Location: 45 W. 53rd St., New York
The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) is home to an enormous collection – 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, architectural models and design objects. Accentuating “modern” art means that some of the pieces are on the odd side, but there’s something to appeal to every taste in the permanent collection and regularly changing special exhibitions. And all will love the gorgeous, expanded building itself, with its 100-foot atrium towers. There are genuine classics like Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” and van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” And many other famous artists are represented, from Matisse to Picasso to Monet to Pollack.
And there’s much more – 22,000 films, videos and media works, as well as film stills, scripts, posters and historic documents. The museum‘s library is home to 300,000 books and magazines.
An extended Sculpture Garden features more than 30 masterworks. And check out the new Philip Johnson Architecture and Design gallery: It accentuates artifacts of everyday life – including iPods!