Monday, September 14, 2015

Explore New York : The Museum of Modern Art

While it hasn't always been this way, ever since my college days—including a year-long stint as the arts and entertainment editor for my university's newspaper—I have been a museum nerd. While stationed in St. Pete, I made it a mission to visit as many local galleries and exhibitions as I could. Now that I'm living just outside New York City, I have that same goalbut the artistic and cultural offerings afforded to me have expanded exponentially. Where to go first? Fortunately, the decision was made by a new friend who suggested we visit the Museum of Modern Art.

It was a muggy and drizzly July day, but Sascha and I braved the weather—and that almost-suffocatingly humid subway tunnel air—to travel to MoMA in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Even though it was a weekday, the museum lobby was bustling with people (likely on their summer vacation), and a long line for tickets snaked around the foyer. Luckily, I was able to bypass the wait and quickly pick up two free tickets for both of us (working that military discount, woot woot!) and we were on our way to exploring the wonderfully weird world that is MoMA.

I hadn't researched the current exhibitions as I typically do, so I didn't know what to expect. What I found was a wide range of modern and contemporary art, a true feast for the eyes. Highlights for me, personally, included seeing works by masters like Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, van Gogh and Mondrian, to name a few.

Unfortunately, we only had a couple hours to spend wandering the galleries and when our time was up I felt like we barely scratched the surface. While I have many other museums on my must-see list, setting aside a whole afternoon to revisit the MoMA is definitely a priority. (Especially to see the new Picasso Sculpture exhibition The New York Times called a once-in-a-lifetime event.) Maybe I'll bring my art-shy hubby along for the ride.

Want a quick mini-tour of the MoMA? Find more photos of world class art (and some Manhattan views) after the jump...

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