May 26, 2010

Museum of Modern Art

One of the first places I visited in New York last weekend was the Museum of Modern Art. The museum, located in midtown Manhattan, collects modernist art, and is home to influential pieces by artists as diverse as Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Paul C├ęzanne, Henri Matisse and Paul Gaugin.

The museum also collects drawings, photography, film and design and architecture works.

Before heading to MoMA, I bought my ticket online ($20) which save me a lot of time, as it afforded me to skip the line. Upon entering I head directly to the fourth and fifth floors, where the goodies are - the works of van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin, and Salvador Dali, among others.

The third floor holds the industrial design works, including pieces such as the Vespa, a Pininfarina-designed sports car, and even a flight information display system.

How to Get There: MoMA is located at West 53rd Street in midtown Manhattan, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

website:; entrance fee is $20

pics, from top: Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, Pablo Picasso's Demoiselles d’Avignon, a flight information display system, the Pininfarina-designed Cisitalia 202 GT, outside the courtyard

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