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"The Whitney Museum" Upper East Side Tip by MM212

Upper East Side, New York City: 17 reviews and 54 photos

  The Whitney
by MM212

Named after Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an early 20th century sculptor and the founder of the museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on 20th century American art. It contains a very modern collection that sometimes is closer to being odd than modern! The museum building itself is an expression of modern art. It was designed in the 1960s by Marcel Breuer and is quite a contrast to the surrounding older architecture.

Address: Upper East Side: 945 Madison Ave @ 75th St
Phone: +1 212-721-3689

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2009
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