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

  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map

    Apr 19 2023 - Aug 13 2023

    Nearly five decades of Smith’s drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures

  • Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century

    Apr 19 2023 - Aug 13 2023

    The first U.S. museum survey of the artist's work

  • 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

  • Ruth Asawa Through Line

    Sep 16 2023 - Jan 2024

    Explores Asawa's lifelong daily drawing practice

  • Henry Taylor: B Side

    Oct 4 2023 - Jan 2024

    150+ works from the late-1980s to the present.

  • Harry Smith

    Oct 4 2023 - Jan 2024

    Art and ephemera signify the esoteric, fantastic, and alternative cosmologies in Smith’s view of culture