The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is probably one of the most influental modern art museum in the world. On 53rd street in Midtown Manhattan, New York you can see (just like I did the other day) one of the most important art of Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Dali, Max Ernst, Van Gogh and others. While we were browsing the museum I was not able to shake the feeling of being honoured to see some of the finest art in the world.
The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1928 by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr.) and two of her friends, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan. They rented modest quarters for the new museum in rented spaces in the Heckscher Building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, and it opened to the public on November 7, 1929, only nine days after the Wall Street Crash. Abby had invited A. Conger Goodyear, the former president of the board of trustees of the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, to become president of the new museum. Abby became treasurer. At the time, it was America’s premier museum devoted exclusively to modern art, and the first of its kind in Manhattan to exhibit European modernism and today it is world class museum which you need to visit! (53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Manhattan, New York)