Whitney Museum of American Art



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The Whitney Museum of American Art, often referred to simply as "the Whitney", is an art museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York City, the Whitney's permanent collection contains more than 18,000 works in a wide variety of media. The Whitney Museum of American Art places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists for its collection as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection containing many important pieces from the first half of the last century. The Whitney Museum of American Art's Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and less well-known artists whose work is showcased by the museum.