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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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Alison Saar<br /><i>Skin/Deep</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.34a-b</span>

Alison Saar

1 work online
Audio
Betye Saar<br /><i>Mother and Children in Blue</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.46</span>

Betye Saar

1 work online
Kay Sage<br /><i>No Passing</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.10</span>

Kay Sage

1 work online
David Salle<br /><i>Sextant in Dogtown</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.8a-e</span>

David Salle

1 work online
Audio
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>AutoPolaroid</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.227</span>

Lucas Samaras

5 works online
John Singer Sargent<br /><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.22</span>

John Singer Sargent

1 work online
Peter Saul<br /><i>Saigon</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.103</span>

Peter Saul

1 work online
Video
Matt Saunders<br /><i>Hanna and Mirror</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.28</span>

Matt Saunders

3 works online
Kenny Scharf<br /><i>When the Worlds Collide</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.44</span>

Kenny Scharf

1 work online
Video
Aurel Schmidt<br /><i>Master of the Universe/ FlexMaster 3000</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.23</span>

Aurel Schmidt

1 work online
Audio
Carolee Schneemann<br /><i>Meat Joy</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.126</span>

Carolee Schneemann

1 work online
Collier Schorr<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992–93<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.149</span>

Collier Schorr

2 works online
Dana Schutz<br /><i>Self-Eater</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.35</span>

Dana Schutz

1 work online
Glen Seator<br /><i>B.D.O.</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.54</span>

Glen Seator

1 work online
George Segal<br /><i>Walk, Don’t Walk</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.4a-f</span>

George Segal

1 work online
Richard Serra<br /><i>Prop</i>, 1968 (refabricated 2007)<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.20a-b</span>

Richard Serra

2 works online
Audio
Jamel Shabazz<br /><i>Untitled (Hat Guys)</i>, 1980 (printed 2001)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.131</span>

Jamel Shabazz

3 works online
Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>

Ben Shahn

1 work online
Audio
Paul Sharits<br /><i>Shutter Interface</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.263</span>

Paul Sharits

1 work online
Charles Sheeler<br /><i>Bucks County Barn</i>, 1915<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.162</span>

Charles Sheeler

3 works online
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled Film Still #35</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.50.4</span>

Cindy Sherman

2 works online
Everett Shinn<br /><i>Revue</i>, 1908<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.346</span>

Everett Shinn

1 work online
Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Ready to Leave</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.3</span>

Shahzia Sikander

2 works online
Amy Sillman<br /><i>Hamlet</i>, 2001–02<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.306</span>

Amy Sillman

1 work online
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Ghoster</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.100a-d</span>

Gary Simmons

2 works online
Audio Video
Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>

Laurie Simmons

1 work online
Video
Taryn Simon<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">LARRY</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">MAYES</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.31</span>

Taryn Simon

1 work online
John F. Simon, Jr.<br /><i>Color Panel v1.0</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.88a-c</span>

John F. Simon, Jr.

1 work online
Charles Simonds<br /><i>Dwellings</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.11a-c</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Charles Simonds

1 work online
On view
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>

Lorna Simpson

3 works online
John Sloan<br /><i>The Picnic Grounds</i>, 1906–07<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.34</span>

John Sloan

4 works online
Audio
David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>

David Smith

2 works online
Audio Video
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith<br /><i>War is Heck</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.287</span>

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

1 work online
Josh Smith<br /><i>Diving Fish Print II</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.103</span>

Josh Smith

1 work online
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.13a-d</span>

Kiki Smith

7 works online
On view Audio
Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>

Tony Smith

1 work online
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