The Museum of Modern Art in New York sets standards in contemporary art with its unique collection and regular current exhibitions. For decades, an exhibition at "MoMA" or inclusion in its collection has been considered an honour for every artist.
The MoMA houses over 200,000 exhibits of painting, sculpture, graphic art, design, architecture, photography, and film. Here, visitors can admire a VW Beetle, van Gogh's "Starry Night", or sculptures by Giacometti. The outstanding collection of works of art includes the first series of European and American artists from Impressionism to the present, such as Picasso, Mondrian, Miró, Dalí, Duchamp, Schiele, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko or Richter.
The MoMA was founded in 1929 on the initiative of three art-loving ladies from New York, Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The first exhibition took place on the 12th floor of the Heckscher Building on Fifth Avenue. After moving several times, MoMA finally moved to its present location in Manhattan in 1939.
All of the originals of these works are on display at the Museum of Modern Art.