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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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Paul Cadmus<br /><i>Sailors and Floosies</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.42a-b</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Paul Cadmus

2 works online
On view Audio
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Alexander Calder

14 works online
On view Audio Video
James Casebere<br /><i>Spanish Bath (Vertical)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.108</span>

James Casebere

2 works online
Federico Castellón<br /><i>The Dark Figure</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.3</span>

Federico Castellón

1 work online
Elizabeth Catlett<br /><i>I am the Black woman</i>, 1947 (printed 1989)<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.189</span>

Elizabeth Catlett

2 works online
Vija Celmins<br /><i>Heater</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.19</span>

Vija Celmins

2 works online
Audio
Enrique Chagoya<br /><i>Thesis/Antithesis</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.41.1</span>

Enrique Chagoya

1 work online
John Chamberlain<br /><i>Velvet White</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1579a-b</span>

John Chamberlain

1 work online
Audio
Paul Chan<br /><i>1st <del>Light</del></i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.4</span>

Paul Chan

1 work online
Ching Ho Cheng<br /><i>Sun Drawing</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.46</span>

Ching Ho Cheng

1 work online
Christo<br /><i>Package on Hand Truck</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.74</span>

Christo

2 works online
Audio
Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>

Larry Clark

1 work online
Chuck Close<br /><i>Phil</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.102</span>

Chuck Close

1 work online
Audio
Sue Coe<br /><i>Aids and the Federal Government</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.40</span>

Sue Coe

1 work online
Patricia  Coffie <br /><i>Head of State I</i>, 2007 (printed 2009)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.83</span>

Patricia Coffie

1 work online
Willie Cole<br /><i>Stowage</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.2</span>

Willie Cole

1 work online
Glenn O. Coleman<br /><i>The Arch</i>, c. 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.153</span>

Glenn O. Coleman

1 work online
Anne Collier<br /><i>Despair</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.20</span>

Anne Collier

2 works online
Bruce Conner<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">EVE</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RAY</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FOREVER</span></span></span></i>, 1965 and 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.41</span>

Bruce Conner

2 works online
John Coplans<br /><i>Self-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.98</span>

John Coplans

1 work online
Joseph Cornell<br /><i>Celestial Navigation</i>, c. 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.24a-k</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Joseph Cornell

1 work online
On view Audio
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Ralston Crawford

3 works online
On view Audio
Gregory Crewdson<br /><i>Untitled (north by northwest)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.169</span>

Gregory Crewdson

1 work online
John Currin<br /><i>Skinny Woman</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.30</span>

John Currin

1 work online
John Steuart Curry<br /><i>Baptism in Kansas</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.159</span>

John Steuart Curry

1 work online
Amy Cutler<br /><i>Pine Fresh Scent</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.99</span>

Amy Cutler

1 work online