Whitney Museum of American Art or the Whitney is an art museum located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York City. It designed by Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith in 1963. The museum has an unique design, uses distinctively modern style, and it focused on 20th- and 21st-century American art.
The unique design of this building is the staircase façade made from granite stones. It is not like other building which has big structure at the bottom and decline to the top. The building has small structure at the bottom and bigger at the top of the building. It looks like the building will collapse, but it has sturdy construction at the bottom. This design is a suitable design for the building which has a small area to build. It will increase the wide of the room on the building.
The other unique part is the weird windows. It designed to be raised on one side, looks like avoiding the hot sunshine at day and afternoon. On the side of the building, the windows placed on irregularly place, makes a sense of art.
The museum contains paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, video, and photography. It more than 18,000 works on the building from many renowned artists like Josef Albers, Donald Baechler, Thomas Hart Benton, Louise Bourgeois, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Greg Colson, Dan Christensen, Ronald Davis, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, William Eggleston, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Keith Haring, Grace Hartigan, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, Eva Hesse, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Ronnie Landfield, John Marin, Knox Martin, John McCracken, Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Maurice Prendergast, Kenneth Price, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Mark Rothko, Morgan Russell, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Cindy Sherman, John Sloan, Andy Warhol, and hundreds of others.