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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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1986  88.7a-h
1967  69.101
2005  2006.226
1953  71.210
2000  2000.256
1970  92.15
1941–42  95.54
1965  66.53
Audio
1995  95.261
1958  59.27
1956  57.10
1925–30  70.1165
Audio
c. 1921  70.1200
On view Audio
1970  92.14
1964–65  66.49a-m
Video
1910 (printed 1911)  2007.49
Audio
1961  2002.259a-d
On view
2006  2006.20
1921  31.258
1998  2006.79a-eeeeeeeee
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