Art & Design
3 Must-See Museums for Modern Art in the World
Modern art museums are treasure troves of fascinating and awe-inspiring works. And each one can be filled with interesting surprises if you take the time to explore. Here are some of the best museums to visit for contemporary art lovers.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA)
Location: 11 W 53rd St, New York
Often referred to as the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art is one of the most visited museums of modern art in the world. It has over a hundred thousand of works in its collection. Some of the most notable pieces include Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Monet’s Water Lilies, and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.
Tate Modern (London, UK)
Location: Bankside, London
Tate Modern sits on the banks of the River Thames. It is one of London’s most popular museums with millions of tourists visiting every year. This international modern and contemporary art museum houses an extensive collection of pieces covering various media and styles. Some of the must-see works include Pablo Picasso’s Nude Woman With Necklace, Salvador Dalí’s Mountain Lake, Lucio Fontana’s Spatial Concept ‘Waiting’, and Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych.
Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Location: Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris
The Centre Georges Pompidou is an impressive museum, inside and out. The architecture designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers is a popular attraction in itself. It has a modern and multicolored facade that features escalators and some colored tubings. Home to the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou showcases a wide collection of modern art. Some of the must-sees include Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait in Drag, Jackson Pollock’s Number 26 A, Black and White, Louise Bourgeois’s Precious Liquids, Otto Dix’s Bildnis Der Journalistin Sylvia Von Harden, and Sophie Calle’s Hotel.