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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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1999  2002.318
1958  80.32
Audio Video
1963  64.9a-e
1992  92.128a-u
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1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
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2003  2004.48
1987  97.19.1
1997  97.100a-d
Video
1991  97.84a-d
Audio
1991–92  92.28a-d
Video
1948  49.2
Audio
1965  86.60a-b
Audio
1969  69.29
Audio
1968 (refabricated 2007)  69.20a-b
Audio
1999  99.86
1966  79.83a-b
Audio
1982  2002.238
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