As the days become a little warmer, walking around the streets of Manhattan felt more and more pleasurable. Occasionally, when the wind gushes more moments of coldness, I would plan my day mostly indoors instead of walking around. Such mornings are best spent inside a great museum, like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown.
Comparing with the Met which I gravitated towards the beautiful sculptures, I was very excited to see more familiar names and pieces in MoMA. One of the many self-portraits of Frida Kahlo with a monkey, Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night", and Edvard Munch's "The Scream" were on display. With the little art knowledge that I have, I had a lot of "Oh, he/she did that!" moments while inside (like Paul Cézanne's works and Henri Matisse's "The Dance I" which was my favorite along with "The Starry Night").
Just like the time when I saw Mona Lisa in the Louvre, I was surprised to see that some of the famous pieces are actually smaller than I imagined it. I guess it's always like that, their impact made these pieces indeed larger than life.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the people below are not on the phone - it's the museum's electronic tour guide. Lol.
Just like most of the key museums, the MoMA is one of the attractions available in the New York City Pass (89 USD) or, if bought separately, would cost 25 USD. Getting there by subway is easy - take the E or M train to 5th Ave - 53rd Street Station and walk westwards to the museum along 53rd Street.
Please check out MoMA website for the details of the art on display and operating hours.
Location:Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, USA
Camera Used:Canon EOS 400D
Date:January 6, 2013