The Whitney Museum made a smart move to the highly trafficked High Line in the popular Meatpacking District. While it was a great idea to draw more crowds, I have to say I prefer the old building and space. Why? Not sure. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it? Having said that, the museum still has the same great art and many more acquisitions. The good news is while there is a line to get in, it is short and moves fast. It’s very efficient–others could learn from its example of how to keep a line moving. Inside, there’s a small gift shop area near the ticket line. Once through the ticket line, take an elevator up to view the art–if you’re lucky, you’ll get to ride the huge freight elevator with a horde of other art lovers wondering how much weight this elevator can hold. On the top floor, step out on the balcony for great views of the city. The museum is also right on the High Line, so you can stroll through after your museum tour.
Now–for the foodies. The Whitney has a Danny Meyer restaurant, Untitled. Besides Untitled, foodies may want to visit just to see Wayne Thiebaud’s cakes. While the museum has a number of his works, only one is on view, Pie Counter.