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Website

www.whitney.org

Address & Phone

Whitney Museum
945 Madison Ave.
(at 75th Street)
New York, New York 10021
(212) 570-3676

Public Transportation

Subway: #6 to 77th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M30, M72, M79 to Madison Avenue and 75th Street

Hours

Monday Closed
Tues-Thurs 11am-6pm
Fri 1-9pm
Sat-Sun 11am-6pm

Admission

Adults $10
Senior citizens (62+) $8
Students with valid ID $8
Children under 12 free

Group sales $8 per person
$5 admission for a one-day pass to the Kaufman Astoria Studios Film & Video Gallery only

Sarabeth's Restaurant at the Whitney offers delicious late lunch or weekend brunch. For hours and more information, call (212) 570-3670.

Whitney Museum of American Art


The Whitney, one of only a few museums in New York City that focuses entirely on American art, has a distinctly contemporary look of sharply angled, polished gray stone and glass. However, it's not the building that makes the Whitney unique, it's the extensive collection of twentieth century American art housed inside. more...

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

At the Museum

by Jason Wiggins

The Whitney, one of only a few museums in New York City that focuses entirely on American art, has a distinctly contemporary look of sharply angled, polished gray stone and glass. However, it's not the building that makes the Whitney unique, it's the extensive collection of twentieth century American art housed inside. If you have time, visit the National Academy Museum first, which has American art from the nineteenth century, and then go to the Whitney to see the progression into the twentieth century of American art.


Plan on spending between three to five hours at the Whitney in order to see all of the exhibits. The permanent exhibits occupy one floor of the museum while the other three floors and mezzanine are used for temporary exhibits, providing a good overview of the changes in American art over the last century. If you're visiting New York City mainly for the museums and other cultural attractions, then the Whitney is not to be missed.

The Whitney Museum Store

The Whitney Museum Store offers one of the country's finest selections of art books and exhibition catalogues related to twentieth-century American art, as well as an unusual array of household objects, Americana, stationery, posters, T-shirts, toys, educational products for children, and other distinctive gifts.


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