Museums in The Big Apple: The Museum of Modern Art

Museums in The Big Apple: The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art or popularly known as MoMA is not just one of the most famous museums in New York City, it is also recognized as one of the most influential modern art museums worldwide just like the One Beijing Art Gallery in China. MoMA accommodates a comprehensive collection of all sorts of contemporary and modern artwork, ranging from architectural pieces and design to sculpture and paintings, to electronic media and film, and a lot more. This exquisite museum is a powerhouse of archives and a library that contains more than 300, 000 entries, which include primary source material that focuses on modern art history. MoMA also takes pride in its award-winning fine dining experience, from its restaurant called The Modern. 

MoMA Location

Situated in Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art is just several blocks south from Central Park, in between 5th avenue and 6th avenue. If you want to explore other museums around Manhattan that hosts more than contemporary art, you’ll find many different museums nearby. The American Folk Art Museum next door holds one of the biggest assemblages of folk art that you’ll find in the country. Then, several blocks away, the Museum of Arts & Design and the Dahesh Museum of Art, is situated. You can easily explore the whole place around the museum through public transportation. They have three stations in total, which are three blocks away, powered by five distinct subway lines.

Modern Art Architecture

MoMA is located inside the building on 53rd street, which was remodeled in the year 2004 and presently provides twice as much space for art exhibitions compared before the refurbishing period. 150, 000 artworks can be found inside and around 22, 000 films and film stills. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and the Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali are some of the Western artworks that you can see in the museum. Works from well-known artists like Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol are also housed inside. Aside from its wide-ranging collection, MoMA also offers rotating exhibitions all throughout the year. 

The Artworks

If visiting the Museum of Modern Art is more than just seeing the outstanding artworks for you, they also provide different forms of education programs. They offer several lectures and conversations daily, typically founded around present exhibitions. These can widen your knowledge and render a more comprehensive and in-depth experience with the work of art you pass through. If you want an even closer view of the world of modern art, The Museum of Modern Art conducts all-embracing internships and courses headed by famous art experts. 

Once you are done exploring The Museum of Modern Art, and other museums found in New York City, you’ll certainly won’t hold back sharing your experience with your family, friends, and colleagues. The MoMA has a lot more to offer, and it would be a shame not to talk about your experiences and learnings from the trip. The historical and cultural insights and understanding you gain are simply priceless.

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