Early to mid-century American Art is a favorite of mine, so I made the Whitney Museum our next stop once we stepped off The High Line.
The Whitney Museum opened in this new location on May 1, 2015 after having been located in the Upper East Side since 1966. The new location has the benefit of not only being in a building designed by famed architect Renzo Piano, but its galleries are support-beam free and expansive – 200,000 sq. ft expansive.
As I said, mid-century American art is my favorite time period for art, which is why the Whitney is my favorite museum of them all. See the best from Sheeler, Ruscha, Johns, Demuth, and Hopper all under one roof.
Without further ado, I share with you some photos and detail shots of my favorite pieces in the permanent collection.
Visiting the Whitney
The Whitney is closed on Tuesdays and open late on Fridays and Saturdays.
Save some dough (and, potentially, some time) by purchasing your tickets the day before your visit. Adults are $22/$25, students $17/$18, kids 18 and under are free. Really save some dough on during “Pay what you wish” on Fridays from 7-10pm.