The Whitney, the best of today's American art

The Whitney, the best of today's American art

Overlooking the Meatpacking District, this glass giant contains the treasures of contemporary art in its interior.

Perched on the banks of the Hudson River, this all-glass building designed by architect Renzo Piano is home to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The 15,000 m² of interior space and the 4,000 m² located outside offer a bird's eye view of the High Line, the city park set on old railway lines.

Opened in 1931 by sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, this museum has always aimed to promote contemporary American artists. More than 20,000 works are on display of which 600 belonged to Mrs. Whitney's private collection, most of them signed by famous artists such as Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Stuart Davis, Peggy Bacon and Mabel Dwight. Also note that the Whitney Biennale, held every two years in late spring, is one of the most important events in contemporary art, showcasing artists who later become references in their fields.

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

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