Architecture to Art: New York City’s Hudson Yards and the Whitney Museum
We start our adventure at Hudson Yards, the newest section of the High Line. We will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from The Vessel, the centerpiece of Hudson Yards. It’s a beautiful honeycomb-like structure which has been nicknamed “Manhattan’s answer to the Eiffel Tower.” Our timed passes will allow us to climb The Vessel at our own pace – either by stairs or using the elevator, or a little of each! The view from the top is spectacular! When we touch back down, we will have plenty of time to explore other parts of Hudson Yards, such as The Shed, New York’s newest venue and performance space, and/or The Edge, the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Heading to the Whitney Museum, we have the option of walking the High Line or taking the bus. There’s so much to explore along the way! This elevated public park is built on a historic freight rail line. Featuring beautiful gardens, sculptures, and exciting contemporary art – it’s an ever-changing landscape. There are many options for lunch along the way or in the cafeteria at The Whitney. Upon arriving at the museum, we will have a docent-led tour at the of “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art 1925-1945”, an exhibit of approximately 200 works by 60 American and Mexican artists. After our tour, we will have leisure time to explore the many other wonderful pieces of art.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guides, snacks and gratuities.
554 – $106
7 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 7 a.m.