New York, NY
Upper East Side
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday & Friday 10 am – 9 pm
The Met took over the old Whitney’s landmark building designed by Marcel Breuer to have additional space to explore the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Gorgeous open space with diverse art that appeals to all.
$: Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) (through Jul 22)
See seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from fourteenth-century Europe to the global present—in this astonishing exhibition. Well-known masterpieces from Donatello, El Greco, Rodin and Degas are juxtsposed with modern works by Louise Bourgeois and Jeff Koons. Be warned there is lots of realistic looking nudity and some effigies (including ones made of real bones, blood, and hair) can be creepy. One sculptre even looks at you and talks.
Strollers/Diapers: Check strollers or wheel right through the spacious galleries.
Eat & Treats: Blue Bottle Coffee on the top floor has yummy cookies, lots of comfy seating, and awesome kids art books to browse.
- Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) Wednesday, March 21–Sunday, July 22 10:00 am–5:30 pm