Here's How to Whitney From Home

Even in uncertain times, there are no limits to the creative spirit. It’s what makes us human.

So while our physical Museum is temporarily closed to the public, know that the spirit of the Whitney is open to all—and we're committed to connecting you to inspiration, knowledge, and a sense of community through art.

We've laid out some of the best ways to explore American art of the twentieth century to today across our website and social media channels. Start with a journey through our online collection, revisit some of your favorite Whitney exhibitions, and relax with an array of video and audio content that will bring you closer to the stories behind the art and artists that we at the Whitney hold so dear.

Follow all of our digital activities using the hashtag #WhitneyFromHome, or sign up for our newsletter below. We look forward to connecting with you.


Online Collection

Dive into the Whitney's collection of more than 25,000 works of American art from the twentieth century to today. Reflect on your favorites or discover works new to you through advanced searches by artist name, medium, and more.

Social Media

Get your daily dose of art by connecting with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And to binge on our video content—including artist profiles, insights into works in the collection, clips of performances, and our Whitney Stories series—head on over to our YouTube channel.

Vida Americana

There are plenty of ways to explore Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 while the Museum is temporarily closed. View photos of the exhibition's galleries, listen to the audio guide and watch related videos, and go deeper into the themes of this landmark exhibition by reading an excerpt from the catalogue, available in English and Spanish.

Artport

Check out Artport—the Museum's portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for new media art commissioned by the Whitney. Journey through a website that advertises a fictitious New York City apartment that covers more than 300 million square feet, watch an artist paint fifty-six portraits in real time—and much more.

Audio Guides

Go deeper with Whitney exhibitions past and present with these audio guides featuring insights from artists, curators, and other notable experts. With guides available for kids, videos in ASL, accessible transcripts, and Spanish translations, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Conversations about Art

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through insightful discussions that explore the ways in which the Whitney's collection and exhibitions connect with contemporary topics.

Teacher Guides

Learn about art from wherever you are with these educational resources! Each guide offers information about selected artists and works of art related to our collection and exhibitions, as well as topics for discussion, writing activities, and art projects.

Accessible Media

The Whitney is an inclusive, welcoming place, and we want all visitors to experience the richness and variety of American art. Be sure to check out our videos in American Sign Language, as well as sound descriptions and transcripts on our audio guides.

Exhibition Archive

Revisit fifteen years of Whitney exhibitions right on our website. Browse photographs of the exhibitions, take in related audio and video content, and broaden your perspectives through related essays and articles by curators, historians, and other leading cultural thinkers.

Biennial History

Want to know which artists were featured in the first Biennial exhibition, held in 1932? Now it's easy to find out in the Biennial section of our website. Dig into the history of this Whitney hallmark—the longest-running survey of contemporary American art—by exploring the programs of every Biennial (there's been seventy-nine of them!), as well as a wealth of digital content created for the past six exhibitions.

Essays

Read a selection of essays written by Whitney curators that explore issues at stake in art today. Recent additions include an excerpt from the Vida Americana catalogue, and an essay considering the role of narrative in the paintings of emerging artist Salman Toor.

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A 30-second online art project:
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