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When Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney passed away in 1942, she left a substantial bequest to ensure that the museum she founded would continue to exist as a testament to contemporary art in America. In 1968, Josephine Hopper, widow of Edward Hopper, enriched the Whitney’s permanent collection immeasurably with her bequest of the bulk of Hopper’s artistic estate. Over the years, many more individuals have strengthened the Museum with their own bequests, large and small. You too can contribute to the Whitney by making your own planned gift to the Museum.

By exploring the range of planned gifts, you may learn how you can achieve personal financial planning goals while making a significant contribution to American art.

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Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916  86.70.3
Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916. Oil on canvas, 50 × 72 in. (127 × 182.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Flora Whitney Miller  86.70.3
© Estate of Robert Henri