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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St.
212-570-3600
Whitney Museum of American Art

Inside Scoop: Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City is home to an impressive display of 20th century and contemporary art from the United States, with specially curated exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and films. Focused on presenting artworks by living artists, the Whitney has a distinct flair to its collections. It was the first museum to showcase a major exhibition that featured a video artist (Nam June Paik in 1982), as well as serving as the location of the first retrospectives of Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and Cindy Sherman.

In the spring of 2015, the Whitney Museum of American Art relocated to a new building situated between the High Line and the Hudson River. The Renzo Piano design is worthy of a trip all on its own, with airy galleries and openings to stunning views. Visitors can engage in courses and workshops, free daily tours, family programs, film and video screenings, lectures, readings, and performances, all of which are offered on a frequent basis by the museum.

The Whitney Museum of American Art Photos

An exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art

An interior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art

An interior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art Video

Watch this video to experience a digital tour of the new Whitney Museum of American Art.

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