The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA as it is commonly known, is considered as one of the most influential museums of modern art in the world. Collections in MoMA feature modern and contemporary art, which includes architecture and design, drawings, sculpture, photography, paintings, film and electronic media. It is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, right next to the Rockefeller Center.
Along with the impressive sculpture garden, MoMA features six floors . The sixth floor provides stunning views while the fifth and fourth floors feature an amazing collection of modern art collections. The third floor features design and architecture collections while the second floor is dedicated to prints, illustrated books and films.
Founded in 1928, the Museum of Modern Art is considered as one of the most important modern art museums in the world. The idea for MoMA was developed by Aldrich Rockefeller. When MoMA opened, it was America’s premier museum devoted exclusively to modern art, and the first of its kind in Manhattan to exhibit European modernism.
MoMA contains one of the most impressive permanent collections of modern art in the world. The museum also features many world-class temporary exhibitions of art, architecture and design. MoMA’s library and archives contain more than 300,000 books and periodicals along with more than individual files on more than 70,000 artists. Work from some of the world’s most popular modern artists can be found in MoMA’s collection. Some of the works that can be found in MoMA includes works from Pollock, De Kooning, Picasso, Degas, and Warhol.
MoMA’s admission of $20.00 is the most expensive in the city; however it has free entry on Fridays from 4pm to 8pm, thanks to sponsorship from Target Stores. MoMa is closed on Tuesdays.