Whitney Museum of American Art

whitney museum

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 

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Wed-Mon 10:30 am–6 pm
Fri 10:30 am–10 pm (pay-what-you-wish 7-10 pm)

$30/adults, $24/students & seniors, free/ages 18 & under

See bold modern and contemporary American art in a very cool building.

🖼 Find works by American icons Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper and the charming Calder’s Circus in The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965.

🗺 Look for horses, deer and other animals in thought-provoking fusions of Native culture, American Pop art and neo-expressionism in Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map. Kids love the portrait sculptures assembled from surprising everyday objects.

☀️ Outdoor terraces with stunning river views & cool sculptures are great for getting wiggles out.

💻 Explore the interaction between physical and virtual realms in always-free lobby exhibit Refigured.

✏️ Well-designed kids gallery guides and pencils available form the info desks. Drop in to Family Open Studios on Saturdays.

👶 The galleries are spacious and stroller-friendly. Lots of stairs in this tall building; the elevators are slow but have fun art inside. Find changing tables in single user/all gender restrooms on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8

.🍽 Pick up sandwiches, salads, snacks, pastries, coffee, wine and excellent chocolate chip cookies at grab-and-go cafe in the ground floor with some outdoor seating. Eat from a sit-down menu of refreshing drinks and summer snacks at indoor/outdoor Studio Bar on the eighth floor.

🍽 More eating options and outdoor tables at nearby Chelsea Market or dine (and play ping pong) at The Standard Biergarten down the block.

🌳 The southern entrance to the High Line is next door, or head west to Hudson River Park and Little Island.

🛍 Find well-designed books and toys at the small gift shop.

🎟 Admission is Pay-What-You-Wish on Fridays, 7–10 pm. Advance ticketing recommended.

🎟 Annual memberships start at $81 and include perks like member-only hours Mon & Thurs 6 pm–7 pm and Sat & Sun 10:30 am–1 pm.