24 Hours in New York City // All About MoMA

Sharing my 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
 
Sharing my 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) NOT YOUR BORING OLD MUSEUM My brother's top 3 museums in New York City included MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), so when he flew in from Asia for a quick visit, we went to check out its latest exhibits. MoMA is one of those museums where, no matter how old you are or whether you're into art or not, you'll find something that excites you. And it starts the moment you enter into the main lobby area with these dramatic paintings hanging high above the help desks.  Artworks shown in photos: Mark Bradford, "Let's Walk to the Middle of the Ocean", 2015 (Left) & Brice Marden, "The Propitious Garden of Plane Image, Third Version", 2000-2006 (Right).

Sharing my 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) BEYOND WALLS OF PAINTINGS What I love about MoMA is the variety of exhibits you get to see. This one here reminds me of similar display I saw at the Ampersand Hotel in London's South Kensington neighborhood. 

Sharing my 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) AROUND THE WORLD This is another interesting exhibit where the artist, Alighiero Boetti, made up travel itineraries for his friends and mailed envelopes to each destination on these imaginary trips. As each one was returned to him, he continued to mail the returned envelopes to the subsequent destinations. Sounds silly, but it's fun to see how far these mails had traveled and the care they received as each mailman/mailwoman hand-wrote return notes in different languages from around the world. Exhibits shown in photos: "Viaggi postali (1969-70)" 

Sharing 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) CHALLENGE THE NORM The top photo is from the "A Japanese Constellation" exhibit (through 7/31 only), showcasing works by Japanese architects who are heavily influenced and mentored by Toyo Ito, the award-winning architect. It's fun looking through these miniature versions. The bottom artwork is a copy of a poster originally published by Life Magazine in 1967. What's special about it is that, in 1968, MoMA curator Mildred Constantine asked local designers to add graffiti to thecopy to challenge conventional attitudes about the appropriate treatment of an artwork in a museum.  

Sharing 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) AT THE HEART OF IT ALL...... Paintings still make up the heart of a museum. There are many that I like at MoMA, but  it won't be possible to show them all. Here are a few of my favorites.  Artwork shown in photos: Piet Mondrian, "Broadway Boogie Woogie", 1942-43, Jackson Pollock, "One: Number 31, 1950", 1950, Henri Matisse, "Dance (I) Paris, Boulevard des Invalides", early 1909, Georges-Pierre Seurat, "Evening, Honfleur", 1886, Mark Rothko, "No. 3/No. 13", 1949, Fernand Léger, "Exit the Ballets Russes", 1914.

Sharing 24 Hours Adventure in New York City // All About MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) BRING HOME THE MAGIC A must-do at MoMA besides the exhibits is to shop at their store. I've been a fan of their catalog for ages. I can't afford to buy them all, but below is my wishlist. Well, a short version of it because I'd want to buy them all. You can also shop online, but it's great to be able to touch and feel them in the store.  
 

Visiting Tips //

Give yourself at least 2 hours to get a taste of the exhibits.  To be honest, you can probably spend a day in there if you want to explore every nooks and crannies.  If you're short on time, try to check online and pick out some exhibits you really want to see and focus on those first.  Don't forget to set aside some time at the end for the MoMA Store!

Getting Here //

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York (Between Avenue of the Americas and 5th Avenue).

MoMA is surrounded by a few subway stops, but I highly recommend spending some time walking through the streets of NYC to get to MoMA. The city blocks are short and there's so much to see at every corner.  If walking is not ideal, I recommend getting a cab/Uber as the subway system can be very confusing.

bye bye nyc...hello san francisco

My next goal is to visit the newly renovated SFMOMA in San Francisco.  The brand new structure in itself is a great piece of art.

This MoMA story is the last installment of my 24-hours adventure in New York City.  It's been lots of fun sharing the different things I did in NYC with all of you!  Thanks for all your comments here and on Instagram....and thanks for following me along!

If you're curious about the other legs of my NYC adventure, click links below for previous posts:

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The Food Edition @ Caracas Arepa Bar + Spot Dessert


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