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Whitney Museum of American Art Library Collection Page The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library contains a comprehensive research collection related to modern and contemporary American art.

The Library was originally built on the books and papers of The Whitney's founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and her first Museum director, Juliana Force. It also contains the institutional archives, periodicals, artist files, Special Collections and related digital research materials. The Library is central to the mission of the Whitney Museum of American Art, an institution committed to living artists. Holdings relate to the artists collected and exhibited at the Museum and chronicle the development, over nearly one hundred years, of both the institution and the art of this country. The Museum's history of support for American artists is demonstrated in the exhibition publications it produces along with other collection-related catalogs since its founding in 1930.

Today, the Library's in-depth collections are of paramount importance to research and scholarship on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This collection was generously supported in part by a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council - METRO


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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries
Whitney Museum of American Art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
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The format of the series begins in 1970 as a large once-folded newsletter, and changes in December 1976 to a smaller newsletter folded several times. In September 1982, the format changes to a single sheet and begins numbering issues at 1. In October 1988, issue 44, the title of the series is changed to The New American Film and Video Series.
Topic: Video art, United States, Periodicals.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Ferriss, Hugh
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
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Topic: American Architecture
Whitney Museum of American Art
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Exhibition, May 19, 1969-July 6, 1969.
Topic: Arts Exhibitions. Art Philosophy
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Goodrich, Lloyd
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Phillips, Lisa
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jan. 18-Ap. 16, 1989.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Irwin, Robert, 1928-
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Exhibition catalog for the Robert Irwin exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, Apr. 16-May 29, 1977.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Armstrong, Tom, 1932-
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A Bicentennial exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, shown from March 16 to September 26, 1976.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
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Includes text by Museum Director Adam D. Weinberg and ISP Director Ron Clark.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art -- Independent Study Program. Art -- Study and Teaching (Higher) --...
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Issued in connection with the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Apr. 30-June 27, 1982.
Topic: Video art Exhibitions.
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Accompanies the exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum and sponsored by Philip Morris Incorporated and the National Endowment for the Arts; to be held at Hayward Gallery, London, Feb. 11-Mar. 29, 1981, and four other museums, Apr. 22, 1981-Feb. 10, 1982.
Topic: Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Exhibitions.
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Portraits
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Tucker, Marcia
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[Exhibition] Whitney Musuem of American Art, April 9-May 31, 1970.
Topic: American Art
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Downtown Branch of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Text by Judith Bernstein, Madeline Burnside, Jeanette Ingberman, Ann-Sargent Wooster.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Doty, Robert M.
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at Whitney Museum of American Art, April 6-May 16, 1971.
Topic: American Art
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The July 1, 1994-June 30, 1999 edition was published in an online format only; a printed copy is available in the library.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Portraits
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-
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An exhibition organized for and shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, April 6-June 16, 1974.
Topic: American Art
Exhibition organized by Elisabeth Sussman and Barbara J. Bloemink.
Topic: Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944 Exhibitions.
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[exhibition] September 12-November 12, 1997, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion.
Topic: American Art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Levin, Gail, 1948-
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Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art. [Exhibition] September 27-December 9, 1979.
Topic: American Art
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Catalog of an exhibition from Oct. 23, 1998 to Jan. 15, 1999.
Topic: Neshat, Shirin, 1957- Exhibitions.
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by Brenner, Anita
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Mexican Artists
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
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Published in connection with an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum, Sept. 20-Dec 2. 1984
Topic: Arts, American Exhibitions. Avant-garde (
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Allan, William, 1936-
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Brochure of an exhibition held at the Museum, Jan. 17-Feb. 17, 1974. Text by Marcia Tucker.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-
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Compiled for the Jacob Lawrence exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, May, 1974.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Baur, John I.H.
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The result of a retrospective exhibition of the work of George Grosz held by the Whitney Museum of American Art in January and February 1954
Topic: American Painting
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Guidebook
Whitney Museum of American Art
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
A 50th anniversary exhibition, December 10, 1980-February 8, 1981 by Patterson Sims.
Topic: American Art
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, June 25-September 28, 1980.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Tuttle, Richard, 1941-
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[Exhibition] Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 12-November 16, 1975, Otis Art Institute Gallery of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, January 16-February 29, 1976 by Marcia Tucker.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Foley, Suzanne
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Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Dec. 9, 1981-Feb. 7, 1982, and subsequently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Works by Peter Voulkos, John Mason, Kenneth Price, Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, and Richard Shaw
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Haskell, Barbara
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sept. 16-Dec. 5, 1982.
Topic: American Art
A 50th anniversary exhibition, February 17-May 3, 1981 by Patterson Sims.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984
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[Catalog of the exhibition at the] Whitney Museum of American Art, November 13, 1973-January 6, 1974.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Haskell, Barbara
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[Exhibition] Whitney Museum of American Art, May 17-July 16, 1978.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Rosenquist, James, 1933-
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Catalog of an exhibition held April 12-May 29, 1972 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Topic: American Art
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
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[Exhibition] Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 11-March 26, 1950. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 13-May 14, 1950. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, June 4-July 2, 1950.
Topic: American Painting
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Biennials 1973 - present. 1973 Biennial Exhibition occurred [garden and first floor] January 10 - March 4, [second and third floor] January 17 - March 11, and [fourth floor] January 25 - March 18.
Topic: American Art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906
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Catalog of the exhibition held Mar. 28-May 14, 1972, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; June 7-July 22, 1972, at the Detroit Institute of Arts; Aug. 15-Sept. 30, 1972, at the Cincinnati Art Museum; and Oct. 20-Dec. 3, 1972, at the Milwaukee Art Center.
Topic: American Art
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[Exhibition] Whitney Museum of American Art, September 21-November 6, 1955. The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, November 27-December 25, 1955. The Detroit Institute of Arts, January 13-February 12, 1956. City Art Museum of St. Louis, March 2-April 1, 1956. Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, April 15-May 20, 1956. Los Angeles County Museum, June 10-July 8, 1956. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, July 25-August 26, 1956. San Francisco Museum of Art, September 13-October 14, 1956. Exhibition and catalogue by...
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American Painting
Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Kenkeleba House and held there May 10-June 27, 1992 and at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Nov. 19, 1992-Jan. 27, 1993.
Topic: Bannister, Edward Mitchell, 1828-1901 Exhibitions.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Kline, Franz, 1910-1962
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Catalog of an exhibition held Oct. 1-Nov. 24, 1968, at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Dec. 17, 1968-Jan. 26, 1969, at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Feb. 21-Mar. 30, 1969, at the San Francisco Museum of Art; and Apr. 12-May 25, 1969, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Topic: American Art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana
Topic: American art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Levin, Gail, 1948-
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Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art. [Exhibition] September 27-December 9, 1979.
Topic: American Art
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Painting
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Annual Exhibitions occurred during 1937-1972. 1967 Annual Exhibition ran from December 13, 1967 - February 4, 1968.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Vollard, Ambroise
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Painting
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Weitenkampf, Frank
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Engraving, United States, History
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Works in the exhibition: [4] p. inserted.
Topic: Painting, American Exhibitions.
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, Feb. 22-Apr. 21, 1989.
Topic: Amusements -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Whitney Museum of American Art
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Turrell, James
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Dates of the exhibition, October 22, 1980-January 1, 1981 and organized by Barbara Haskell ; introduction by Melinda Wortz ; commentaries by James Turrell.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Goodrich, Lloyd
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Baur, John I. H.
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Catalogue of the exhibition [April 5-May 22, 1960]
Topic: American Art
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
Whitney Museum of American Art
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The Whitney Review ran from 1960-1977 followed by Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978-1994, and Whitney Museum of American Art annual report, 1994-2001.
Topic: Whitney Museum of American Art annual report.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-
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First published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Oct. 19-Dec. 3, 1972, organized and directed by William Alex.
Topic: American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974.
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Catalog of an exhibition held Feb. 14 to Mar. 31, 1968, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other museums.
Topic: American Art
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[note] Cover title: Flora
Topic: Miller, Flora Whitney. Whitney Family. Whitney Museum of American Art. Art patrons--United...
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Caricatures and cartoons