Whitney Museum of American Art

(above: Whitney Museum of American Art, founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. photo © Jeff Goldberg/Esto, courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art. Please click on image to enlarge it.)

New York, NY




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Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster (3/1/08)

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love (11/6/07)

Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005 (10/4/06)

Course of Empire: Paintings by Ed Ruscha (9/8/05)

Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color (5/24/05)


Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor (10/1/04)

Tim Hawkinson (10/1/04)

Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972­1985 (5/31/04)

Cotton Puffs, Q-tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha (5/31/04)

Adam D. Weinberg Appointed Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art (9/2/03)

Beside The Rose: Selected Works by Jay DeFeo (9/2/03)


Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective Of Drawings (6/24/03)

An American Legacy, A Gift to New York (10/8/02)

Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life (10/8/02)

Claes Oldenburg/Coosje van Bruggen Drawings (5/30/02)

Edward Steichen (9/13/00)

Barbara Kruger (6/23/00)

The Art of Alice Neel (6/23/00)

The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 (4/9/99)

Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth (5/98)


About the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is the leading advocate of 20th-century and contemporary American art. Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum emerged out of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's active role in supporting the American artists of her day and, over the course of 69 years, the Museum's holdings have grown to include approximately 12,000 works of art representing more than 1,900 artists.

The Permanent Collection is the preeminent collection of 20th-century American art and includes the entire artistic estate of Edward Hopper, as well as significant works by Marsh, Calder, Gorky, Hartley, O'Keeffe, Rauschenberg, Murphy and Johns among other artists. The Whitney Museum and its two corporate-funded branch facilities--at Champion International Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut, and at Philip Morris, New York--bring a diverse range of exhibitions from historical surveys to in-depth retrospectives to an annual audience of nearly 500,000. The Whitney Museum also organizes the acclaimed Biennial exhibition--an invitational show of work produced in America in the preceding two years. (information as of 2009)

The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York, New York 10021. Hours and admission fees available on the Museum's website.


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