Andrea F

Day 54: Free Fridays at MoMA

In NYC, NYC Architecture, NYC for free, NYC Museums, things to do in NYC on July 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm


There’s a stretch of 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues that’s taken up by an architectural masterpiece. It’s New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, or like the bold black letters spell, MoMA. The striking glass façade of Yoshio Taniguchi’s 630,000 square foot museum alone can take your breath away, but inside, it only gets better. Around every corner over the six floors of exhibition space there’s a view to somewhere else—of art, or of footsteps passing by—via open throughways and narrow windows cut out of blank white walls. At one moment there’s frenzy, the very next calm, standing face to face with a Seurat. Regular admission is a hefty twenty bucks but thanks to sponsorship by Target stores, Fridays are free from 4-8pm. Take a walk through and then chill for a while outside in the sculpture garden. If you can handle the overwhelming swarms of people, it’s worth it.


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