Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street
New York City, New York
United States 10014
+1 212-570-3600


Ever since the illustrious U.S. art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney launched the Whitney Biennial in New York in 1932, this venerable survey of contemporary art in America has become the Holy Grail for up-and-coming artists looking to snag a spot in this coveted exhibition lineup and take their shot at fame and fortune.

Blending its sharp glassy angles into the Meatpacking District, the new Whitney Museum of American Art has shed its reputation among locals as the big grey box on the Upper East Side and put $422 million (U.S.) into a new building that appears to extend the look of the High Line out toward the Hudson River.