Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street, New York City, NY 10014


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The Whitney’s collection includes over 21,000 works by more than 3,000 American artists during the 20th- and 21st-centuries.

The Museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, supported living American artists of her time, particularly younger or emerging ones, and this focus on the contemporary has guided the Museum’s collecting since.

The collection begins with Ashcan School painting and follows the major movements of the 20th-century in America, with strengths in Modernism and Social Realism, Precisionism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Postminimalism, identity- and political-art of the 1980s and 1990s, and contemporary work.  Among many others, holdings include work by Peggy Bacon, George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Mabel Dwight, Edward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and John Sloan as well as Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, Agnes Martin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha and Cindy Sherman.

The Museum’s signature exhibition is its biennial.

Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Inheritance

    Jun 28 2023 - Feb 2024

    works from the 1970s to today explore ideas of (re)birth, (re)generation, repetition, and recursiveness

  • Trust Me

    Aug 19 2023 - Feb 2024

    Twelve intergenerational photography artists from the Whitney’s permanent collection

  • Edges of Ailey

    Sep 25 2024 - Feb 2025

    Encompasses a multimedia exhibition, daily performance program, and scholarly catalogue

  • Whitney Biennial 2024

    Mar 2024 -

    A showcase of what’s new in American art

  • Harold Cohen: AARON

    Feb 3 2024 - Jun 2024

    A comprehensive view of AI’s foundations and its role in artmaking today