Why Stay Home All Day? Visit MoMA!

Mid-Winter break is approaching and, as a teenager, we don’t want to stay home all day. We want to explore the city with friends, and in today’s society, we want to find places to take Instagram worthy pictures.

Museums may seem boring to some, but for art lovers, the Museum of Modern Art, is the place to be. It is a small, cozy museum with a wide range of artwork. This museum will open your third-eye and make you see things from the artist’s perspective.

Modern art began during the Industrial Revolution. New products were available to artists, such as tube paint, allowing them to get creative. Artwork during this time is simple but more beautiful than pieces created after, when everyone tried to outdo the other. The artwork ranges from religious and mythological scenes to personal experiences and classic pieces.

One piece I found interesting is “Blue Vase with Nasturtiums by Judy Pfaff. It is an abstract sculpture located on the first floor lobby of the Education Center. For all the social media feens, I recommend the piece “Articulated Liar” by Louise Bourgeois. Not only is it a thought provoking piece but it also poses as a great social media post. It is an eerie display, it makes you wonder how the artist came up with the name and display idea.

There are two locations throughout the city. One is in Midtown Manhattan, open 7 days a week from 10:30am- 5:30pm, except for Fridays when they close at 8pm. An easy way to get there from Edson is the F towards Coney Island and then get off at the 57th Street station. The Queens location is open from 12pm- 6pm, but closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. An easy way to get there from Edison is the F towards Coney Island and then get off on 21st street Queensbridge. Visiting the museum costs $25 for adults and $14 for students when you show a school ID.

For more informations about MoMA and the exhibits that are currently available visit https://www.moma.org/

Jessica Chotoo

My name is Jessica Chotoo and I write for the Arts and Entertainment section of The Edison Light. I choose this section because I’m an entertainment fanatic. I enjoy old and new films. In my free time I like to dance and watch movies with my family.