100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Location: New York

2013 Exhibitions: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde (November 18 - February 25), Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 (December 23 - April 15)

It is difficult to write a small paragraph about a museum whose history (exhibition, social, economic, and political) could occupy the length of a hefty, dense book. Perhaps what is most exciting about New York's MoMA (particularly for students of art and art History) is that the galleries of MoMA are like walking through the pages of a Modernist art textbook. Seminal artworks from the Abstract Expressionist era are housed at the Museum of Modern Art, including a number of Pop Art works. Not to be forgotten is MoMA's ongoing design exhibit—ranging from early 20th century tea kettles to custom tiles from Antonio Gaudí and examples of contemporary forms of data mapping and interactive computer programming.

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