Located on the Upper West Side along museum mile, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) building is almost as impressive as the art inside. MoMa offers art lovers the ultimate contemporary art canvass, housing one of the world’s most prestigious modern and contemporary art collections. It’s also one of the most influential modern art museums in the world.
With artworks ranging from Picasso and Van Gough to Warhol and Pollock, the museum brings together famous pieces from around the world to create a diverse and well-celebrated collection.
Whether you have a trained eye or are looking to learn about art, visiting MoMa is an experience to be enjoyed by all. The beautiful thing about art is that it is in the eye of the beholder, meaning that everyone can appreciate a piece for a different reason.
The collection includes works of architecture, film, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, photography, prints, and more.
The concept for MoMA came from patrons of the arts: Lillie P. Bliss, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Mary Quinn Sullivan, who became known as ‘the daring ladies’. Their dream became a reality in 1929 when the doors first opened and it became America’s premier museum devoted exclusively to modern art.
Today MoMA is home to some of the world’s most famous works, including:
- Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889)
- Rousseau’s The Dream (1910)
- Picasso’s Boy Leading a Horse (1906)
- Cézanne’s Bather (1885-1887)
- Monet’s Reflections of Clouds on the Water Lily Pond (1920)
- And many more
After taking in modern masterpieces of art, visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of the in-house restaurants, including Terrace 5, The Modern and Café 2.
MoMa is one of the City’s most popular attractions and an experience you won’t want to miss out on. Guests of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania are only a five minute cab ride away or an ideal 25 minute walk, taking you on an excellent walking tour right through Times Square.