Museum of Modern Art
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The MOMA, as the Museum of Modern Art is called, is a stream-lined attractive-looking museum, with gorgeous wide rooms and wooden floors. There, you can see masterpieces from the late 19th century to the present, such as Van Gogh's Starry Night, so much better in person than on posters, and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. This museum also holds Matisse's Dance, and Pollock's One. Check out the objects in the Architecture and Design collection, as well as the stills and films in the Film and Media collection. The Photography collection has some stunning works by Ansel Adams.
The views from the MOMA looking out on the architecture of West 53rd street are wonderful. There are tall glass windows from which to peer out over the street.
Young kids will be bored at the MOMA, but older kids will appreciate the art.
If you're hungry, you can grab a bowl of soup, or a panini at Cafe 2, inside the museum. For a more expensive meal, eat upstairs on the Fifth floor during the summer, at Terrace 5, and enjoy views of the sculpture garden and the city.
MOMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Cost is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $14 for students. Children under 16 are free.
Open daily from 10:30 to 5:30. On Fridays they stay open later, until 8pm.
Parking costs an arm and a leg, so take public transport:
Subway: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47-50 Streets/ Rockefeller Center.
Bus: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53 Street
Call (212) 708-9400.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.