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Why is the Whitney museum famous?

What happened to the Whitney museum?

The museum closed in October 2014 to relocate to its current building, which was designed by Renzo Piano at 99 Gansevoort Street and opened on May 1, 2015. ...

Is the Whitney free?

All visitors must book timed tickets in advance. Corporate partners and other Museum affiliates must also book complimentary tickets in advance. Members enjoy free admission with their Whitney membership card.

Who designed the old Whitney?

George Macculloch Miller (a.k.a. Flora Payne Whitney)—whose mother opened the first Whitney Museum of American Art in Greenwich Village in 1931—unveiled the Whitney's $6 million Marcel Breuer–designed building at Madison Avenue and 75th Street.Mar 4, 2016

Why is the Whitney museum famous?

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.

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How much do Whitney tickets cost?

Photo Karin Jobst. Advance tickets went on sale Friday for the soon-to-reopen Whitney Museum of American Art (see The Whitney's New Meatpacking Home Opens May 1), and visitors should prepare for some sticker shock. Ticket prices are now pegged at $22, up from $20 at the now-shuttered Breuer Building.Apr 5, 2015

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Is Whitney museum free for NYC residents?

The Whitney offers complimentary admission to members, visitors 18 and under, and the following groups with valid identification. Timed tickets must be reserved in advance.

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How long does it take to get through the Whitney Museum?

Standard tours last one hour and cover one exhibition. We also offer a Welcome to the Whitney tour, which explores the Whitney's history, architecture, and some highlights from our Permanent Collection.

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Do you need a reservation for the Whitney?

Permits for Mt Whitney Day Use and Mt Whitney Trail Overnight are by reservation only. Visitor center is not open for walk up requests as we are working remotely.

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Is the Whitney free for CUNY students?

Through the program CUNY Arts, you'll be able to enter the following locations free of charge: The Frick Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, The Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art.Sep 14, 2018

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When did the Whitney Museum move?

Following a move in 1954 to an expanded site on West 54th Street, the Whitney opened the Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue at 75th Street in 1963. The iconic building housed the Museum from 1966 through October 20, 2014. The Whitney's current building at 99 Gansevoort Street opened on May 1, 2015.

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Can you take photos in the Whitney?

Personal Photography

Personal, noncommercial photography is permitted in public areas and in the Museum's Permanent Collection galleries only. The use of a flash, tripod, or other professional equipment is not permitted.

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Can I bring a backpack to the Whitney?

Generally 70,000 to 100,000 hikers apply to hike or backpack to the summit from Whitney Portal between May and November. So the parks service enforces a quota system. Only 100 day-hikers and 60 backpackers are allowed on the Mt Whitney Trail from Whitney Portal per day, from May 1st to November 1st.

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Does the Whitney have a coat check?

Pets are not allowed in the gallery except for service animals. The use of charcoal, pastels, permanent markers and watercolor or oil paint is not allowed in the galleries. Please deposit any items larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches in the coat check during your visit.

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What neighborhood is the Whitney Museum in?

The Whitney welcomes you to the Meatpacking District, a twenty-square-block neighborhood with a bustling community of artists, galleries, educators, entrepreneurs, and residents.

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When did the new Whitney Museum open?

The Whitney's current building at 99 Gansevoort Street opened on May 1, 2015. Innovation has been a hallmark of the Whitney since its beginnings.

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How long does it take to get through the Whitney?

Standard tours last one hour and cover one exhibition. We also offer a Welcome to the Whitney tour, which explores the Whitney's history, architecture, and some highlights from our Permanent Collection.

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Do you need reservations for the Whitney?

Permits for Mt Whitney Day Use and Mt Whitney Trail Overnight are by reservation only. Visitor center is not open for walk up requests as we are working remotely.

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What happened to the Whitney Museum in NYC?

The museum closed in October 2014 to relocate to its current building, which was designed by Renzo Piano at 99 Gansevoort Street and opened on May 1, 2015. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum's namesake and founder, was a well-regarded sculptor and serious art collector.

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Who designed the Whitney Museum in 2016?

The Whitney Museum, New York City in 2016: The building was designed by Renzo Piano. The Whitney developed a new main building, designed by Renzo Piano, in the West Village and Meatpacking District in lower Manhattan.

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How much does it cost to get into the Whitney Museum?

General Admission All visitors must book timed tickets in advance. Corporate partners and other Museum affiliates must also book complimentary tickets in advance. $25 Adults. $18 Seniors, Students, and Visitors with Disabilities. Free 18 and under. Book Tickets. Whitney Members Members enjoy free admission with their Whitney membership card.

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