NYC's Whitney Museum receives major artwork gift

May 7, 2010 7:26:01 PM PDT
The Whitney Museum of American Art has received a major gift of more than 350 works of art from a longtime benefactor.

The museum said Friday the donation was made by philanthropist and art collector Emily Fisher Landau. The 367 pieces include works by Carl Andre, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning.

The museum says it plans an exhibition of the works in early 2011.

It says the gift will fill important gaps in its holdings.

Fisher Landau is a longtime benefactor and trustee of the Whitney. In 1995, she established an endowment to support the Whitney Biennial exhibition.