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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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1968  68.36
Audio
1991–92  92.28a-d
Video
1977  81.38
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1946  47.7a-e
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1948  49.2
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1986  2006.78a-l
1964  64.17a-g
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1928  31.719
1999  2001.151
2005  2006.226
1966  79.83a-b
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1966  93.14
Audio Video
1962  70.1579a-b
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1940  2001.82
2008 (printed 2010)  2010.107
1992  92.128a-u
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1942  43.14
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