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Free Day at the Whitney Museum of American Art
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Whitney building boasts some 63,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor exhibition space. Founded in 1931 by sculptor and art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt, the Whitney Museum—NYC’s top art museum for 20th- and 21st-century American art—is dedicated to presenting the work of several young American artists. Its collection holds about 15,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs by nearly 2,000 artists, including Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper (the museum holds his entire estate), Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keeffe and Claes Oldenburg.