The Whitney Museum in New York houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Focusing particularly on works by living artists, the Whitney is celebrated for presenting important special exhibitions.
Designed by Marcel Breuer, the Whitney Museum's current building opened in 1966. Jacqueline Kennedy attended the building on opening day.
Make sure you see Paul Thek's "meat" sculptures and other objects on display; this pioneer of installation art influenced such contemporary art stars as Damien Hirst. Oct 21–Jan 9.
Started after the Met turned down gifts from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, this shining star owns 18,000 works - 3,116 by Edward Hopper.
Even though Fridays are pay-what-you-will, the traffic is more than manageable.
"The show, as installed by the artist [and] Scott Rothkopf, is an over-all art work in itself." Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Wade Guyton retrospective: http://nyr.kr/SyDICg
Get there early if you are expecting to see the "fireflies on the water" exhibition. Over capacity yesterday when I was there.
Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim (which administers the HUGO BOSS Prize), started work here as an intern.
Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm
Collecting Biennials - you can gain an insight on how the museum selects artworks to become part of their permanent collection.
Pay what you want on Friday nights! Biennial is currently going on-
Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6 to 9 PM!
Don't miss out on Danny Meyer's new restaurant, Untitled. In the AM: savor bagels with lox and freshly-baked pastries. At night, a delicious locavore dinner menu changes with the seasons.
Oatmeal raisin cookie from Untitled. (Totally worth people assuming I was staff.)
The Whitneyʼs relocation to Gansevoort St. is to accommodate an increase in its collection of over four decades from 2,000 to 16,000 works and to allow more room for their 577,000 visitors per year.
love this museum and can't wait to check out the Biennial!
The smaller exhibits here create a less overwhelming museum experience. And when you need refreshing, have a burger in the basement at Danny Meyer’s new restaurant Untitled.
Visit The Whitney Museum of American Art to see Jasper Johns Three Flags, one of 151 Jasper Johns Artworks, also one of the Artist's best Flag Paintings, owned by the Whitney Museum.
CUNY students get in for free.
Best place to charge your phone: lower level by the benches next to Untitled.
There is sometimes a small, secret exhibit on display on the staircase. So avoided the slow, crowded elevators. Take the stairs!
Check with your company if you get a corporate deal. I work for IPG and I get free admission for myself and a guest. #winning
art museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century American art. the Whitney's permanent collection contains more than 18,000 works in a wide variety of media.
When you finish up, head round the corner to The Carlyle Hotel and grab a Bloody Mary at Bemelmans Bar
Recently Saw the Burchfield Show...Beautiful and interesting paintings by a once very well known artist.
Biennial was actually good for once! If you haven't gone checkout: Roland Flexner, Jesse Aaron Green, Pae White, Santos, Nina Bauman and Edgar Clejine & Ellen Gallagher
This Biennial was really umimpressive...except for Josephine Meckseper's "Mall of America" video installation
usually holds interesting exhibitions, especially the biennial, which is on in late spring.
If you have Bank of America, get in for free.
Terribly rude staff.
Explore the retrospective work of one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists at the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. You’ll be inspired by the massive polka dots. Color Show nail art, anyone?
For who likes junk food for soul, right place to be!
the art museum..
Art museum which focuses on 20th century American art.
Edward Hopper exhibit is fantastic (until April 2011)
The security guy downstairs knows his history.
i prefer this place to MOMA
Visit the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition
This is one of the best exhibits I've been to for quite some time! Everyone should definitely check it out