ADDRESS: 11 west 53rd street
OPENING-HOURS: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art will close from June 15 to October 21 for renovation.
The Museum of Modern Art, also called MOMA, is identified as the most important museum of modern art in the world. The idea for the museum was developed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of the famous John Rockefeller 1929, and backed by some friends founded a museum entirely dedicated to modern art. The museum changed locations few times throughout the years, eventually in 1932 found home at the current address on 53rd street. The Building was renovated and enlarged to hold the numerous works of art.
The MoMa offers a wonderful collection of modern art including more than 150.000 pieces from the Post-Impressionist, to Cubism, from Italian Futurist, to Surrealism and much more. The most famous artists are: Umberto Boccioni, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, Vasily Kandinsky. There is also an entire floor dedicated to architecture and design, drawings and photography.
Seniors (65 and over with ID) $18
Students (full-time with current ID) $14
Children (16 and under) Free
The MoMA Ps1 where it is located
MoMA Ps1 is a branch of the MoMA and is located in Long Island City, Queens. If you love contemporary art, do not miss the museum that boasts one of the most important collections in the United States.
Video: Museums of New York- MoMa, Met, Guggenheim
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