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Works available online

This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 21,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 3,000 artists—contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Museum’s rich holdings of realist and modernist work, Precisionism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Minimalism are particular strengths of the collection. In addition, the Museum has collected work by individuals who have shaped recent artistic practice but defy easy categorization by movement or medium. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the founder of the Museum, focused her collecting efforts on living artists, and this emphasis has been a guiding principle of the collection for the past eight decades. An appreciation of the areas of inquiry, working methods, and material exploration of today’s living artists guides our current acquisitions.

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1967  2010.46
1980 (printed 2001)  2010.131
1966  79.83a-b
Audio
1990  2002.264a-e
1933  96.68.253
1926–31  83.36.1-95
Audio Video
1991  92.6
2002  2003.322a-tttttttt
Audio Video
1964  96.53.6a-b
1924  97.140.2
1999  2001.151
1999  99.86
1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
Audio
1974  2007.25a-k
c. 1951  2002.260
1917 and 1966  96.174
Audio
1967  68.12
1967  69.103
Video
1996  97.102.2a-l
1986  2008.16
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