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"Museum of Modern Art MOMA - Gems Amongst Crap" Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Tip by Brisvegaskid

Get in with a City Pass - the best value for tourists and valid for 10 days.

Look, there are some real treasures in this Museum, but you really need to know what they are and where they are to make the most of your time, because (redneck alert) there is really a lot of awfully pretentious empty headed rubbish in this museum.

For example, the large empty white walled room with the light going on and off every 5 seconds..."each phase negating the last..." according to the explanatory plaque.

Hope they didn't pay much for that one.

Or the pile of scribble called...Swans...

Or the basketballs sitting in a fishtank half full of water symbolising, I read, the balance of life. Yeah, right. I'm in the wrong business.

I felt like a player in the Emperor's New Clothes...while everyone's oohing and aahing, I just see a fat, naked man. But we mustn't say this, out loud.

You can see works by Salvadore Dali, van Gogh, Goya, Renoir, Cezanne and we also enjoyed an exhibit on the architecture of the media centre being constructed in China for the Olympic Games where true artisan skill and creativity was shown. And the photography section was very interesting - really enjoyed it.

Address: 33 Street at Queens Blvd. Long Island City, Queens
Directions: 7 Local train to 33 St., Queens.
Phone: (212) 708-9400

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2007
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