The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District shows modern, post-war and contemporary art of the United States.

Admission

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors, students and disabilities: $18
  • 18 and under: Free

Get tickets at whitney.org


 

The Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
(at the West Side Highway)
Meatpacking District
(212) 570-3600

The Whitney Museum is located in the Meatpacking District of Greenwich Village. Its east-facing patios offer interesting views of Manhattan. The Meatpacking District is one of New York City’s nightclub districts. You can mix art with an evening out.

Hours

Sunday-Monday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:30 am-10 pm

Subway

  • (A) (C) (E) to 14th Street – Eighth Ave
  •  (L) to 14th Street – Eighth Ave

Bus

East Side: M1 or M15 to 14th St. Transfer to the M14A to Hudson St – Horatio St.

West Side: M7 or M11 to 14th St

Midtown: M12 to 14th St – Washington St

Crosstown: M14A

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.


 



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 A Universe of Fragile Mirrors

January 11 – April 30, 2017
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El Museo del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan
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Puerto Rican performance artist


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