The MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) is, without a doubt, one of the best museums of modern art in the world. It is located in Mid Town Manhattan, on 53rd street. If you do not have much time to explore the museum in depth there are particularly three paintings that are worth to visit the MOMA and admiring at least these three art pieces: “The Persistence of Memory”, By Dali; “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” by Pablo Picasso and “The Starry Night”, by Vicent Van Gogh. Of course, it is an arbitrary selection and the truth is that the entire museum is a must.
There are also works of current trends such as the Abstract Expressionism with Pollock, the New Figuration with Francis Bacon, Minimalism with Barnett Newman, Pop Art with the flag of Jasper Johns or Campbell’s Soup cans by Warhol that will be great to see during your visit to MOMA. There is so much to enjoy at the museum: its collection has around 15,000 works. Other authors who have their works here are Miró, Magritte, Moore, Braque, among many others. And the collection doesn’t stop growing day by day.
To complete the visit to the MOMA you can walk around the garden, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. A green space, with benches, a few fountains and huge sculptures. An excellent place to rest after visiting the MOMA.
A few tips to visit the MOMA:
- I would start the visit on the fifth floor, it is the floor where you will find the Van Gogh “Starry Night” and many other famous paintings.
- Fridays from 4 to 8 pm the museum is free, although very crowded.