The Museum Modern Art in New-York : MOMA
On September 11th, 2011, we were in New York for the remembrance of the attacks of the World Trade Center of September 11th, 2001.
Considering the influx on the site, it was more than difficult to reach it without "pass" and as a good many of you we lived the event in front of the television... Then we decided to visit the Museum of Modern Art - The MOMA - situated between 5th and 6th avenue, on the 53rd street, not far from our hotel, behind Bryant Park.
Before letting you discover an anthology of the exposed works some lines of history:
Established in 1929 by Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller as well as four other sponsors, the MoMA was the first museum to dedicate completely its collection to the modern era.
Beginning with the innovative European art of the 1880s, the collection contains incomparable works for every successive period of the visual culture until our days, as well in clearly modern techniques such as the movie and the industrial design as well as more traditional sizes.Including now more than 150 000 works of art, the collection offers an incomparable point of view on the modern and contemporary art.
The MOMA underwent an important renovation between May 21st, 2002 and November 20th, 2004 under the responsibility of the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi with Kohn Pedersen Fox.
The second level is dedicated to the media :
- prints and illustrated books(pounds),
- movies with a projection room.
At the third level:
- Architecture and design,
At the fourth and fifth levels:
The visit being so fascinating as we stayed a little more than 7 hours by taking place of the dinner.
Considering the density of slide shows it will be necessary to you, maybe, to take back you there there several times... For a better comfort of viewing, spend in full screen mode.
Photos, Vidéos and Text © Michel Lebel & Co
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