The Museum of Modern Art is an iconic institution in modern art, whose influence reaches far beyond New York.
The museum has played a significant role in the development and collection of modernist art since its inception nearly 100 years ago. It’s known as one of the most influential museums for such work, exerting a major influence on other institutions throughout history via presentations at MoMA that were important to numerous artists’ careers (and even their lives) today – like Jackson Pollock who was characterized by painter Willem de Kooning when he said: “I am very excited about what you are doing with this painting.”
The Museum of Modern Art is an American art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is often identified as “the most influential museum of modern art in the world.”
Visitors have the opportunity to experience all that MoMA has to offer, and they can see everything from Cézanne paintings to The Starry Night. The top floor houses a large permanent collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern art by French and German artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and many more. The museum also has a large wing devoted to contemporary art in the 53rd Street building.
In addition to its permanent collection galleries for European paintings and sculptures as well as modern/contemporary art; The Museum of Modern Art also maintains special exhibitions that bring in major works from all over the world – currently featuring work from Australia, Brazil & Mexico.