Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Well known as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, this museum is a storehouse of the finest Western modern masterpieces. It also has an impressive library with over 300,000 books.

In 1929, three wealthy ladies rented a space in the Heckscher Building in 5th Avenue and established the first Museum of Modern Art in New York. Later, the husband of one of them, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller, donated land and funds to build the present MoMA, and her sons commissioned landscape architect Philip Johnson to redesign the area around the museum, creating the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden in honor of their mother.

Today, the museum collection spans the period from 1880 until the present, featuring pieces of architecture and sculpture (including a much valued Goat sculpture by Picasso in the patio), drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and electronic media depictions. Among the presented artists are the great modernists like Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. The Museum also holds temporary exhibits showcasing innovative styles and revolutionary art expressions.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the finest collections of modern art in the world! Outside, in the garden, you can lose yourself and escape the noise and bustle of the big city.

Tip:
Make sure to visit the MoMA design store across the street which has an amazing array of interesting and innovative industrial design products.

Operation Hours:
Sat-Thu: 10:30am-5:30pm; Fri: 10:30am-8pm
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Sight Name: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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