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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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1964  71.214
1968  68.36
1992  92.128a-u
1980 (printed 2001)  2010.131
1972  2000.189
1958  65.9
2005  2006.226
1958  59.27
1923  55.1
1963  64.9a-e
1949  2000.338
On view Audio
1926–31  83.36.1-95
On view Audio Video
1947  97.98.5
1966  2007.44
1992  92.30
2002  2003.322a-tttttttt
Audio Video
1962  63.34
c. 1939–42  85.18
1991  93.94
1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
1931  96.175
1959  61.46
1990  91.13a-d
2003  2004.48
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