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“Interesting but missed seeing portraits from some of the painters I had come to see”

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Ranked #17 of 1,150 things to do in New York City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, The Museum of Modern Art is home to the world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art. The collection includes Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" and Andy Warhol's "Gold Marilyn Monroe," along with works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Murray, and many other great artists of our time. MoMA's collection also showcases photography, film, architecture, design, media, and performance art. Visitors can also enjoy shopping and fine and casual dining options.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Found our visit was educational, but disappointed by the lack of artists represented. Highlight was seeing VanGogh's Starry Starry Night. Saw some Picasso, Salvadore Dali as well as a couple of Monet pictures. A lot of the art was honestly over our head.

Thank Burm
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Brilliant museum. With some amazing pieces on display. We were lucky to visit when a Gaugin exhibition was on.

The museum staff were lovely with the exception of the cloakroom attendants who were very abrupt.

The audio tour was good but I had to replace mine 4 times because of a 'network failure' - it was annoying to keep having to go down to the ground floor to get a replacement. Plus you have to hand over photo id (no passports) before you get the equipment, they keep it until you hand everything back. This made me feel uneasy.

Other than that it's a wonderful way to spend a rainy day in NYC.

Thank RachelL84
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you have interest on modern art, MoMA is the one of the best place you have to visit all around the world. There are constant exhibitions and special exhibitions for a time period. Do not forget the visiting upper level to see the guest artist of your visited time. There is a MoMA shop across the street which is also so nice to see interesting products.

Thank mustdent
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I spent over two hours at the Museum of Modern Art in New York viewing the excellent exhibits of work by Paul Gauguin and Lygia Clark. I had not seen Gauguin's woodcuts or sculptures before, and this unusual exhibit has many woodcut prints and sculptures, as well as paintings. The explanations near the works of art were helpful, and I heard part of a tour guide's analysis of Gauguin's art, which was also helpful. Lygia Clark is a twentieth-century Brazilian artist whose work is not well-known in the United States. She did experimental sculptures and paintings. She used her art for therapy also. People can interact with some of Clark's works, which is unusual. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon at MOMA.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I really enjoyed this museum. Has a ton of works from the modern era including Picasso, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Matisse, Monet and dozens more who I can't remember. It was totally worth the trip although I would suggest going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art if you have to choose between the museums. Is within easy walking distance of Times Square area which was nice.

Thank Andy M
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