The Whitney Museum of American Art exists primarily to host the works of new artists, especially living artists. It is located one block east of Central Park on Madison Avenue and 75th Street, though its original location was in Greenwich Village. It is open Wednesday through Sunday and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission is $16, though it is reduced to $12 for guests between the ages of 19 and 25, seniors, and full-time students. Admission is free for guests under 18 and members.
Though the Whitney primarily focuses on new and emerging artists, it also has many modern American classics in its collection, including works by Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, and Man Ray. The museum was designed by Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith. It is easy to spot, since it is dark granite and very modern in style compared to its surroundings.
The museum is home to an upscale coffee shop and restaurant called Untitled that is open Tuesday through Sunday. This restaurant serves a variety of homestyle meals, including omelets, burgers, sandwiches, and traditional desserts like cake and ice cream. The restaurant is open for dinner on Fridays through Sundays, and the menu changes each week to reflect locally available ingredients. The restaurant also serves cocktails, beer, and wine.