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Whitney Museum of American Art Visitors Guide


The Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum

Photo by Ed Lederman, used with permission.

About the Whitney:

First opened in 1931, The Whitney is perhaps the most important museum dedicated to American art and artists. Their collection spans both twentieth century and contemporary American art, with a particular emphasis on the work of living artists. The signature Biennial exhibition showcases work created within the previous two years by invited artists, uniquely highlighting recent developments in American art.

Whitney Museum Essential Info:

Address: 945 Madison Avenue (between 75th Street)
Phone: (800) WHITNEY
Subway: 6 to 77th Street
Website: http://whitney.org/

Whitney Museum Admission:

Adults: $18
Visitors 19-25: $12
Full-time Students: $12
Seniors (62+): $12
Members and children 18 and under: Free
Admission included with the New York Pass

Whitney Museum Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 1 - 9 p.m. (Pay-what-you-wish 6 - 9 p.m.)
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day

What You Should Know About Visiting The Whitney:

More About the Whitney Museum of American Art:

After the Metropolitan Museum of Art refused her endowment and collection, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney established the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1930 to house the collection of over 500 works of art by American artists that she had acquired beginning in 1907. After outgrowing several different locations, the museum established its current home on Madison Avenue designed by Marcel Breuer in 1966. Read more about the history of the Whitney Museum.

In 2015, the Whitney Museum will move to a new home in the Meatpacking District with 50,000 square feet of indoor gallery space and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space.

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