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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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2000  2000.256
1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
Audio
2004  2005.99
c. 1924  84.37a-b
Audio
1965 and 2006  2009.41
1994 and 1999  2003.268
Video
1971  2003.227
1982  82.11
2008  2011.22a-h
Video
1924  97.140.2
1954  55.10
1964  96.53.6a-b
1972  77.28
1967  68.18
1926–31  83.36.1-95
Audio Video
1976/2001  2002.158
1992–93  95.149
1993  2000.267
1949  2000.338
Audio
1956  57.10
1996  2002.104
2002  2003.322a-tttttttt
Audio Video
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