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Frank Stella: A Retrospective, (left to right) Lac Laronge IV, 1969; The Fountain, 1992; La penna di hu, 1987-2009; The Grand Armada, 1989; At Sainte Luce!, 1998; K.81 combo (K.37 and K.43) large size, 2009; Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), 1970
Photo: Ronald Amstutz

Frank Stella: A Retrospective, (left to right) Lac Laronge IV, 1969; The Fountain, 1992; La penna di hu, 1987-2009; The Grand Armada, 1989; At Sainte Luce!, 1998; K.81 combo (K.37 and K.43) large size, 2009; Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), 1970

Sculpture Gardens
© Virginia Overton

Sculpture Gardens

View of America Is Hard to See, (in stairwell) Felix Gonzalez Torres, Untitled (America), 1994; (in gallery) Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916
Photo: Ronald Amstutz

View of America Is Hard to See, (in stairwell) Felix Gonzalez Torres, Untitled (America), 1994; (in gallery) Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916

Founded in 1931, the Whitney continues to be the defining museum of 20th- and 21st-century American art. It collects, exhibits, preserves, researches and interprets art from the United States in the broadest global, historical and interdisciplinary contexts. As the preeminent advocate for American art, the museum fosters the work of living artists at critical moments in their careers – often before their work has achieved general acclaim – and educates the public through direct interaction with artists. And from its inception, the museum’s Biennial has introduced many of the most significant artists and artistic developments of our time. In May 2015, the Whitney opened at its new location downtown in a Renzo Piano-designed building situated near the High Line and the Hudson River.

Collection Highlights


42.15

Joseph Stella

The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme
70.1170

Edward Hopper

Railroad Sunset
86.70.3

Robert Henri

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
58.65

Marsden Hartley

Painting, Number 5
31.172

Charles Demuth

My Egypt
Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection Highlights
42.15
Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Gerhardt and Denis Y. Sus

Joseph Stella

The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939
oil on canvas, 178.4 cm × 107.2 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
70.1170
© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum, N.Y., Robert Gerhardt and Denis Y. Sus

Edward Hopper

Railroad Sunset, 1929
oil on canvas, 74.5 cm × 122.2 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Josephine N. Hopper Bequest
86.70.3
Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Gerhardt and Denis Y. Sus

Robert Henri

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916
oil on canvas, 126.8 cm × 182.9 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gift of Flora Whitney Miller
58.65
Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Gerhardt and Denis Y. Sus

Marsden Hartley

Painting, Number 5, 1914-1915
oil on linen, 99.7 cm × 81.3 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gift of an anonymous donor
31.172
Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Gerhardt and Denis Y. Sus

Charles Demuth

My Egypt, 1927
oil, fabricated chalk and graphite pencil on composition board, 91.3 cm × 76.2 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Purchased with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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