The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, as it is often called, is hands-down the most comprehensive and well-respected collection of modern art on the globe. No visit to New York City is complete with some time spent at MoMA, and it’s best to allow a lot of time to experience it fully. If you are tired to looking at dusty old paintings and art created hundreds of years ago, this museum will be like a breath of fresh air!
An Instant Education
When you think about modern art, you may be picturing stark white sculptures in twisted and bent forms or paintings that challenge the imagination. And yes, there are objects like that in the MoMA. However, modern art reaches far beyond the stereotypes to include many facets of our daily life. Graphic art is a major facet of the modern aesthetic, and it’s one you may identify with strongly at the MoMA.
While you are at the museum, you can walk at your own pace through the various galleries of modern paintings and sculptures that might match what you envisioned. But there also are performance art pieces that may get you thinking or interactive labs that allow you to become part of the experiment.
One of the best things about modern art is that it encompasses many media that weren’t prevalent or even possible when the Old Masters ruled the world. At MoMA, you will find current day platforms such as photography, film and printmaking to explore.
This season at the MoMA, there are many interesting exhibitions to take in. There are two presentations about trailblazing women, one on Icelandic musician Bjork and a one-woman show by Yoko Ono. The Ono collection is a callback to an unauthorized “exhibit” the artist staged at the museum in 1971.
If you are looking for a familiar name among the installations at the MoMA, be sure to stop by the collection by Andy Warhol, which includes his famous 32-piece Campbell’s Tomato Soup Cans series painted in 1962. The paintings are presented in a line, not a grid, to mimic the format in which they were originally displayed when first painted. The cans and Warhol’s other works featuring items of consumerism were a major influence in the movement known as “Pop art.”
Book Your Tour Now!
Clear your mind of what you thought you knew about modern art and plan your trip to the Museum of Modern Art today. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your tickets and start organizing your tour through the museum.
11 West 53 Street, New York, New York 10019
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