HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM (NYC)

Thanks for the request, @bjnovak!
  1. As far as the architecture goes, there's nice use of both the indoor and outdoor spaces. Lovely birds-eye views of the High Line (pictured) and multiple floor-to-ceiling windows with seating which allow people to rest out of sight/out of the galleries. Curious how it will feel in winter when traffic flow changes.
  2. There's also this staircase in the middle which, 💡💡💡👀💯💯💯
  3. I didn't get to visit the spaces on the lower floors but it looks like they will have some good film and performance offerings.
  4. Right now the exhibit is essentially "some of our most famous works, plus a whole bunch of stuff from our collection that we had to keep in storage before." It's arranged more or less chronologically from the eighth floor down which makes it very easy to decide where you want to spend the bulk of your time.
  5. But the narrative isn't based strictly on movement or style, which helps keep things interesting.
  6. I know taking pictures of art on the walls in museums is pretty silly, but I was psyched to see this in person after studying it in college. Art history minors put your hands up! 🙌🏻
  7. The museum also isn't so huge that you feel worn down after spending time there. I was basically in and out in two hours.
  8. Before I left, I followed a tip I saw on ListApp and headed back upstairs to the cafe to eat this cookie and I don't regret it a single bit.
    Though charging as much for the milk as for the cookie itself was a bit cheeky, I thought.
  9. Re when to visit: I went on a sunny Friday morning right when it opened and had to stand in line for about 20 minutes. But when I left around 12:15 there was no line, no waiting. Make of that what you will.
  10. The outdoor spaces are refreshing and provide fantastic views of the neighborhood.
    Suggested by   @cristopher
  11. Inside the gallery spaces you are still always able to maintain a sense of where you are in the city.
    Suggested by   @cristopher