Whitney Museum of American Art
Museum type :
Art museum

Established in :
1931

Holidays :
Tuesdays

Visiting Hours :
10:30Am to 6:00Pm

Contact No :
+1 212-570-3600

Location :
New York , United States

Display Objects :

Its permanent collection comprises more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,000 artists.




Description :

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum's namesake and founder, was herself a well-regarded sculptor as well as a serious art collector.

  • With the aid of her assistant, Juliana R. Force, Whitney had collected nearly 700 works of American art, which she offered to donate to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929, but the museum declined the gift.

  • In 1954, the museum left its original location and moved to a small structure on 54th Street connected to and behind the Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street.