The Museum of Modern Art opened in 1929 by Lillie P. Bliss, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Mary Quinn Sullivan, and four founding partners ma and is the world's largest museum of its kind.
This museum, located at 11 West to 53 Street, near St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, was the first devoted to the modern era.
He started his collection with several works of European art from the groundbreaking 1880's, including pieces of film or industrial design, in addition to traditional paintings and sculptures.
The building has five floors, each floor dedicated to a particular artistic medium. In thisway, film and theater occupy the first floor, a continent of more than 220,000 international films representing more than a century of filmmaking.
The second floor is reserved for illustrated books and prints, with a collection of more than 53,000 books and prints that cover the history and art from the 1880 to the present. Moreover, in this second level we find a space dedicated to visual media, a reflection of artistic practices and new technologies.
Stock photography, drawings, architecture and design found on the third floor, where they emphasize the architectural models and designs on a large scale.
The fourth and fifth floors consist of the collection of MoMA perhaps most important: the paintings and sculpturesthat range from the late nineteenth century to the present. These works include Starry Night, Van Gogh, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Picasso, or Dutch Interior, Miró.