Activities & Resources
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)551in New York, NY 10019
about The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA):
From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to become world's largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture, comprising some 3,200 works dating from the late nineteenth century to the present. MoMA also owns some 14,000 films and four million film stills, as well as 140,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, all part of the Museum's library.
The new facility is giddy with open space, and kids do respond to the clean lines, and the ability to look back at what they saw on the floor below from a new perspective. And almost every item on exhibit can lead to wonderful discussions about what makes "art," and how broad interpretation and imagination can be.
The fourth-floor galleries house a selection of works created between the early 1940s and the late 1960s, including pieces by Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Eva Hesse.
Galleries on the fifth floor display works from 1880 to 1940, beginning with pioneers of modern art like Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, and continuing with masterworks by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Fernand Léger, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miro, among others.
Membership for families is available at an annual rate of $150 ($120 is tax deductible). With discounts at the museum shops and cafe, not to mention members' privileges when it comes to workshops and easy entry, this is a real deal.