Whitney Museum of American Art 

  • During a “Spring break trip” to the Whitney Museum of American Art in March 2018, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer recreated the famous pose from Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” while the painting was on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg visited in March 2018 and shared, “You know you’ve made an impression when your art is on the wall of #thewhitney. This #newyorker might be partial, but #museums in New York are extra special. Today @whitneymuseum in the #meatpackingdistrict, I loved this really important and brave #art from the #guerrilagirls who stand to expose #genderand #ethnic bias and corruption in #politics.
  • Designer Prabal Gurung described the work of Laura Owens as “Just mind blowing” when he was here in February 2018 and said the trip was “My Saturday night at the museum. Date night by myself.”
  • Holly Robinson Peete had a mother-daughter day here in August 2017.
  • Emily Ratajkowski took a look at Henry Taylor‘s work at the Whitney in May 2017.
  • Molly Shannon snapped a selfie with the “#samaragolden” installation “from the Whitney Biennial” in April 2017 and also pointed out the Deanna Lawson “Ring Bearer” print.
  • A couple Carmen Herrera paintings and an “Alice Neel portrait of Andy Warhol” were a few of the pieces Mindy Kaling admired when she came here in November 2016.
  • Lucy Liu took in “A little culture with my little one” here in October 2016.
  • Erin Heatherton observed the art here with a friend in July 2016.
  • Orlando Bloom spent time with son Flynn here in May 2016.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg shared in April 2015 that she watched the museum “being built from the ground up from my (former) apartment window. One day it was a parking lot, shortly after I was staring at what would become the 8th floor.” She added that it was “Lovely to see it has become a home for amazing art.”
  • Karlie Kloss came to to observe the art here in April 2016.
  • Katie Holmes felt “#joy” while at the Whitney Museum in March 2016.
  • Malin Akerman shared a shot from the Whitney Museum of American Art in March 2016 and asked, “I actually don’t know which piece of art is better here…I’m leaning toward electrocuted hairdo plumber crack toddler on step dad’s shoulders…you?”
  • Martha Stewart and her grandchildren enjoyed the Frank Stella: A Retrospective exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art  in January 2016.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson marked his 40th with a “Birthday museum outing” to the Whitney Museum of American Art with husband Justin Mikita in October 2015.
  • In August 2015, Katy Perry admired the “Perf palettes: Pollock & Kooning” as well as her “fav piece by Charles Ray,” called “Boy.”
  • Zach Braff seemed to enjoy the view from the Whitney Museum of American Art when he was there in August 2015.
  • Kelly Rutherford participated in some of her own heart-filled “#momsart” while there with her kids in July 2015.
  • In July 2015, Lena Dunham proudly posed next to one of her dad’s paintings that is hanging at this museum. See if you can spot Carroll Dunham’s art there.
  • Heidi Klum gave the museum a thumbs up when she was at the Whitney Museum of American Art observing the 20th- and 21st-century art in June 2015.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson jumped for joy at the chance to explore the museum with his sister in June 2015.
  • Jessica Seinfeld said husband Jerry Seinfeld enjoyed his birthday tour of the “stunning” building and “heart stopping” outside spaces in April 2015. She added, “The chairs are a highlight, and Jerry enjoyed those most of all.” (Jerry grabbed a bright pink seat, while Jessica went with a blue one).
  • Solange Knowles admired both the art and the museum itself in April 2015 saying, “Pictures can’t do justice. ‘The Rose’ by Jay Defeo is a soul touching stunner. The new Whitney Museum is a beaut.”
  • Karlie Kloss checked out the Jeff Koons exhibit before it left for Paris in October 2014, particularly calling out the “10-foot high pile of Play-Doh” and the famous Koons balloon dog.
  • In October 2014, Nicky Hilton posed alongside a Popeye statue, which was part of the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective traveling exhibit.
  • Joe Jonas took a selfie with an expressive piece of Jeff Koons art here in September 2014.

Stargazer Tip: The Whitney Museum of American Art opened a new building in downtown NYC in Spring 2015.


99 Gansevoort St., New York City, NY 10014, USA
(+1) 212-570-3600