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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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Stanton Macdonald-Wright<br /><i>“Oriental”; Synchromy in Blue-Green</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.8</span>

Stanton Macdonald-Wright

1 work online
Audio
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>

Man Ray

3 works online
Audio
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Curled Figure Study <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">XIX</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.191</span>

Robert Mangold

4 works online
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.3</span>

Robert Mapplethorpe

2 works online
Christian Marclay<br /><i>Video Quartet</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.171</span>

Christian Marclay

1 work online
Brice Marden<br /><i>Summer Table</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.30</span>

Brice Marden

2 works online
John Marin<br /><i>Region of Brooklyn Bridge Fantasy</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.8</span>

John Marin

2 works online
Audio
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>

Marisol

1 work online
Audio
Mary Ellen Mark<br /><i>The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, California</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.162</span>

Mary Ellen Mark

1 work online
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Why Not Use the “L”?</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.293</span>

Reginald Marsh

4 works online
Audio
Kerry James Marshall<br /><i>Souvenir IV</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.56</span>

Kerry James Marshall

1 work online
Audio
Agnes Martin<br /><i>Milk River</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.10</span>

Agnes Martin

1 work online
Daniel Joseph Martinez<br /><i>Divine Violence</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.289a-nnnn</span>

Daniel Joseph Martinez

1 work online
Alice Trumbull Mason<br /><i>Pale Column</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.1</span>

Alice Trumbull Mason

1 work online
Gordon Matta-Clark<br /><i>Splitting</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.161</span>

Gordon Matta-Clark

1 work online
Anthony McCall<br /><i>Line Describing a Cone</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.248</span>

Anthony McCall

1 work online
Suzanne McClelland<br /><i>Raft #3</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.120</span>

Suzanne McClelland

1 work online
Allan McCollum<br /><i>Collection of Two Hundred and Eighty-eight Plaster Surrogates</i>, 1982/1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.190a-bbbbbbbbbbbb</span>

Allan McCollum

1 work online
Audio
Adam McEwen<br /><i>Untitled (Bill)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.94.1</span>

Adam McEwen

3 works online
Ryan McGinley<br /><i>Elevator</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.311</span>

Ryan McGinley

1 work online
Josephine Meckseper<br /><i>Untitled (Berlin Demonstration Series 1)</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.27a-e</span>

Josephine Meckseper

1 work online
Julie Mehretu<br /><i>Rogue Ascension</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.37</span>

Julie Mehretu

1 work online
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>

Susan Meiselas

1 work online
Ana Mendieta<br /><i>Untitled (Fetish series, Iowa)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.112</span>

Ana Mendieta

1 work online
Marilyn Minter<br /><i>Shit-Kicker</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.85</span>

Marilyn Minter

1 work online
Richard Misrach<br /><i>Bomb Crater and Destroyed Convoy, Bravo 20 Bombing Range, Nevada</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.72</span>

Richard Misrach

1 work online
Joan Mitchell<br /><i>Hemlock</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.20</span>

Joan Mitchell

1 work online
Audio
Lisette Model<br /><i>Sammy’s, New York</i>, 1940–44<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.12</span>

Lisette Model

1 work online
Frank Moore<br /><i>Lullaby II</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.55a-b</span>

Frank Moore

1 work online
Julie Moos<br /><i>Friends and Enemies: Drew and Monica</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.162</span>

Julie Moos

1 work online
Robert Morris<br /><i>Untitled (L-beams)</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.29a-c</span>

Robert Morris

1 work online
Audio Video
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Three Figures Shot</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.31</span>

Robert Motherwell

3 works online
Matt Mullican<br /><i>Beautifully</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.70</span>

Matt Mullican

1 work online
Vik Muniz<br /><i>Picture of Dust (Tony Smith, Die, 1962, installed at the Whitney Museum in “From the Collection: Photography, Sculpture, and Painting,” July 14, 1994–February 26, 1995)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.56</span>

Vik Muniz

2 works online
Catherine Murphy<br /><i>View From the Backyard; Lexington</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.27</span>

Catherine Murphy

1 work online
Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>

Gerald Murphy

1 work online
Audio
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