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Whitney Museum

Founded in 1931 from the personal collection of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Whitney Museum is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of contemporary American art, and is one of the pre-eminent galleries in New York for masterworks of the 20th century. With over 14,000 pieces (grown from its 700 original pieces, mostly donated by Ms. Whitney and augmented through the years by other esteemed donors), the Museum, designed by Marcel Breuer, is an exceptional structure, dramatically angled and crafted of glass and polished stone. The Whitney Biennial is a much-anticipated event each year, showcasing the best young artists, and temporary exhibitions are always an enormous, citywide draw. The Whitney Museum has recently moved from its old home on the Upper East Side to a new one in the Meatpacking district, and is now housed within a suitably hip Renzo Piano space overlooking the Hudson river.

99 Gansevoort Street (10th Ave),
NY 10014
+1 212 570 3676
Opening Times
10.30am–6pm (10pm Fri/Sat). Closed Tuesdays.
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