Whitney Museum of American Art

Experience the Art of Our Generation
Whitney Museum of American Art

Named after its founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Whitney Museum of American Art opened its doors in 1931. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s goal for the museum was to help the living artists of her time exhibit and sell their work. With a focus on 20th and 21st century art, the museum still maintains its original goal of showcasing art by living artist. In 2015 the museum reopened its doors in its newest redesigned location in the Meatpacking District. This hip and trendy neighborhood is also a great location for tourists to explore.

The Whitney Museum of American Art offers multimedia guides that allow visitors to get a first hand experience of the art on display from the artists who created them. Free guided tours are also offered daily. The museum is a great place for tourists to get a first hand experience of the contemporary American art on display.
The museum has over 21,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and films created by over 3000 artists in its permanent collection. Both known and unknown living artists are represented in the museum’s collections.

Courses available at the museum offer a new perspective on the art and artistry in its collections. The Whitney Museum of American Art is a great place for families to visit too. It offers art workshops for kids and adults alike. And there are also special programs focusing on community building and youth education. Open talks, live performances, and film screenings are also exciting events that the museum holds throughout the year.
Inside the museum there is a shop and two dining locations. A casual café on the 8th floor, and a restaurant on the ground floor make the museum a great spot for both its art and fine dining experience.

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99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014


(212) 570-3600


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