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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Asha K. tells you about the Museum of Modern Art, or the MOMA, in New York City. History --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Museum of Modern Art, colloquially known as the MoMA, is one of the most influential modern art museums in the world located in midtown Manhattan on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The MoMA was founded in 1929 by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. with the intention of helping people understand and enjoy visual arts while maintaing the greatest collection of modern art anyone had seen to date. Barr was funded by three patrons of the arts - Miss Lillie P. Bliss, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.? After moving locations three times to make room for their ever-growing collection, the currant MoMA location was opened in 1939. There are separate divisions within the museum to accomodate different departments, including Architecture and Design, Film and Video, Photography, Painting and Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Illustrated Books. c? The Collection --------------------------------------------------------------------- The MoMA began with just eight prints and one drawing. Now, the art of the museum includes over 150,000 drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures; 22,000 films; over 4 million film stills; and the Library and Archives include over 300,000 books and periodicals, along with files on over 70,000 artists. Among the most famous are Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," Vincent Van Gogh's "A Starry Night" and Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Cans."c Hours and Admission --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hours are subject to change depending on the season. Usually, the MoMA is open from 10:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; it stays open through 8 p.m. on Fridays and is usually closed on Tuesdays. Check the museum's website for changes. Admission into the MoMA is $12 for college students, $20 for adults and free for children 16 and below.c? Read more by visiting our page at:
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