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Museum of Modern Art
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Established November 7, 1929; 93 years ago (1929-11-07)
Location 11 West 53rd Street
Manhattan, New York City
Type Art museum
Visitors 706,060 (2020)
Public transit access Subway: Fifth Avenue/53rd Street ("E" train"M" train train)
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M20, M50, M104

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

It plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.

The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, more than 1,000 periodical titles, and more than 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups. The archives hold primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.

It attracted 706,060 visitors in 2020, a drop of sixty-five percent from 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It ranked twenty-fifth on the list of most visited art museums in the world in 2020.

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