30 Best Museums In New York City – Sea The City

4. Whitney Museum of American Art. Founded in 1930 by America’s socialite, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum exists as an ode to her preference for American art. You can check out works by Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper and Robert Bechtle as you wander along the 50,000 square feet of indoor space. 5.