The Whitney Museum of American Art in Greenwich Village is America’s leading museum of contemporary American art.
Whitney Museum Exhibitions with Latin Artists
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium , the Brazilian artist’s first major retrospective in two decades, is July 14 – October 1, 2017.
A solo exhibition of Cuban artist Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is on view from September 16, 2016 – January 2, 2017.
About the Whitney Museum
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.
Visiting the Whitney Museum
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.
The Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort St (at the West Side Highway)
New York, NY 10014
(A) (C) (E) or (L) to 14th Street – Eighth Ave
Tickets are $25 or $18 for seniors and students. 18 and under enter free.
You can save a little buying tickets online. $22 or $17 for seniors and students.