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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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1940  2001.82
1998  2006.79a-eeeeeeeee
2008  2008.299
1960–66  98.16.3
Audio
1968  69.13.2
1964–65  66.49a-m
Video
1928  31.719
1962  2002.263
Audio
1910 (printed 1911)  2007.49
Audio
1915 (printed posthumously)  91.102.2
1961  2002.222
1971  2000.160
Video
1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
Audio
1947 (printed 1989)  95.189
1946–48  58.58
Audio
1958  80.32
Audio Video
1977  77.33
2008  2011.22a-h
Video
1970  80.52
Audio
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