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by Traveling Jen
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
March 15, 2007
As I mentioned in my overview, the best part of MoMA is Monet’s Water Lilies. I was shocked at how huge it is! The other Impressionist art is worth while to check out also. I’m not so into the weird crazy looking things that people call art, a lot of the displays looked like they raided the nearest Salvation Army store. My suggestion… seeing Water Lilies is worth the trip to MOMA. If you’re anything like me, see Water Lilies and the other Impressionist’s art and get out!
Thankfully, the MoMA is laid out so that you don’t have to endure anything that you don’t want to. You can truck yourself to the floors that have what you want to see and go. It is a rather large space and takes quit a bit of time if you plan on walking through all of it.
From journal New York City on the GO!
June 5, 2006
When I entered the MOMA, I was really excited when the first thing I noticed was Monet's Waterlilies. I had never realized the size of this work of art. Since I love all things Monet, this was really neat for me. I also enjoyed seeing some of Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Cans and also one of his famous Marilyn Monroe paintings.
There was also a really interesting photography exhibit of Mount St. Helens and its aftermath. It showed pictures with time stamps of areas just prior to and following the eruption.
The highlight of this museum for me was seeing Starry Night by Van Gogh. I loved looking at the brush strokes of this very famous painting. The museum also had works by Pollack, Cezanne, etc. The collection was interesting and fairly diverse.
The museum gift shop was also really well stocked with all kinds of cool merchandise. I picked up some children's books featuring artwork by famous artists. These books were really unique and interesting. I had never seen books similar to these before.
The only down side to this museum was the staff. I understand that there are millions of dollars of art in this place, but the security guards were definitely on the rude side. While there we had one speak to us about standing too close to the glass barriers; however, not 5 minutes later he was not only standing there, but leaning on the barrier. I also witnessed them taking to numerous other people while we were there.
Overall, I would gladly go back to this museum to see the artwork, but the staff at the Met was far nicer.
From journal New York, New York
January 16, 2006
April 22, 2005
If you want to see the entire museum, expect to spend several hours there. With the $20 entrance fee, you'll want to get your money's worth.
On Saturdays and Sundays, you'll have to compete with other art appreciators to get an up-close and unobstructed view of the most popular works.
If the weather is nice, grab a chair and plan to linger outside in the garden.
From journal NYC
Benalla, Victoria, Australia
June 27, 2004
From journal A week in NY
by Simon Morley
Denville, New Jersey
February 26, 2003
From journal Quiet Beauty in Queens
by Raj B.
New York, New York
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From journal New York
February 13, 2006
From journal Enjoying Art, Theatre, and Food in Manhattan
Great Falls, Virginia
April 8, 2005
From journal New York: New energy, new experiences every time!