Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
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EstablishedNovember 7, 1929; 93 years ago (1929-11-07)
Location11 West 53rd Street
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′41.8″N 73°58′39.4″W
TypeArt museum
Visitors706,060 (2020)[1]
DirectorGlenn D. Lowry
Public transit accessSubway: Fifth Avenue/53rd Street ( trains)
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M20, M50, M104
Websitewww.moma.org

It plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.[2] MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.[3]

The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, more than 1,000 periodical titles, and more than 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups.[4] The archives hold primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.[5]

It attracted 1,160,686 visitors in 2021, an increase of sixty-four percent from 2020. It ranked 15th on the list of most visited art museums in the world in 2021.[6]


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