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Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art, NYC © Trish
Museum of Modern Art, NYC © Trish

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, owns the most important collection of modern art in the USA including works by Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Max Beckman, Ansel Adams, and Kiki Smith. What started as a gift of eight prints and one drawing has developed into a vast and varied collection of something like 150,000 paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and other media, and the Museum's Library and Archives boast an impressive collection of books, historical documents and photographs. Priding itself as an educational institution, the Museum of Modern Art offers various activities and programmes for the general public, as well as special segments thereof, in order to broaden the community's knowledge of, and approach to, the exciting and puzzling world of modern art.

Address: 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan

Website: www.moma.org

Transport: Subway: E or V train to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue, or B, D, or F train to 47/50 Street Rockefeller Center. Bus: M1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to 53rd Street

Opening times: Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm (until 8pm on Friday).

Admission: $25 (adults), free for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.