The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, it has been important institution in developing and collecting modernist art of the world.
The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.
Considered by many to have the best collection of modern Western masterpieces in the world, MoMA's holdings include more than 150,000 individual pieces in addition to approximately 22,000 films and 4 million film stills. The collection houses such important and familiar works as the following:
• The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
• The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
• I and the Village by Marc Chagall
• The Dream by Henri Rousseau
• Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso
• The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
• Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian
• Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
It’s easy to get lost in MoMAs vast collection for an entire day; to maximize your time and create a plan of attack ahead of time, it´s good to download the museum’s floor plan and visitor guide from the website beforehand.
MoMA also houses a restaurant, The Modern, run by Alsace-born chef Gabriel Kreuther.
By subway: E, V to Fifth Ave-53rd St ; B, D, F to 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center
Entrance fee: Adults $20, Children ( Sun-Wed 10:30am-5:30pm Thu-Sat 10:30am-8:30pm