Monday 20 May 2013 -
The Whitney American Art Museum, New York, visit
Independent American art culture.
Much like Peggy Guggenheim, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an artist herself as much as she was an art patron and collector. She founded this museum in 1931 and dedicated herself, via the museum's programme and mission statement, to promoting American arts independently from European influence.
The Whitney Collection boasts more than 18,000 works dated to the 20th and 21st centuries, covering a range of styles and genres from Pop Art to Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism.
Visit the museum with family and friends, and even small toddlers as there are workshops specially aimed at families.
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Telephone:212 570 3600
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