Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art
4.5
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Whitney Museum is New York's home for modern and contemporary art of the United States. Located in Manhattan's vibrant Meatpacking District, the Whitney presents the work of living artists alongside perennial favorites by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Alexander Calder, and many others. Advance ticketing is required: book timed tickets today and prepare for your trip at whitney.org.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 7 min walk
  • 8th Ave • 7 min walk
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  • synToronto
    Toronto, Canada981 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not just the greatest hits
    Location: the Whitney is close to Little island and pier 57 nearby to Greenwich. Facilities: An interesting 8 floor building that has an outdoor multi level terrace where visitors can get a view of the surrounding area including a view of New Jersey across the river. Visitors can walk outside between floors 8 to 6. Floors 2 and 4 are not accessible. Washrooms are not on every floor and are small. Exhibitions: There is a permanent collection including recognizable names like O’Keefe and Hopper, but also other forms of art and artists for those who appreciate something different. A set of central escalators help you get up or down. We went to the top then worked our way down. Overall: A good place to see contemporary art that you may be unfamiliar with. If you just want to see the ‘hits’ then this might not be the best choice.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 18, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Class collection of American art
    Very easy wayfinding and fun art in the elevators! We started out, as we often do, on the top floor of a museum. Here it's the seventh and beyond the interesting art inside there's a great terrace view of the city with several interesting sculptures to see. The hit of our visit was the large Edward Hopper (one of our favorites) selection from the permanent collection on view. Wonderful museum that offers something new every time we visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Robin B
    Phoenix, Arizona1,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go on a free Friday night
    We took advantage of free Friday nights at the museum. You must still reserve your tickets in advance and they go fast. I have mixed feelings about this museum. I really like some of the art and if there is a particular exhibition you want to see, definitely go. The roof top offers beautiful views of New York. That said, they seem to have a lot of rules and are a little heavy handed in enforcing them. They inspect purses and backpacks, which is okay, but as I started to walk up to a security guard, who was free, I was told by another to “stay where [I] was.” Meanwhile the other security guard continue to wave me forward. I told him the other guard told me to stay put, and by his attitude I felt that somehow I was the one being difficult about getting my purse inspected. You may enter 15 minutes before your scheduled time, but not one minute earlier we discovered. Another employee who was running the elevator had a meltdown because a patron pushed the elevator buttons. They need to lighten up all around to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2024
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We took advantage of free Friday nights at the museum. You must still reserve your tickets in advance and they go fast. I have mixed feelings about this museum. I really like some of the art and if there is a particular exhibition you want to see, definitely go. The roof top offers beautiful views of New York. That said, they seem to have a lot of rules and are a little heavy handed in enforcing them. They inspect purses and backpacks, which is okay, but as I started to walk up to a security guard, who was free, I was told by another to “stay where [I] was.” Meanwhile the other security guard continue to wave me forward. I told him the other guard told me to stay put, and by his attitude I felt that somehow I was the one being difficult about getting my purse inspected. You may enter 15 minutes before your scheduled time, but not one minute earlier we discovered. Another employee who was running the elevator had a meltdown because a patron pushed the elevator buttons. They need to lighten up all around to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
Written June 20, 2024
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Patty C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worst show I’ve seen in ages. Very disappointing if this is the supposed state of the art of contemporary art. It was a mess.
Written May 26, 2024
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Fkrasil
San Francisco, CA146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rule of no backpacks inside needs to be reevaluated. I have a small bag that happens to have two straps and could be used as a backpack. Knowing the rules I put my bag on the side and went in. Later we had lunch and returned to the shows and I was barred to go in with my bag. I was told to leave it at the coat check. I had no pockets to put my wallet and other belongings. I saw several people with their backpacks, always in front or on the side of the person….
Written May 23, 2024
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SusieQte
Cheshire, UK265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent exhibition of modern art - well laid out with lots of space to reflect. Some amazing exhibits, which were very thought provoking. We really enjoyed our visit and all floors were open when we visited.
Written May 8, 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
There were only 2 out of 8 floors open when I went. The staff at the front desk do make you aware of this before you pay, but if you choose to go in it is still full price entry ($30) which felt a little steep when there wasn't very much to see. A temporary exhibition about some early computer drawing software was interesting even though the art wasn't to my taste. There is then one floor with items from the permanent collection - a complete mix of styles and eras. My favourite thing was the Alexander Calder circus exhibit with the ingenious little wire figures performing on the trapeze etc, and the accompanying video of Calder demonstrating them. I could have watched that for hours.
Written March 17, 2024
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Chris j
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a pleasant experience the environment is welcoming. They have some unique artwork the staff is very helpful I would recommend anyone to go to Whitney museum. I love the patio outside. It had breathtaking beautiful views.
Written March 2, 2024
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Dianne r
Kansas City, MO217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a lot on view. Smaller than I thought. Liked the neighborhood. Should have reduced admission w two floors closed. A bit disappointed
Written February 22, 2024
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Metis
Winnipeg, Canada992 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A nice visit on Valentines Day. The staff were kind and suggested a membership as I would be back; I took advantage of the membership price for someone from out of town. I was happy that they had an Indigenous and Black exhibit. It was really moving and felt like home. It was nice to see the works respected. I look forward to see what they share in the future. The views from the top and the stairwell are a great plus to visiting; sunset can be a really nice time to be there.

I wish the shop had more options, especially with the size of prints.

I enjoyed the restaurant and will definitely go back.
Written February 16, 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very easy wayfinding and fun art in the elevators! We started out, as we often do, on the top floor of a museum. Here it's the seventh and beyond the interesting art inside there's a great terrace view of the city with several interesting sculptures to see. The hit of our visit was the large Edward Hopper (one of our favorites) selection from the permanent collection on view. Wonderful museum that offers something new every time we visit.
Written February 12, 2024
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Julie B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We loved this Museum. We'd gone hoping to see their Basquiat but not on display. Regardless it was a brilliant 'gallery' experience. Incredible exhibits that both I and my 11 year old loved. Friendly staff, especially the 'amazing lift' operator with a love for the educational floor and from the roof great views over the city.
In a brilliant area alongside the Hudson River, nearby park and adjacent to the High Line park to walk back. Brilliant ...couldn't recommend enough. And children are free.
Written January 13, 2024
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