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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 West 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)
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Ranked #84 of 863 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Home of the largest collection of artwork created between 1880 and the present.
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Start from the top and work your way down. Make sure you give yourself enough time because there is a lot to see. This has the best collection of modern art. We were surprised to find Van Gogh's Starry Night not encased. There was Picasso everywhere and a Monet room. Also, take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Incredible selection of artists and work throughout the museum. Busy at weekends, but not so much that it ever feels rammed. Coat check-in is free too. We managed to lose four hours here, and despite giggling at some of the displays, we felt enriched in culture when we came out. It's free to get in on Friday afternoons, sadly we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Free coat check with no tipping allowed. Nice casual restaurant on the 3rd (I think) floor, shared tables, they serve you. I had a really good piece of cheesecake and a decaf cappuccino for $14. An extensive collection of well known artists. Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol, Pollock. I was there on a rainy Wednesday, it was quite crowded, but... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Will definitely be visiting again. The true meaning of modern art. This museum definitely takes it to another level when it comes to various art techniques. Wish that there were more museums like it around. 5 stars☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing exhibits - don't miss it. Had lunch in the museum cafe - terrific. Try the curry chicken wrap and the figs/cheese dessert. Excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I just saw the Matisse exhibit at MOMA. I loved it. I think MOMA does a great job curating their exhibits. There was an audio guide to give background. There was also some video showing Matisse creating some of the cutouts. MOMA is a very special place. The only drawback is the crowds. Even at special member times, it is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

very interesting museum to visit....specially in a rainny day....we spent one morning... more than enough. They open at 10. just 2 floors worth to visit...the rest can be skipped.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky that Matisse, the cut outs, just opened. A beautiful exhibition. Good to know: if you have a New York City pass you can get in for free BUT: if you want to visit the Matisse exhibition you do need a time-ticket. So you have to stand in line anyway to get it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Saturday morning was pouring with rain....so MOMA was my goal along with thousands of other tourists and New Yorkers...umbrellas up we queued to get in, but it moved very quickly. Downloaded the free MOMA app onto my phone, got some free headphones and set off to Levels 4 and 5. From then on...it was WOW....Monet, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh!!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

One of the less pretentious museums (considering its appeal), in terms of architecture. In fact, there is none at all, worth mentioning. It is just located in a rather unremarkable building. However, its what's in it that counts. One can easily spend a few hours here, without getting bored.

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