Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Andrew Kist

Whitney Museum of American Art


A premier arts institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art is home to one of the world’s most comprehensive modern and contemporary American art collections. Through world-class exhibitions, events, and educational programming, the Whitney strives to expose diverse audiences to the works of American artists.

Grantee Summary

Since its founding in 1931, the Whitney has served as a leading institution dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of 20th-century and contemporary American art. The museum has grown from an initial collection of 600 works to 21,000 pieces produced by more than 3,000 American artists in its current collection. The Whitney’s unprecedented focus on works created by living Americans exposes patrons to relatively young or unknown artists. With programs that cater to families, young children, teenagers, and communities alike, the Whitney aims to increase access to its unparalleled contemporary art collection.

GRoW Support

2018 – Arts Education, including the annual Walter Annenberg Lecture Series

2017 – Arts Education– Youth Insights Program

2017 – General Operating Support

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Participants in Youth Insights, a free semester-long program offered by the Whitney Museum of American Art, visit the studio of Biennial artist Raúl de Nieves to learn about his practice and discuss his artworks. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Andrew Kist.

Visitors watch Bruce Conner's Crossroads (1976), installed as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Matthew Carasella.

Visitors walk through Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, stepping into Jud Yalkut's piece Destruct Film (1967), where they are invited into a room strewn with reams of unspooled film amidst projections of kaleidoscopic images of slides. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Matthew Carasella.

View of the Whitney Museum from Hudson River. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Karin Jobst.

Participants in Youth Insights, a free semester-long program offered by the Whitney Museum of American Art, visit the studio of Biennial artist Raúl de Nieves to learn about his practice and discuss his artworks. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Andrew Kist.

Visitors watch Bruce Conner's Crossroads (1976), installed as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Matthew Carasella.

Visitors walk through Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, stepping into Jud Yalkut's piece Destruct Film (1967), where they are invited into a room strewn with reams of unspooled film amidst projections of kaleidoscopic images of slides. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Matthew Carasella.

View of the Whitney Museum from Hudson River. Photo courtesy of the Whitney by Karin Jobst.


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