The Whitney Museum of American Art is a leading museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is located in the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City.

The museum was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor and patron of the arts. The original museum building, designed by Marcel Breuer, opened in 1966. In 2015, the museum moved to its current location, a new building designed by Renzo Piano.


The Whitney Museum's collection includes over 25,000 works of art by more than 3,000 American artists. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, and videos.


The Whitney Museum presents a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including exhibitions of works from its own collection, as well as exhibitions of works by contemporary artists. The museum also hosts a variety of public programs, including lectures, workshops, and film screenings.


The Whitney Museum's current building was designed by Renzo Piano and opened in 2015. The building is located on the Hudson River waterfront and features a striking cantilevered design. The building's exterior is made of white concrete and glass, and its interior features open spaces and high ceilings.


The Whitney Museum is open to the public seven days a week. Admission is charged for adults and children over the age of 12. Admission is free for members of the Whitney Museum, as well as for children under the age of 12.

Visiting the Whitney 

The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York City. It is accessible by subway, bus, and ferry.

– Participating in a workshop or lecture – Watching a film screening – Having lunch or dinner at the museum's restaurant – Shopping at the museum's gift shop

Things to do at the Whitney 

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a must-see for any visitor to New York City. The museum's collection of American art is unparalleled, and its exhibitions are always thought-provoking and engaging.