I have to admit when I heard we were going to the MOMA,
Museum of Modern Art, inside I cringed. My inner art snob thought “I’m not going to like this.” Much like a stubborn child who turns his nose up at green vegetables.
Visions of metal sculptures made of “junk” and paint splattered canvases danced in my head.
Instead I was pleasantly surprised! Seeing Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889) was definitely a highlight for me as this was the first painting I fell in love with (though I now have several affairs with various paintings!) Being up close and personal with this painting felt amazing to me, something I had only experienced in books and postcards before.
As well as Photography & Fine Art, the MOMA has representations of all art forms including Architecture & Design, Media and Performance Art , Illustration, Film. Many, many more treasures there. So remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Don’t skip this museum based only on preconceptions of what you might find. If you’re feeling brave go after 4:00 p.m.on a Friday, a little crowded but admission is free!