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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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1958  80.32
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1924–67  96.210a-hhhh
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1950  2002.249
1962  70.1579a-b
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1953  71.210
1991  2008.174
1964  96.53.6a-b
1968  69.13.9
1963  64.9a-e
1925  76.9
1957  87.7
1964  2002.273
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1981  91.55
2004–ongoing  2007.6
1958  96.242.3
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2005–06  2006.105
2001–02  2003.306
1968–69  70.16
1948  49.2
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1964  64.17a-g
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