Whitney Museum of American Art

Situated in meat-packing district on Gansevoort Street in lower Manhattan is the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was established in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wealthy and famous American socialite and art patron of whom the museum is named after. The Whitney focuses on 20th-21st century American art, with a permanent collection of 21,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints. Among famous artists are: Joseph Stella; Jeff Koons; Mark Rothko; Willem de Kooning; Jackson Pollock; and many more. Originally located on the upper East side on Madison Avenue and 75th, they moved to its current location in May 2015.