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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 19,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 2,900 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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1969  2008.14
Video
1968  69.13.8
1968  92.111.2
1949  63.46
Audio
1995  95.85a-b
1965  66.53
Audio
1971  73.92.5
1997  97.100a-d
Video
c. 1951  2002.259a-d
1977  2006.33
Audio
1963  64.9a-e
2004  2006.94.3
1925  77.12
2004  99.40.6
1958–66  95.170
Audio Video
1994 and 1999  2003.268
Video
1958  80.32
On view Audio Video
2005  2007.4
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