The better experience for me was viewing the history of toys exhibition or some of the other exhibits outside of the modern masters everyone flocks too. In fact the Met proved a more satisfying experience all round. I did have a wonderful experience looking at Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World at MoMA. It was tucked away down a corridor toward a lift lobby and no-one was around that area. This was one of the artworks I was haunted by as a child - there was a print in my Primary School library. It was wonderful to see it and really engage with the details: Seeing the birds up in the left-hand corner; The rather clunky rendering of the hands; The intimacy, the colour, the texture. It was as spooky as I had remembered it.
I haven't given up on art and the power it has to evoke emotion, but the museum system, the art world, the tourist culture, the selfie culture, the scale and prestige of institutions have come into sharp focus for me.