Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) of New York is famous for its collection on Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece – The Starry Night. As a museum fans, I looked for more than that.
Unluckily, apart from the Starry Night and other masterpieces, I am not quite impressive by this museum…… (If you want to skip the long story, you can go directly to the end for my special traveler tips.)
鼎鼎大名的紐約現代美術館Museum of Modern Art(MoMA)是傳奇大師梵高(Vincent Van Gogh)曠世巨作《星夜(The Starry Night)》的現藏地點，要一睹真跡風采，不可能不去吧﹗
First of all, let’s see which masterpieces in MoMA:
Vincent Van Gogh – The Starry Night
Claude Monet – Water Lilies
Henri Matisse – Dance(1)
Pablo Picasso - Las señoritas de Aviñon
Andy Warhol – The Last Supper
Galleries are on 2nd to 6th floor. Most of the masterpieces are located at the 5th floor. Apart from these masterpieces, collections of MoMA include contemporary sculpture, thematic exhibitions and artworks from photographers. I think most of them are ordinary, lacked of interactive and surprise. (just personal opinion…)
Compared with the full of surprise and creative in NGV of Melbourne, Australia which I introduced last month, I can say some artwork in MoMA are quite old-fashioned, boring and tradition….sorry!
This may be one of my only highlight apart from masterpieces. The short tunnel is full of photo of mothers. Those mothers are producing baby in great pain and their body are in blood. The artwork is showing the greatness of mother with the most direct angle! I thought that even men see this artwork feel the pain too!
The Sculpture Garden at outdoor.
MoMA store is one of my highlight of the museum. There are many interesting stationery and decoration with incredible design. Look at the cute graphite Empire Building and Chryslers Building, you don’t want to really use it, will you?
This NYC skyline chess is so just….. COOL!
Yayoi Kusama again....
Thank you for keep reading to this part. I think you really want to visit this famous museum. Let me give you some advice then…..
Unofficial tips for visiting by Anariggie
Tips 1: Free entry section 😄
If you just want to see The Starry Night of Van Gogh and other masterpieces, please don’t miss the chance of free entry on every Friday evening.
Free Entry Section: 4pm-8pm, every Friday
To avoid long queue and too many visitors, I suggest you can enter after 6pm. 1 – 2 hours is pretty enough. (Don’t worry. No queue on normal days….)
Tips 2: Masterpieces Location 😄
Those masterpieces are on 5th floor. Don’t waste your time on other floors with free entry. Sorry, MoMA!
Tips 3: Avoid Backpack 😄
Backpacks are refused to enter the galleries and have to be stored in checkrooms. Thus, you can save more time if you no need to queue for checkroom. (Queue are long even in normal days.)
Tips 4: Attractions in Walking Distance 😄
MoMA is located at midtown of Manhattan. Many attractions are in walking distance. Times Square and Broadway in west. 5th Avenue in east. Central Park in north. Grand central station in south. So be smart when you plan your visit.
Museum of Modern Art(MoMA), New York
Location: 18 West 54 Street, Manhattan (Nearest subway station: 47-50 St. Rockefeller Centre, B/D/F/M Line)
Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm (open daily) / Open until 8pm on Fridays
Admission(USD): Adults $25/ Seniors $18 / Students $14 / Children Free
Free Section： 4pm-8pm, every Fridays
地點：18 West 54 St, Manhattan (最近地鐵站 - 47-50 St. Rockefeller Centre, B/D/F/M Line)
開館時間：10:30am-5:30pm (每天開館) / 星期五至8pm
入場費(USD)：成人 $25 / 長者$18 / 學生 $14 / 兒童免費
More Museum in New York to come............