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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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The Museum of Modern Art is a model of a museum that can inspire people of all backgrounds to discover new ways of understanding and relating to one another through art. From innovative exhibitions and programs to free public access, MoMA has always been on the cutting edge of visual culture. MoMA’s mission is to inspire people to experience and understand art. Just like The Cosmic House, the museum appreciates the creative process, and connects people.

What is the purpose of museums?

Over the last century, museums have become increasingly important as providers of cultural resources and as leaders in public engagement. They are not just artefacts of history or an expression of taste—they are especially spaces to engage with each other and the communities in which they live. They provide a place to show off your culture, to share in the benefits of exchange and to engage with the world.

The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA is a private non-profit cultural institution devoted to modern art. MoMA was founded in New York City in 1929 by Alfred Barr. Evidently dedicated to the principle that modern art has the potential to uplift and change lives. Its initial collection was formed primarily through the bequest of MoMA’s first two trustees, Lillie P. Bliss and Gertrude Vanderbilt Bloome. Since then, MoMA has grown to become one of the largest museums of modern art in the world and also houses the largest collection of contemporary design objects in the United States. 

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Best Events

The annual MoMA Art Book Fair is one of the largest, most noteworthy events in the art world. An annual fair that’s open to the public. The Art Book Fair features works by artists and writers like Ali Smith, C-Scape, and Rachel Cusk.

There are more than 30 curatorial departments at MoMA, organized into four main groupings—Arts of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, and the special collections department. 

MoMA Collabs

The museum has a long history of organizing and sponsoring artistic events in conjunction with nearby institutions. In recent years it has focused especially on collaborating with international artists and art organizations… Including the Berlin Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, and Venice Biennale.

Is it the best Art Collection in the world?

The MoMA collection is, by many accounts, the best in the world. This is because the museum has, over the years, set its sights high, acquiring great works by artists of international renown.

One way to understand the modern art collection at MoMA is to recognize that it consists of both paintings and sculpture.

With rare exceptions, every piece in the collection has been painted by a living artist. Also, with rare exceptions, every piece in the MoMA collection has been made by one artist.

The collection does not include any photographs, prints, posters, or film stills. All of these media have yet to be more widely embraced by museums, though the MoMA may put more of these works on display in the future.

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