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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 20,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 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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Berenice Abbott<br /><i>Untitled (Foyer of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 8th Street, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">NYC</span></span></span>)</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.4</span>

Berenice Abbott

1 work online
Ida Abelman<br /><i>Wonders of our Time</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.80</span>

Ida Abelman

1 work online
Vito Acconci<br /><i>Hands Down/Side by Side</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.12</span>

Vito Acconci

2 works online
Robert Adams<br /><i>Motel</i>, 1969 (printed c. 1970)<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.12</span>

Robert Adams

1 work online
Doug Aitken<br /><i>Untitled (Shopping Cart)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.134</span>

Doug Aitken

2 works online
Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</span>

Josef Albers

1 work online
Carl Andre<br /><i>Twenty-Ninth Copper Cardinal</i>, 1975<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.55a-cc</span>

Carl Andre

2 works online
Kenneth Anger<br /><i>Mouse Heaven</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.226</span>

Kenneth Anger

1 work online
Janine Antoni<br /><i>Mortar and Pestle</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.53</span>

Janine Antoni

1 work online
Ida Applebroog<br /><i>Emetic Fields</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.100a-h</span>

Ida Applebroog

1 work online
Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds v2k3</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>

Cory Arcangel

2 works online
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Robert Arneson<br /><i>Whistling in the Dark</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.37a-b</span>

Robert Arneson

1 work online
Richard Artschwager<br /><i>Description of Table</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.48</span>

Richard Artschwager

2 works online
George C. Ault<br /><i>Hudson Street</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.40</span>

George C. Ault

1 work online
Richard Avedon<br /><i>Bill Curry, drifter, Interstate 40, Yukon, Oklahoma, 6/16/80</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.24</span>

Richard Avedon

1 work online
Milton Avery<br /><i>Dunes and Sea II</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.60</span>

Milton Avery

1 work online
Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>

Alice Aycock

1 work online