few. Expect an equally vibrant range of temporary exhibitions, echoing the ongoing dialogues within the American art scene. From grand epoch-changing movements to personal stories of the artists, the museum's collection is a testament to the versatility and vitality of American art.

Founded in 1930 by the prominent American art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, this international pioneer of Modern American art has been fostering American artists when no other institutions took the challenge. The museum has consistently featured artists who were disregarded by their contemporaries and yet proceeded to change the art world. The Whitney's exhibitions are known for rewriting established narratives and revealing overlooked artists, further cementing its place in America's vanguard of art.

Paying tribute to the original works of American artistry, the Whitney Museum is a haven of cultural evolvement. These exploratory threads weave the story of American life in its most honest form. A visit to this iconic institution is an opulent treat for those who seek to uncover the rich tapestry of American art history. With an intensified reverberation of the first pitch, the Whitney Museum's immersive exploration of American Art's profound allure will satisfy your cultural cravings, leaving you yearning for yet another artistic expedition.

Frequently Asked Questions for Whitney Museum of American Art:
  • Approximately how long does the Whitney Museum of American Art last?
    Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Whitney Museum of American Art?
    Yes.
  • Is the Whitney Museum of American Art handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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