Have a New York trip planned? Carve time out to visit the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan’s popular Meatpacking District.
Capitalizing on sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s advocacy of modern American artists, the Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting American art. Founded in 1931, its collection now includes more than 21,000 works created by more than 3,000 artists and is widely considered among the finest holdings of 20th-century American art in the world.
Its newly renovated building features something for everyone with six easy-to-walk floors, two outdoor balconies and a restaurant.