The Whitney, entirely devoted to American art, was just an annex of the Museum of Modern Art until 1966. It’s worth visiting for Marcel Breuer’s building, in the shape of an inverted pyramid, as well as for the collection.
Every two years a special exhibition is held to introduce young American artists. The Whitney’s curators have a reputation for being the most dynamic and imaginative in New York. There’s also a branch of the Whitney downtown at 55 Water Street, open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission free. Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park.
D Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a. m. to 4.45 p. m. Sundays from 1 to 4.45 p. m.; closed on Mondays. (This is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)