Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney is a beautiful museum dedicated to the works of American artists in the twentieth and twenty first century. Named after founder and socialite Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney the museum's collection of new and innovative American contemporary art is unmatched.
Its entrance is on the southern end of High Line Park, so you can combine your cultural outing with some frisbee and a picnic.
Check ticket availability
Tiqets does speed up the entry process, but you will still get snagged in a coat check line -- wait for the elevator line, etc.