Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

(212) 570-3600


$15 Adults
$10 Seniors (62+) $10 Students w/valid ID
Members & Children under 12 - Free


Wed-Thur: 11am-6pm
Friday: 1-9 pm (6-9 pm pay-what-you-wish admission)
Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm
Mon & Tue: Closed


6 to 77th St.

The Whitney Museum of American Art on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is home to a permanent collection of over 18,000 works of contemporary art by some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. With a focus on living artists, the Whitney has been an instrumental force behind the careers of many of the country's most celebrated contemporary artists. Innovators like Cindy Sherman, Jasper Johns, and Cy Twombly were given their first major gallery retrospectives by the Whitney Museum in New York City.

In addition to their permanent collection of some of the finest 20th and 21st century American art in the world, the Whitney Museum showcases changing series of exhibitions throughout the year. These avant-garde exhibitions have featured works by renowned contemporary artists like Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, and Richard Avedon, as well as pieces by lesser known (though equally noteworthy) American artists of the last two centuries.

Every two years, the Whitney Museum hosts its signature Biennial exhibition, an invitational group show displaying works exemplary of the most recent and significant developments in American art. In its 76th year, the Whitney Biennial is the country's leading survey of contemporary art, with works encompassing a broad range of media including photography, sculpture, performance, painting, and installation.

The Whitney Museum offers a number of interactive tours, workshops and special events designed specifically for families with children. These programs aim to engage and encourage children to expand their ideas about art, as well as inspire youngsters to explore their own inner creativity. New moms and dads can enjoy informative guided Stroller Tours at the Whitney Museum, where crying babies are always welcome.

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Trip Tips for the Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Guided tours are offered daily at the Whitney and are free with museum admission.
  • Books, apparel, and other unique gifts and creative souvenirs are sold at the Whitney Museum Store in the lobby of the museum.
  • Admission to the Whitney is free for guests 18 and under.
  • On Friday evenings from 6pm- 9pm, the Whitney Museum features pay-what-you-wish admission.
  • Cell phone use, food, drinks, and photography are not permitted in the galleries at the Whitney.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the museum admissions desk or up to two months in advance online at the Whitney Museum of American Art website.
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch, dessert, and Stumptown Coffee is served daily at Untitled Cafe on the lower level of the Whitney Museum.