"Ow, it's tough because I recently took up an invitation to D.C. for the Anne Truitt exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and oops, it was incredible.
C'est la vie, NYC. Don't expect that to happen here. I can say the
National Archive trumps the Met in its comfort in viewing work. If Dia's
here may as well throw DC in, $40 O-trip. Oh, if we're stuck with nyC,
i'd push for Salon de fleur. It's near everyone's favorite pizza trap
Lombardi's. It acts as a recreation of Gertrude Stein's salon. Housing
many famous works by her company (in multiples) it affords the viewer
plenty of seating and low lighting that does not bother or distract the
gaze of the visitor. Though it is by appointment only, it can be a nice
refresher from the busy day-to-day we often feel locked. Sigh, if you
want another place hit Fort Tryon Park, a museum it is not, a wonderland
it is, well, there is a secluded soccer park, early NY architecture, a
pathway(cough) through the woods, and the cloisters. And hey Who doesn't
like making plans to go to the cloisters then arriving just a bit late.
If that's the case, maybe give it a shot."