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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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1961  2002.222
2008  2011.22a-h
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1970  80.52
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1968 (refabricated 2007)  69.20a-b
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c. 1948  75.1
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1990  91.13a-d
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1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
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2004–05  2006.340a-hhh
1983  83.39
1927  31.177
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2001  2002.140
1921  70.1048
1958  80.32
On view Audio Video
1965  83.18a-b
1986  86.34a-y
1963  64.10
1988  93.11
2006  2006.85
1946  65.78
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