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Whitney Museum Of American Art

945 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10021 | East 80s | 800-WHI-TNEY

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Museum hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 1-9pm (6a9pm pay-what-you-wish admission); & Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm This museum is located on the Upper East Side just a block away from Central Park and fairly close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The location has hosted a series of experimental and independent films and is a key collector of video art.


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