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Whitney Museum of American Art

Last updated: 07 April, 2024

This specialist in 20th- and 21st-century contemporary American art is home to a vast collection of over 23,000 works by more than 3,000 artists, ranging from painting and sculpture to video and installation art. The museum has a particular focus on showcasing emerging artists and providing them with a platform to present their work to a wider audience. Featured artists too look for include Jackson Pollock, Keith Haring and Cindy Sherman.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Whitney also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and events that promote dialogue and critical thinking about art and society. Every two years holds the Whitney Biennial which showcases a huge range of new contemporary art, often from little-known artists.

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Price from: £22
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

When to do it

It’s open all year round, Wednesday to Monday. Closed on Tuesday.

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