The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is located in Manhattan in New York and is one of the leading museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. The collection consists of 20th century painting and sculpture of the 20th century, movies and photos and an extensive collection of books.

The MoMA is located near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which exhibits a significantly wider art spectrum.


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The history[Edit]Edit

The idea for a museum that is exclusively dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern art was formed in 1928. It applies in this respect as the oldest and most important museum of modern and contemporary art in the world. It was given shape by the patronage of wealthy citizens like Abby Aldrich Rockefeller who wanted to dispel the traditional hegemony of the museums of fine arts. This group of enlightened citizens dreamed to enthuse the audience for the new art movements that changed the art thoroughly. The museum was in her first case opened in 1929 and started with an exhibition with works by Vincent van GoghSalvador DalíPaul GauguinPaul Cézanneand Georges Seurat. The idea had such success that it got an echo over time in all major cities in the world. The MOMA-collection includes more than 150 000 in 2007 paintings, images and photos, 22 000 films and film stills and 300 000 books.

Collection highlights such as the starry night by Vincent van GoghLes Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp 's bicycle wheel can you see on a daily basis. The museum also preserves work of Belgian artists such as René MagritteJames EnsorMarcel Broodthaers and Luc Tuymans.

In January 2008 opens Jan De Cock there as first living Belgian artist an exhibition entitled Denkmal 11, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York. [2]

The building[Edit]Edit

The building was designed in the international style by the modernist architects Philip s. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone and opened to the public in 1939. Around the year 2000, there is a large-scale renovation place. The design was by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi. Parts of the collection were sent on tour ' in this period ", so that in the year 2004 two hundred of the most important works in the collection were in the new National Gallery in Berlin.

Some highlights from the collection[Edit]Edit


The most important art movements and painting styles in the Museum of Modern Art are:


The collection consists of several departments such as:

Department Of Painting[Edit]Edit

The museum has a collection of paintings and a large number of leading (masterpieces) from well known painters, especially from the 19th and 20th century. The paintings are by artists from around the world, including:

Paintings at the Museum of Modern Art[Edit]Edit

Examples of some paintings by well-known artists are:

Modern art at the Museum of Modern Art[Edit]Edit

In addition to the aforementioned modern art are located in the collection also includes works of art from the postmodern period and important contemporary works of art by artists such as Roby HornYogesh Shaw,Marlene Dumas and Luc Tuymans.

The MoMA were formerly the large and well-known work Guernica by Pablo Picasso, until this anti-fascist work terugkon to a democratic Spain in 1986. Now it hangs in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofíain Madrid.

Also the arts of different designers can be seen here such as those of Jacob Jensen and Richard Hutten.

Department Of Sculpture[Edit]Edit

Also contains the collection of the Museum of Modern Art many international sculptures mainly from the 19th century and the 20th century, including works by the following sculptors:

The museum has room for bookstores, restaurants and there is an educational Department. There is a documentation center for modern art. Tours can be followed e.g. by means of an audio tour.

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