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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
1984  91.59.2a-o
1946  65.78
1959  61.46
1946–55  55.39
1963  83.3
1998  2001.13a-lll
1963  64.37
1969  2008.14
1979  98.27
1970  92.15
2003  2004.48
1967  2006.50.14
1958  80.32
On view Audio Video
1999  2000.316.7
1936  36.144
1992  97.97.1
1953  71.210
2002  2005.31
1958  96.242.3
1924  97.140.2
1966  69.4a-b
1964  2002.273
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