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 🙂 ).
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.
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,