Whitney Museum

Visit the museum in the States that is solely dedicated to the contemporary art. Whitney Museum displays works of living artists.

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If you are an art freak, don't skip the chance to visit the Whitney Museum in New York City. Much like the Guggenheim Museum which stands out due to its interesting architecture, Whitney Museum also boasts its unique design made by Marcel Breuer. He designed the establishment to look like a grey granite cube. The museum was open in 1931 by sculptor and art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who wanted to create this museum for the love of art she bore for the American artists and especially for the art lovers in America. She wanted to present galleries from living artists; thus, the museum promotes contemporary art.

Take a day off and visit the Whitney museum because there will be plenty to visit since it houses about 19 thousand works by almost 2.900 artists. Don't forget to keep an eye open for pieces by Jasper Johns, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Edward Hopper and Alexander Calder. The Whitney Museum has always been innovative, being the very first museum dedicated to modern art and its living artists. In 1982 the establishment hosted a major exhibition for a video artist, Nam June Paik.

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Location

Address of Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Closest subway
8 Av 14 St

Additional information

Working hours
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Sat 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone
Show phone number
212.570.3600
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Website
whitney.org
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