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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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1999  2002.318
1961  2002.259a-d
On view
1999  2003.311
1969  2008.14
Video
No
1981  2005.19
1938  72.129
Audio
1986  2006.78a-l
2001  2001.344
1981  91.55
1967  2010.46
1962  70.1579a-b
Audio
1968  69.9
2005  2006.35
1987  97.19.1
Yes
2004  2005.6
1981  81.11a-c
On view
1990  91.13a-d
Audio
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