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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  2000.316.7
1964  96.53.6a-b
1964  2002.273
Audio
1965  94.124
1968  69.13.2
1968  69.13.8
1968  69.13.9
1971  73.92.3
1971  73.92.1
1971  73.92.2
1971  73.92.4
1971  73.92.5
c. 1976  94.125
On view
1992  97.97.1
1970  92.14
1970  92.15
1978  2006.72
1982  91.113
1998  99.28
2006  2010.71
1928  2008.168
1966  69.4a-b
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