Address & Phone945 Madison Ave.
(at 75th Street)
New York, NY 10021
P: (212) 570-3676
Sarabeth's Restaurant at the Whitney offers delicious late lunch or weekend brunch. For hours and more information, call (212) 570-3670.
Senior citizens (62+) $8
Students with valid ID $8
Children under 12 free
sales $8 per person
$5 admission for a one-day pass to the Kaufman Astoria Studios Film & Video Gallery only
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.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.
- Reviews of Whitney Museum