Whitney Museum of American Art

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History:
After Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneys collection of nearly 500 objects of 20th century American art was rejected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929, Whitney established her own museum in 1930. The Whitney became the first museum devoted to American art of the twentieth century. Today, the Whitney houses what many critics consider the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind. It has unrivaled holdings by such artists as Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, and Reginald Marsh, as well as many examples of Stuart Davis, Jasper Johns, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Sloan, and Frank Stella.

Location: 945 Madison Ave (at 75 St)350px-Whitney_Museum_of_American_Art

Telephone: 1(800) WHITNEY (944-8639)

Website: www.whitney.org

Directions:
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M30, M72, M79
Subway: 6 to 77 St

Admission:
Adults $12; Seniors (62 and over) and students with valid ID $9.50; Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9pm; Children under 12 free. *

Hours:
Wednesday:Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 1-9 pm (6-9pm pay-what-you-wish admission); Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. *

Whitney Museum Store
1(212) 570-3614
Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am-4:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am-6pm
Friday 11am-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

Sarabeth’s Restaurant at the Whitney
1(212) 570-3670 Sarabeth’s does not take reservations.
Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am-3:30pm (the cafi is closed)
Wednesday & Thursday 11am-4:30pm (the cafi opens at 11am)
Friday 11am-4:30pm (the cafi opens at 12:30pm)
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4:30pm (the cafi opens at 10:30am)

Advisory:
Allow a minimum of 2 hours. Free Audio Guide: American Voices – Take the self-guided tour and see works in any order you choose, or take the hour-long Director’s Tour, narrated by Maxwell L. Anderson. Available in English, Spanish, German, and Japanese. No reservations are necessary for the free exhibition tours, for more information call 1(212) 570-3676. The Whitney is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the coat check in the Museum Lobby. Photography is not permitted in the Museum’s galleries. Strollers are permitted in the galleries; however, certain exhibitions may have restrictions.

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