Fifteen minutes before New York City’s Museum of Modern Art closes for the evening, an announcement reminding visitors of that fact blares through the gallery speakers.
But that’s just the beginning.
For the next few minutes, that English announcement becomes international as languages such as Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese deliver the closing message.
From the closing announcements to the multi-lingual selection of MoMA Floor Plans and Guides, visiting this Modern Art showcase museum takes on a global flare. During two recent visits, it was easy to hear the multitude of languages spoken by visitors whether you are on the elevator, escalator, galleries or any of the other public spaces of MoMA, which is located on 53rd Street off Fifth Avenue, right near New York City’s Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
For passport toting tourists and New Yorkers alike, vsiting the Museum of Modern Art this summer is not to be missed. From top to bottom, you’ll find artistic adventures at every turn.
Begin your visit by making your way up to the sixth floor and take in Claes Oldenburg’s collection of deliciously appealing graphic art. The modern landscapes of LeCorbusier are also not to be missed.
On the 4th floor, the reality of Walker Evans American Photographs will make you feel like you have been sent back in time. Bill Brandt’s variety of photographs on the 4th floor are most inviting, as are the Cut n’ Paste architectural delights in the nearby design galleries.
Even without the extensive special exhibitions at MoMA, there is no shortage of regular Museum highlights as well. Paris’ Louvre may have Mona Lisa, but MoMA has Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. The international popularity of this work of art is evident as you make your way around the throngs of visitors looking to photograph and/or be photographed standing next to this Star.
During your visit, don’t forget to relax (weather permitting) in the outdoor garden area. In any language, on any day, the Museum of Modern Art is a New York City must see attraction. Seven days a week, your MoMA is waiting.