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  1. Photograph: Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art
  2. Photograph: Courtesy Ben Gancsos

Time Out says

Standing at the foot of the High Line along Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, the 63,000 square facility features both indoor and outdoor exhibition space. True to its founder Gertrude Vanderbilt's wishes, the Whitney is dedicated to presenting the work of American artists. Its collection holds about 15,000 pieces by nearly 2,000 artists, including Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper (the museum holds his entire estate), Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keeffe and Claes Oldenburg. 

Still, the museum’s reputation rests mainly on its temporary shows, particularly the exhibition everyone loves to hate, the Whitney Biennial. Held in even-numbered years, the Biennial remains the most prestigious (and controversial) assessment of contemporary art in America.

Three outdoor sculpture spaces provide views of the Hudson and the surrounding neighborhood. This is a goldmine for slightly lesser-known but fantastic exhibitions. 

New in 2024, The Whitney is offering free admission and special programming for visitors every Friday evening from 5–10pm and on the second Sunday of every month beginning on January 12, 2024. 


99 Gansevoort St
New York
Cross street:
between Tenth Ave and Washington St
Subway: L to Eighth Ave (14th St); A, C, E to 14th St (Eighth Ave)
$30; seniors, students $24; 18 and under free
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