The new MoMA now open on W. 53rd St.

I was one of the many who braved the rain yesterday to welcome MoMA back to where it belongs… Manhattan.

The line wrapped around the block throughout the day and night but the crowd inside, although damp, seemed to agree it was worth the wait. And more than worth the price of admission, which yesterday was free! The new facility, by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, is breathtaking – inside and out.

Never having taken any art history classes, it’s difficult for me to appreciate some of the more traditional works of art on display. Art, for me, is like wine. I know what I like, but I can’t really tell you why. That’s probably why I enjoy the Architecture and Design and the Photography Collections more than anything. Since many of the items and subjects of these collections are familiar to me, I appreciate them more.

Don’t wait to go check it out for yourself. There really is something for everyone there.

The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53 Street.

Hours are:
Saturday 10:30 a.m.

2 Comments so far

  1. dan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2004 @ 12:08 pm

    Here’s a link to Flickr photos tagged with ‘MoMA’:

    http://flickr.com/photos/tags/moma/?q=moma

    There are only 42 photos there as of now but the number should grow. (The ones so far are good, too.)


  2. Laurie (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2004 @ 12:45 pm

    Thanks, Dan! There are some great pictures there already. I didn’t have my camera with me on Saturday unfortunately so I was only able to grab a few pics with my cell phone. I’ll be going back this weekend and will definitely have my camera then. We saw so much on Sat, and yet there is still so much more to see!



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