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Manhattan, New York 10019
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The MOMA's atrium has lately been used for performance art pieces, including this marathon staring contest by Marina Abramović.
The MoMA (website) is a Museum (Contemporary) in New York.
Official description from MoMA:
MoMA has just completed the largest and most ambitious building project in its history. This project nearly doubled the space for MoMA's exhibitions and programs. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the new MoMA features 630,000 square feet of new and redesigned space. The Peggy and David Rockefeller Building on the western portion of the site houses the main exhibition galleries, and The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building—the Museum's first building devoted solely to these activities—on the eastern portion of the site provides over five times more space for classrooms, auditoriums, teacher training workshops, and the Museum's expanded Library and Archives. These two buildings frame the enlarged Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The new Museum opened to the public on November 20, 2004, and the Cullman Building opened in November 2006.
Dan's opinion:
The MoMA was the first museum in New York that I went to on a free night and is also the first museum that I've ever become a member of. It's my favorite museum in the city, but I don't know how much of an endorsement that is considering one of the most memorable MoMA events for me was the time they screened Jackass 3D.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Museum of Modern Art (stylized MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media. MoMA's library and archives hold over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, as well as individual files on more than 70,000 artists. The archives contain primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art. It also houses an award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Modern, run by Alsace-born chef Gabriel Kreuther.

Promotional images for exhibits from MoMA official site

Current Exhibitions

Jan 28, 2011 – May 09, 2011
The pictures in this exhibition, selected from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, exemplify the complex and varied uses artists have devised for photography in the field of performance since the 1960s.
Feb 09, 2011 – May 23, 2011
In his conceptually rigorous and often witty work, Berlin-based artist Henrik Olesen (b. 1967, Esbjerg, Denmark) investigates structures of power and systems of knowledge to reveal inherent logics and rules of social and political normalization
Mar 27, 2011 – Jul 11, 2011
This exhibition, featuring approximately 250 works by some thirty artists, is drawn from MoMA’s outstanding holdings of German Expressionist prints, enhanced by selected drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the collection.
Feb 13, 2011 – Jun 06, 2011
Sometime between October and December 1912, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) made a guitar.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Jul 24, 2011 – Nov 07, 2011
Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance.
Dec 18, 2011 – Mar 26, 2012
The first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Iveković (b. 1949, Zagreb) covers four decades of the artist's remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Iveković came of age in the early 1970s during the period known as the Croatian Spring.
May 08, 2011 – Aug 01, 2011
Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Antwerp, Belgium) uses poetic and allegorical methods to address political and social realities, such as national borders, localism and globalism, areas of conflict and community, and the benefits and detriments of progress.


MoMA is affiliated with: PS1 Contemporary Art Center

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