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July 5, 2003

Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a leading advocate of 20th and 21st-century American art. Founded in 1930, the Museum is widely regarded as the preeminent collection of 20th-century American art and includes the entire artistic estate of Edward Hopper, the largest public collection of works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and Lucas Samaras, as well as significant works by Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Kiki Smith, and Andy Warhol, among other artists. With its history of exhibiting the most promising and influential American artists and provoking intense critical and public debate, the Whitney’s signature show, the Biennial, gauges the state of contemporary art in America today. First housed on West 8th Street, the Whitney relocated in 1954 to West 54th Street and in 1966 inaugurated its present home at 945 Madison Avenue, designed by Marcel Breuer. The Whitney is currently moving ahead with plans to build a second facility, designed by Renzo Piano, located in downtown New York at the entrance to the High Line in the Meatpacking District.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art: 
A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet > Through January 3, 2010
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction > Through January 17, 2010
Roni Horn aka Roni Horn > Through January 24, 2010
Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer > Through January 24, 2010
Omer Fast: Nostalgia > December 10, 2009 - February 14, 2010
2010 Biennial > February 25–May 30, 2010
Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield Opens June 24, 2010
The museum is located at 945 Madison Avenue, New York City. Museum hours are: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit http://www.whitney.org/.

Updated: 22-12-2009