Midtown Manhattan is the place to experience modern lifestyle to its fullest. More than the cradle of fashion, this part of New York City values culture as well. On 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, The Museum of Modern Art or MoMA houses an unequalled collection of modern and contemporary art.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is the most influential museum of its kind in the world. It boasts of varying collections from architecture, visual arts, and electronic media to films. The library alone is a repository of more than 300,000 books with individual informative files on over 70,000 artists. These are such impressive numbers if you were to think that these are primarily about modern and contemporary art only.
Modern masterpieces from all over the world are housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Art works from contemporary masters like van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Gauguin, Monet and Kahlo are hung side by side as if hailing the artists’ diverse talents. The diversity doesn’t stop here. Around 22,000 films and 4 million film stills from all seven continents are being preserved in the Museum, with the belief that cinema is the predominant art form of the 20th century.
The Museum also acknowledges the advancement of technology by exploring multimedia art works. They schedule multiple shows for performance art and screen films every day. Original prints of photographs that graced the pages of history never fail to inspire awe.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller had enough foresight to see the importance of developing the Museum for the greater good of the modern generation.