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  • Address: 99 Gansevoort Street
  • Hours: Open 10:30a-6pm Mon, Weds, & Sun. Open 10:30a-10pm Thurs-Sat. Closed Tues.
  • Admission: Adults $22, Seniors/Students $18, Members Free, Under 18 Free

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Whitney Museum of Art

The Whitney (as it’s locally known) was established in 1931 by sculptor and arts patron Getrude Vanderbilt Whitney when the Metropolitan Museum of Art rejected her personal collection of 600 avant-garde works of art. The museum houses over 19,000 unique, modern and sometimes controversial works from the 20th and 21st centuries, many by still-living artists.

Especially renowned for its Whitney Biennial exhibition, which highlights the work of young and emerging artists, the museum is devoted to connecting under-the-radar artists with New York’s wealthiest and most influential art collectors. Held every two years in the spring, the Biennial often features huge sculpture displays that are mounted in nearby Central Park.

At present, architect Renzo Piano has created a new home for the Whitney, on Gansevoort Street in the Lower West Side’s Meatpacking District. This new version of the museum, which has just recently opened, also marks the entrance to the High Line, a mile-long elevated greenway that repurposes an old stretch of the New York Central Railroad.

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Free docent-led tours of current exhibitions are offered daily, generally starting between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. On the museum’s lower level, a modern farm-to-table café, Untitled, is open the same hours as the museum; those coming here just to dine need not pay museum admission. 

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Whitney Museum of American Art Admission

Gain entry to the Whitney Museum of American Art, housed in a new building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Located in New York City's ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $22.00

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Harbor Cruise

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Design your own itinerary and explore the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. In summer the top deck is open ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $59.00

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