Whitney Museum of American Art

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Afar Magazine

Established in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as a showcase for American artists, the Whitney continues to be the premier museum in the world for 20th-century American art. Full review →



American art of the 20th and 21st centuries is on display in this contemporary building by Marcel Breuer smack in the middle of the haute shopping section of upper Madison Ave.



The Whitney’s move to its shiny  Renzo Piano–designed building at the southern end of the High Line in 2015 has brought with it new energy and excitement. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

With its bold collection of 20th- and 21st-century contemporary American art, the Whitney presents an eclectic mix drawn from more than 19,000 works in its permanent collection. Full review →


Frommer's 34

What is arguably the finest collection of 20th-century American art in the world belongs to the Whitney, thanks to the efforts of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Houses works by 20th century masters Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Its outstanding collection of 20C American art includes more than 18,000 works by such artists as Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Always has something to talk about, like the controversial Biennial. Full review →


The Telegraph

The Whitney moved in May 2015 from the Upper East Side to its spectacular new nine-storey, Renzo Piano-designed building alongside the High Line in the Meatpacking District Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum of American Art has earned the distinction of being the first museum focusing on living American artists. Full review →



Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s building in the Meatpacking District and on the shore of the Hudson River, contains more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries. Full review →

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