Whitney museum OF American kind

the Whitney museum OF American kind in New York accommodates one of the most important collections of contemporary American art 20. Century. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the museum in the year 1931 with approximately 700 works of art from their own possession.

The current building became after two removals 1963 - 1966 of Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith planned and builds. It impresses itself by its treppenförmige front from large grey granite stones and the windows inverting outward. After the building was extended 1998 carefully by the purchase of a neighbour building and the paging by offices and stockrooms into the new building, an extension and a renovation of the existing building are planned by Renzo Piano.

The museum issues painting, design now genes, pressures, sculptures and photographies . The Whitney Biennale in a large-scale and internationally considered exhibition informs every two years about the current conditions of the American art.

The constant collection contains more than 12,000 works of art many important artists. Are represented among other things Andy be-get, Jasper John, Keith Haring, Willem de Kooning and Edward hopper.

Web on the left of

homepage of the museum

coordinates: 40° 45 ′ 7 " N, 73° 58 ′ 42 " W


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