Whitney Museum of American Art Tickets

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Whitney Museum of American Art | Discover America's artistic prowess

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a cultural haven in the heart of New York City. This iconic institution hosts a diverse collection of over 26,000 works that showcase the brilliance of more than 5,800 artists. From avant-garde masterpieces to contemporary expressions, the Whitney Museum is a space that encapsulates the rich tapestry of American creativity. Immerse yourself in an artistic journey that promises an unparalleled experience for art enthusiasts and cultural explorers.

Things to know before booking your Whitney Museum of American Art tickets

If a trip to Whitney Museum of American Art is on your itinerary, here’s a list of things to remember before you buy your tickets.

  1. Children and anybody under 18 years of age can enter the museum for free. You simply show your ID for age proof at the venue for free entry.
  2. Your tickets are not timed and allow you to enter the museum anytime between 10:30am and 6:00pm.
  3. You can leave and re-enter the museum with your original ticket at any time throughout the day.
  4. The tickets not only gives you entry, it also includes a downloadable audio guide, entry to Biennial 2024 that is taking place from 20 March 2024 to 11 August 2024 and free Wi-Fi within the museum premises.
  5. Check the museum's exhibition schedule before buying your tickets to see which galleries and artworks you would like to view during your visit.
  6. You can enter the ground floor for free and access the gallery on Floor 1, the lobby, Whitney Shop, and Frenchette Bakery. 
  7. Admission to Whitney Museum of American Art is free every Friday evening from 5pm to 10pm and on the second Sunday of every month. But you can expect larger crowds on these days.
  8. The museum is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators. It also lends manual wheelchairs free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
  9. You can take along strollers everywhere in the museum but make sure you don’t leave them unattended.
  10. While outside food and drinks aren’t allowed inside, there are dining options at the museum for your convenience.

Must-see artworks at the museum

Enjoy Whitney Museum of American Art's collection of over 26,000 twentieth and twenty-first centuries works like A Woman in the Sun and Puzzle Bottle created exclusively by American artists. The museum displays works of more than 3,900 American artists including Edward Hopper, George Tooker and Elizabeth Murray.

Plan your visit

Getting there
Rules & safety information
Visitor tips
Whitney Museum of American art

Opening hours: 10:30am - 6pm daily

Last entry: We recommend you enter at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed: Tuesdays, Christmas & 25 December.

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art on weekdays or during non-peak hours for a more laid-back experience. Opt for afternoon visits as they offer a tranquil atmosphere with fewer crowds.

Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 | Find on maps

  • By bus: Take buses M11, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M55 and X27.
    Nearest stop: Greenwich St/Horatio St
  • By subway: Take the A, C, E, and L lines.
    Nearest stop: 14th Street and 8th Avenue.
  • By car: The Whitney Museum of American Art is 9 miles from the John F Kennedy airport.
    Parking: Numerous parking garages including three ICON parking facilities at 99 Jane Street, 134–36 Jane Street, and 385 West 15th Street are available. 
  • By bike: The museum provides bicycle racks located in front of the museum. Additionally, Citi Bike docks are also available at the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.
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  • Bicycle racks: You can find bicycle racks in the front of the Museum. There are also Citi Bike docks at the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.
  • Toilets: Restrooms are available throughout the museum on floors -1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8. 
  • Coat check: There is a coat check facility where you can check in larger backpacks.
  • Wheelchair rentals: Wheelchairs are availabe on rent at the museum on a first-come, first-served basis.
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  • Service animals: Service animals are welcomed at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Accessible tours: Accessible tours are offered, providing detailed insights into the exhibitions and ensuring an inclusive and engaging visit for all.
  • Audio guides and transcripts: The Whitney provides audio guides featuring detailed descriptions of artworks for visitors with visual or hearing impairments.
  • Sign language interpretation: The museum offers sign language interpretation for select programs and events. 
  • Wheelchair accessibility: The Whitney Museum is wheelchair-accessible, with ramps and elevators strategically placed to facilitate smooth navigation. 
  • Sensory-friendly resources: The Whitney Museum provides sensory-friendly resources for guests who may benefit from additional support.
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  • You will be asked to check in large backpacks and luggage at the Museum’s coat check.
  • If you’re carrying smaller backpacks, make sure to wear them on your front or side.
  • You can take along strollers into the museum but don’t leave them unattended. 
  • Food & drinks are not allowed into the museum.
  • Don’t use flash, tripods, and selfie sticks within the museum.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art offers one on-site restaurant and a cafe:

Frenchette Bakery: Located on Floor 1, the Frenchette Bakery offers a delectable selection of on-premises baked goods illuminated by warm sunlight. Expect an enticing menu featuring both sweet and savory fare.

Studio Bar: Located on Floor 8, Studio Bar gives you the space to take a break and refuel with a snack or a drink. It is on the museum’s iconic terraces and offers beautiful views while you sip on your choice of beverage ranging from wine and beer to coffee.

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Whitney Museum Shop

From New York keepsakes like enamel pins and t-shirts to artist and art inspired books and memorabilia, the Whitney Museum Shop has a little something for everyone. You can buy souvenirs for as low as $ 2.40 here. The gift shop is located within the museum premises.

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Whitney Biennial

From 1973, every two years, the Whitney Museum of American Art showcased contemporary art by American artists over that period of time. Post 1932, this became a yearly affair celebrating the innovations and feats by American artists of today’s time. 

The exhibition has come to include everything from New Media to Artificial Intelligence making it a comprehensive display of art and artists’ adaptability to global changes and technology.

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  • Discover a diverse range of contemporary American art by exploring the museum's rotating exhibitions. Check the current exhibition schedule to plan your visit accordingly.
  • Enhance your experience with guided tours led by knowledgeable museum staff. 
  • Take advantage of the museum's educational programs, including talks, workshops, and lectures.
  • Consider becoming a museum member to enjoy exclusive benefits, including free admission, special events, and early access to exhibitions.
  • Familiarize yourself with visitor guidelines, including photography policies, and ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience for all patrons.

Frequently asked questions about Whitney Museum of American Art tickets

How much is a ticket to the Whitney Museum of American Art?

A standard entry ticket to the Whitney Museum of American Art is priced at $30 for adults. Admission for children under the age of 18 is free.

How to book online tickets to the Whitney Museum of American Art?

Conveniently book your Whitney Museum tickets online. Online bookings often offer discounts and exclusive promotions.

What do Whitney Museum tickets include?

Your Whitney Museum tickets provide access to a diverse range of contemporary American art, exhibitions, and cultural experiences.

How long does it take to complete a visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art?

A comprehensive visit to the Whitney Museum typically takes around 2 to 3 hours, allowing visitors to delve into the world of contemporary American art.

Can I carry cameras?

Personal cameras are generally allowed. However, professional photography equipment may require special permission.

Is photography allowed?

Photography is generally allowed for personal use. Some exhibits or events may have restrictions, and professional equipment may require special permissions.

What is the best time to visit the Whitney Museum of American Art?

Weekdays and non-peak periods typically offer a more relaxed experience. Plan your visit during these times for a more enjoyable exploration.

Is the Whitney Museum of American Art wheelchair-friendly?

Yes, the Whitney Museum is wheelchair-friendly, providing accessible pathways and services for guests with mobility needs.