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Whitney Museum of American Art

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945 Madison Ave New York NY 10021
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(212) 570-3676
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Monday
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The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art.

About Us: As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection arguably the finest holding of...

The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs—and is still growing. The Museum was founded in 1931 with a core group of 700 art objects, many of them from the personal collection of founder Gertrude...

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American art of the 20th and 21st centuries is on display in this contemporary building by Marcel Breuer smack in the middle of the haute shopping section of upper Madison Ave. Among the 12,000-strong collection of drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints are works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and Reginald Marsh. The high-profile Biennial and the...

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What is arguably the finest collection of 20th-century American art in the world belongs to the Whitney, thanks to the efforts of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. A sculptor herself, Whitney organized exhibitions by American artists shunned by traditional academies, assembled a sizable personal collection, and founded the museum in 1930 in Greenwich Village.

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Grant Wood Exhibition

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Visited the Witney specifically for the Grant Wood exhibition as had missed American Gothic on a previous trip to Chicago. Loved this museum. It had a good number of exhibits to spend a morning taking them in but was not as overwhelming as other museums....

Fabulous collection of American Art

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Really enjoyed third visit to museum. We happened to join in on an ongoing tour with a docent which enhanced the visit. Stunning building with outdoor decks that provide terrific views.

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Personnel

Whitney Museum of American Art can be found at Madison Ave 945. The following is offered: Art Museums & Galleries. The entry is present with us since Sep 8, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 12, 2013. In New York there are 239 other Art Museums & Galleries. An overview can be found here.

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Know Before You Go

If you frequent the museum every other month or so, you should definitely consider becoming a member as a way to save money and enrich your experience. Additional perks include invitation to openings, discounts at the in-house cafe Sarabeth's, and a subscription to the Whitney calendar.

The Extras

The museum's Original Editions Program features commissioned, limited edition prints, photographs and objects by contemporary American artists. Since items sold through this fund-raising endeavor also become part of the permanent collection, you can be assured that the art you're buying has some lasting-power.

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