Friday, March 4, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a world famous museum located in Midtown New York City and opened in 1929. It is dedicated to educating the public about the evolution of modern art. The museum exists to be an educational center about the development of modern art and showcasing modern art from around the world, and to showcase modern art from across the world.

The founders of the museum were the wives of Lillie P. Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., three people who were devoted to the arts and sought out to challenge the conservative ways of how museums were operated at the time. They also wanted the public to understand the arts better and to enjoy what was happening at that time.

Its modern art collection varies from 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs they have acquired over the years. They are well known for showcasing its Van Gogh collections, including his Starry Night piece; as well as its Picasso collections over the years. But throughout the years, the museum has acquired other pieces of art from other artists such as Matisse, Cezanne and Monet.

Within its art collection, famous American painters such as Georgia O'Keefe, Cindy Sherman, and Edward Hopper's works are all featured. The museum has also featured the influential American painters within its art section. MOMA has showcased a wide array of American pop artists that has One of the most famous pieces on display at the museum is Andy Warhol's 'Campbell's Soup Cans' piece, which is a huge Campbell's Tomato Soup can.

Aside from the art collection, the museum has a large art photography collection, capturing a wide range of subjects. There is a film and video collection that shows popular films such as Citizen Kane and Vertigo, as well as Andy Warhol's Empire and Bjork's 'All Is Full of Love' music video. The museum also has a section with important designers from around the globe, showing various industrial and manufactured pieces by these people. Each designer's subjects that they created are on display, which allows visitors to get an idea of what kind of subjects they thought up at that time.


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