Museum of Modern Art (New York)

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Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Founded in 1870, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) houses some of the most famous artwork of this century. The ever-changing displays include such artists as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet. The museum collection houses works dating from the 1880s to the present day and represents an unusually broad range of art. More then 100,000 works are contained in the museum, many of them familiar and famous artistic icons. Examples include: Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, Claude Monet's Lilies, Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, and Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World. The museum also contains the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, a refreshing retreat from the bustling streets of New York City. Information on each Museum department follows below. Architecture and Design
Established in 1932, the Architecture and Design department, contains documents, drawings, building models, and photography, including the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Archive. The entire design section presents over 3000 objects, including appliances, furniture, tableware, tools, and even a helicopter. On display in the graphic design section is a large collection of typography, posters, and other combinations of text and images. Drawings
With one of the largest collections of drawings win the world, the MoMA is home to more than 6000 pieces. These holdings include pencil, ink, charcoal, as well as gouches, watercolors, collages and mixed-media. Of particular importance are the works of the School of Paris, Dada, and Surrealism. Artists represented here include Henri Matisse, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Kurt Schwitters, Jean Dubuffet, and Jackson Pollock. Film Library
The Film Library houses more than 14,000 films and over four million film "stills." The Museum is recognized as having the most comprehensive international film collection in the United States, incorporating all periods and genres. The original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies and the largest collection of D.W. Griffith films are on display. The video collection, begun in 1970, includes works by artists whose primary medium is video to broadcast documentaries and education pieces. Modern Paintings and Sculpture
The Museum contains a comprehensive collection of modern painting and sculpture, comprising over 3,200 works dating from the late nineteenth century to present. On display are Paul Cezanne's The Bather, and Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Also shown are the outstanding works of Constantin Brancusi, Jasper Johns, Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollack. Large collections of Cubist and Abstract Expressionist paintings are also on display. Photography
The Photography Department, recognized as having one of the most important collections in the world, has holdings of more than 25,000 works dating from 1840 to the present. The department holds collections of works by artists, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs. Featured photographers include Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gary Winogrand, and Diane Arbus. Contemporary works include those by Lee Frielander, Cindy Sherman, Jan Groover, Lucas Samaras, and Nicholas Nixon. Print
The Museum houses a vast collection of over 40,000 historical and contemporary prints and books. Traditional printing techniques such as lithography, etching, screen-printing, and woodcut are represented, as well as more modern techniques. Some noteworthy examples presented are large collections of works by Odilon Redon, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, the German Expressionists, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, and Louis Bourgeois. .

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