Grab a scone and coffee at Whole Foods Market on 10th Avenue on the West Side. It’s steps from the 30th Street entrance to the High Line, where you begin with “Untitled (drone),” surrounded on all sides by the shiny metallic structures of New York City. In 2017, Durant’s “Scaffold” appeared in Minneapolis’ Sculpture Garden, but it was taken down following protests from Dakota leaders, and led to an extensive reconciliation process with the Walker Art Center.Walk down part of the High Line toward 23rd Street. The elevated walkway is built into old railroad tracks, melding the past and the present in one experience. Most of the public artworks on the High Line rotate every 12 months or so, giving the park the feel of a 1.5-mile-long outdoor gallery. Some areas along the way, like a strip of old tracks where trees spring up from the ground, feel like art installations in and of themselves — reminders of historic Manhattan.Exit the High Line at 23rd Street and then enter the Chelsea Arts District, where dozens of established art galleries await. Start at Lehmann Maupin (501 W. 24th St.), representing an array of international artists including Catherine Opie (whose photographs of Minnesota ice houses are currently on view in “Five Ways In” at the Walker).Pop upstairs to the Hill Art Foundation (239 10th Ave.), a public exhibition and education center that works with contemporary artists such as Kevin Beasley, whose sculpture, performance and sound installation explore protest, labor, family and Black identity.Down the street is a variety of contemporary galleries. Check out Yossi Milo Gallery (245 10th Ave.), then head down 24th Street to catch shows at classic spaces like the Gladstone Gallery, blue-chip galleries Matthew Marks and Luhring Augustine, and Jack Shainman, a hip gallery known for introducing international artists to the U.S. market. Be sure to drop into Greene Naftali (508 W. 26th St.), known for representing cutting-edge artists including 2022 Whitney Biennial artist Aria Dean.Once you’ve gotten your Chelsea fill, which should take at least two hours, take the F Train downtown to the Broadway-Lafayette station to hit the New Museum on the Lower East Side. Before you exit the station, spot Mel Chin’s permanent installation “Signal” (1998), with six blue-tile figures symbolically connected by long lines, representing the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, who were among New York state’s original inhabitants.At the seven-story New Museum (235 Bowery, $18, timed admissions recommended), the exhibition “Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott,” featuring 40 years of paintings with satirical takes on race, beauty and American culture, opens June 30.