On November 7, 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened in New York City. The museum, known as MoMA, holds one of the most important and influential collections of modern art in the world. MoMA displays architecture, design, drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, film, and electronic media to the public. The museum holds more than 150,000 individual pieces of art and plays host to more 2.5 million visitors a year.Some of the museum’s important holdings include "The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh, "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali, "Broadway Boogie Woogie" by Piet Mondrian, Frida Kahlo’s "Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair," and Andy Warhol’s "Campbell’s Soup Cans."
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry architecture Noun
style and design of buildings or open spaces.
important; having the ability to lead the opinions or attitudes of others.
space where valuable works of art, history, or science are kept for public view.
art and science of producing still or moving images using the chemical reaction of light on a sensitive surface, such as film or an electronic sensor.
three-dimensional artwork that is carved, molded, or modeled to create its shape.