Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum is the home of 20th-century and contemporary American art and maintains a focus on works by living artists.
Its dedication to the collection, preserving and interpreting modern works means preeminent artists have had their first comprehensive museum surveys at the Whitney. They include important figures such as Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo, Glenn Ligon, Cindy Sherman, and Paul Thek.
The museum has strived to purchase works in the year they were created, often well before the artists who created them become broadly recognized. It is located between the High Line and the Hudson River in a vast building that allows for large exhibitions and programs.