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THE WHITNEY IS CLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING OF OUR NEW BUILDING in spring 2015


Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new building will vastly increase the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, providing the first comprehensive view of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

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Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Ed Lederman
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Running People at 2,616,216(1978–79) by Jonathan Borofsky installed on the West Ambulatory, 5th floor, the inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See (May 1–September 27, 2015). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph © Nic Lehoux
Donald Judd (1928-1994), Untitled, 1968. Stainless steel and plexiglass, 33 × 68 × 48 in. (83.8 × 172.7 × 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc.  68.36. © artist or artist’s estate
Laurie Simmons, Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera), 1987. Gelatin silver print, 82 13/16 × 47 1/2 in. (210.3 × 120.7 cm). Edition of 5. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee  94.107  Video
© 1987 Laurie Simmons
Edward Ruscha, Large Trademark with Eight Spotlights, 1962. Oil on canvas, 66 3/4 × 133 1/4 in. (169.6 × 338.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Mrs. Percy Uris Purchase Fund  85.41. © Ed Ruscha
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, 1918. Oil on canvas; 35 × 29 15/16 in. (88.9 × 76 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Emily Fisher Landau in honor of Tom Armstrong  91.90
© 2009 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Eva Hesse, No title, 1970. Latex, rope, string, and wire, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Mrs. Percy Uris Purchase Fund, and the Painting and Sculpture Committee 88.17a-b. © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth; photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991. Wood, paint, steel, and fabric, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation 97.84a-d. © Fred Wilson

The Whitney’s collection contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.