Video collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

In 1999, the Film and Video Committee is established to develop the acquisition of film and video for the Whitney’s collection. The Whitney’s holdings of film and video now form one of the major collections in the field and have become an important locus for art historical scholarship. Highlights of the collection include a large number of film installations and artist films from the 1960s and 70s. The Whitney holds the “Castelli-Sonnabend Tapes and Films Collection.” Among the earliest works in the Museum’s collection are Nam June Paik’s video sculpture Magnet TV (1965) and Bruce Conner’s three-screen projection EVE-RAY-FOREVER (1965/2006), one of the first film installations ever made. Another pillar of the Museum’s film and video program is “The Andy Warhol Film Project.”