Museum of modern art Essay
Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA, was thefirst museum to devote its collection entirely to the modern movement. The museum was founded in 1929 by three public citizens, Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The works in the museum collection date from the 1880s to the present day and include many icons of modern and contemporary art. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, the permanent collection has grown to encompass more than 100,000 works in a variety of mediums.
The museum is initially located in Manhattan at 53rd street. Due to its growth the museum is currently undergoing major renovation and expansion, thus it has been move to a temporary location at 33rd street in Queens. One Sunday afternoon I went to visit the museum at its Queens location. The building that was once a Swingline staple factory has now turned into a blue collection of thought and expression of the greatest minds.
There is a sensation upon entering MoMA QNS. The big blue half block building stands out in the middle of faded factory and industrial buildings. There is no luck waking directly up to the ticket counter. As soon as I enter the museum I come across a set of stairs that leads to the security check. Then a ninety-degree turn lead to a hallway going down and another stairs going up. The hallway leads to the main lobby and the ticket both while the stairs leads to the mezzanine. On the mezzanine it has gift shop and a café. People are sitting around the round tables, having coffee and discussions among themselves. On the white wall of the hallway, it has various presentations with projection TV. One of them is a clip of a busy street from the street level. Only the part of a cars tire and peoples foot can be seen at a close distance. The biggest one was the projection of a huge aquarium with human shadows enjoying the swimming and scrawling of the fishes.