Whether it’s scoffing at the extreme simplicity of a single-toned canvas, ogling the more bizarre Dada pieces, getting a close-up of Frida’s unibrow, or losing oneself in the raw beauty of Starry Starry Night, I submit that everyone has a plethora of reasons to visit the MOMA, or the Museum of Modern Art, in NYC. To be honest, I don’t usually count myself in the more avid or fanatical fans of modern art, but my foray in the magic of the MOMA left me reconsidering some of my preconceived notions surrounding the whole genre.
Thoughts, Tips, and Highlights
1.) Bring your student I.D. for a $10 discount!
2.) Spend a long, long, long time looking at one of my new favorite paintings, Hide and Seek, by Pavel Tchelitchew
the more you discover . . .
3.) Don’t blink, or you might miss Dali’s melting clocks, because that one is SURPRISINGLY teensy! Seriously.
4.) Appreciate the airy openness and beauty of it all!
6.) Brush up on your knowledge of some big names before you go. . . Matisse, Picasso, and Pollack, to name a few.
8.) Whatever else you do, take a moment to really appreciate the energy captured by each brush stroke in Starry Starry Night.
9.) Know your Dada
Happy adventuring at the MOMA, I can’t wait for my next visit!