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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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1962  2002.263
Audio
2000  2000.339a-b
Audio
1940  2001.82
Eli
1963  64.37
2002  2004.47
2002  2003.322a-tttttttt
Audio Video
c. 1948  75.1
Audio
1958–66  95.170
Audio Video
1968  68.36
Audio
1999  2003.311
1991  2008.174
1999  2000.147
1940–44  97.98.12
1967  2006.50.11
1967  69.101
1971  2000.160
Video
1963  64.10
2005  2006.226
1993–94  2004.26
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