Must-See NYC: The MoMA

Hi all! Welcome to the first in a series of posts that I am choosing to call “Must-See NYC.” Each post of this kind will feature a place in the city that I love and that you absolutely must visit when you are in New York. Some of these places are more obscure, others not so much (such as this first feature 🙂 ).

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I wanted to start this series off with a place near and dear to my heart: the Museum of Modern Art located on 53rd St. between 5th and 6th avenue in Manhattan. During many of my trips to New York City, I found myself going to the MoMA, a place that my grandmother refers to as “her temple.” From the sculpture garden to the Monets and Van Goghs, the MoMA has so much to offer art lovers.

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Whether you love the impressionists or are a modernist at heart, there is art to please everyone in this iconic Manhattan museum. My personal favorites are the impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, but I can appreciate the Pollocks, Miros, and even the uber-modern exhibits. There are always a new, exciting temporary exhibits to see at the MoMA, but I personally will never get sick of seeing my old favorites.


Entrance to the museum is a little pricey, but if you are a student, be sure to bring your ID because there is a student discount. Regardless of the price, visiting the MoMA is one experience that I will always be sure to work into my budget because, just as my grandmother says, it is a sacred space. So, whether you’ve never been before or if you’ve been a thousand times, be sure to stroll through and maybe even take a picture in front of a Warhol.

If you’ve been, what is your favorite thing to see in the MoMA?

Until next time,


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