“The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMa is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.”
I’m a fan of museums. I love art and I especially love something different. A couple of years ago, I was in New York and I made my Dad and Brother visit the Museum of Modern Art. Let me just say the two of them were not too thrilled about this. Philistines! They were so annoying and they didn’t even want to give it a chance. So I told them that I really wanted to look at everything and they either stay away or look and be quiet. Let me tell you that by the end of the tour, they had changed their minds. The museum wasn’t so bad, after all. And how could they not like it? It was absolutely wonderful. I really loved everything about it, especially the fact that you were allowed to take pictures. I think that when you are not highly interested in art but want to give it a try, MoMa is the right place to go. Everything is very modern and therefore easier to identify with. You might come across artists you have heard of like Andy Warhol and even see paintings that look familiar. The museum presents a great variety of paintings, photographies and interesting sculptures. I admit, I didn’t get the idea of every piece but I guess that is just the beauty of art. It leaves room for plenty of interpretations and every person thinks about it, differently.
My favorite part was a room that had a special light system in the middle of it. With the walls being white and the light being of color, the people inside became part of the art by creating all kinds of shadows. I spent a lot of time in that room, taking a lot of pictures of my shadows. I wish, I would have that room to myself, and requisites, and a photographer. It is a great idea to incorporate the visitors and provide them with all kinds of ways to explore art. After all, the museum “seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.” The next time in NY, I will definitely try to go there, again.
I can only recommend this wonderful museum. Make sure to give it a try and I promise you won’t be disappointed. It is located in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues and is open seven days a week.
For more information visit: http://www.moma.org/