Whitney Museum of American Art

Museum of modern, post-war and contemporary art of the United States in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican art exhibition
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in American art

99 Gansevoort St (at West Side Highway) Meatpacking District | Closed Tuesday | Tickets from $18 whitney.org

The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Being a sculptor herself, Ms. Whitney recognized the difficulty that American contemporary artists had exhibiting and selling their work. She began collecting and showing artists herself from 1907 to 1942.

In 1929, Ms. Whitney offered her collection with an endowment to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upon being declined, Ms. Whitney founded The Whitney and opened the museum at another site in Greenwich Village in 1931. The museum moved to Midtown in 1954. In 1963 it moved to its iconic Marcel Breuer-designed Madison Avenue location in the Upper East Side. In 2015, The Whitney moved back to Greenwich Village.

In the past, The Whitney did not pay particular attention to American artists with a Latin heritage. Today, The Whitney sees America for what it is, a multicultural mix. That point of view is represented in both The Whitney’s permanent collection and exhibitions.


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Previous shows at the Whitney Museum

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture

July 13 – September 30, 2018
Closed Tuesdays
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Whitney Museum
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
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See how Indigenous cosmology suggests architecture which defines home and life itself

Hélio Oiticica To Organize Delirium ask one of the great Brazilian artists

Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort Street
Greenwich Village
July 14 – October 1, 2017

Carmen Herrera “Paintings on Paper”

Cuban New Yorker
Lisson Gallery
504 West 24th St, Chelsea
May 3 – June 10, 2017

Whitney Biennial 2017

Mexican & Puerto Rican artists
Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort, Meatpacking
March 17 – June 11, 2017

Raúl de Nieves is a New York-based sculptor and performance artist

2017 Whitney Biennial
Greenwich Village
March 17 – June 11, 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz ‘Fragile Mirrors’ at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Jan 11 – Apr 30, 2017 ~ Puerto Rican performance artist.
# puerto rican performance art exhibition