A New York reign of terror heat wave such as has been recently experienced, might produce the feeling of needing to be winched out onto the streets and even at that, under protest. But for this recommendation your time is limited, so put on your shorts and get a wiggle on.
As Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt live among my favourite artists of their period (Vienna Secessionists), especially their drawings—and more specifically their erotic drawings—I want to recommend a limited run of their work at the Neue Gallerie on Fifth Avenue at 86th Street, just uptown of the Met Museum; highly recommend.
I would be tempted to go the the Neue first, then to the Met where I would probably spend the rest of my art day in the totally climate-controlled galleries.
This show celebrates their centennial of their deaths in 1918 following World War I, in which Schiele himself suffered.
It is a New York-only kind of show—It is not likely to travel—hence my recommendation.
For additional cost, tickets with a time-sensitive portal may be purchased here.
The Neue charges $20 ($15 for seniors) for admission. In it there are two cafés, the less expensive basement cafeteria and the quiet, elegant Sabarsky on the main floor, featuring an authentic Viennese menu; fuel up there before going to the Met.
The Neue has a superb bookshop and an interesting, art-filled gift shop.
June 28-September 3