The MoMA was founded in 1929 by Lillie P. Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan and John D. Rockefeller II. In a year marked by a major world crisis, the founders decided to create a space where they could present the avant-garde artists of the time to the general public.
It all started with 8 paintings and one drawing. Today, MoMA's collection is one of the largest modern art collections in the world. Rich and varied, it has over 150 000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, images and design pieces. It also includes 300,000 books and over 70,000 artist files.
At MoMA you’ll find various artistic styles such as expressionism, abstract and cubism. And one-of-a-kind pieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Cézanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Klimt, Rodin and Modigliani.
If you love modern art, this is the museum that can’t be missed in New York.
Cool Tip: Visit MoMA on Friday – besides a free visit, the museum is open until 8 P.M. If you’re visiting the museum during high season, opt for times such as early morning or between 12 and 1 P.M.