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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  2000.147
1950  50.23
Audio
1952  79.43
1947  97.98.5
2003  2004.48
1983  86.39a-i
1931  80.31.142
1946–55  55.39
Audio
1964–65  66.49a-m
Video
1964  96.53.6a-b
1927  95.188
Audio
1958  96.242.3
Audio
1994  2006.120a-d
1964  64.17a-g
Audio
1942  43.14
Audio
1908  31.346
1949  2000.338
On view Audio
2009  2009.70
1993  2000.267
1980 (printed 2001)  2010.131
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