A Private Tour of MoMA

A Private Tour of MoMA

Located on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is unlike anything else. Opened in November of 1929 with its first exhibition, Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh, the museum is home to countless masterpieces and is widely regarded as a significant force in the development and continued curation of the modern art movement. Since opening, the Museum has presented more than 3,500 exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, architecture and design, photography, film, performance, and new media, including the hugely successful Picasso retrospective of 1939, cementing its international reputation as a global hub for modern art and culture.

Over eighty years later, MoMA continues to thrive and is currently in the midst of a $400 million expansion project which includes more gallery space and a transformed main lobby, and a re-examination of art collections and diversity in order to break down barriers and be even more “modern.”

MoMA’s permanent collection includes several must-see works including Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Monet’s “Water Lilies,” and Pollock’s “One, Number 31.” Each masterpiece, although radical for its time, ultimately contributed to a larger paradigm shift in art and culture, creating ripple effects that are still apparent today. The 10,000 had the incredible experience of privately touring the fifth floor of MoMA, utilizing our trusty Leica camera to document a number of very personal encounters with some of the world’s most renowned artworks. Scroll through and enjoy a few of our favorite moments at MoMA below.

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Pablo Picasso, 1907.

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