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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 

  • Chelsea/Meatpacking
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    See bold and modern contemporary art in a very cool building. Crafty kids can get inspiration from striking oversized works using weaving, sewing, textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass. Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019. Be awed by detailed epic murals in Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art (through some kids may need to look out for violent/disturbing imagery).  See luminous, abstract images of transcendence in Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist.

    Precautions include updated circulation routes and limited elevator capacity. All visitors, including members, must book timed tickets in advance. Tickets are Pay What You Wish through September 28. 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.

    Great starting point for exploring the High Line.

    David Hammons: Day’s End

    Experience David Hammon’s monumental sculpture in Hudson River Park along the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula from numerous vantage points along the Hudson and from the Whitney Museum.

    An open structure precisely follows the outlines, dimensions, and location of a 1975 artwork of the same name by Gordon Matta-Clark, offering an extraordinary place to…

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    Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

    See a comprehensive retrospective of pioneering artist Jasper John’s seven-decade career, opening simultaneously at the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum. This vivid chronological survey and innovative and immersive exploration of the many phases, masterworks, and mysteries of Johns’s still-evolving career features variations on the American flags, colorful maps, doubling, monumental paintings, wax sculptures letters, numbers…

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    Whitney Museum of American Art

    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.

    * Crafty kids can get inspiration from striking oversized works using weaving, sewing, textiles, thread, clay,…

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