99 Gansevoort Street
July 14 – October 1, 2017
The Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District shows modern, post-war and contemporary art of the United States.
Get tickets at whitney.org
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
(at the West Side Highway)
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.
Sunday-Monday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:30 am-10 pm
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
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.