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Visiting the Superstar of Modern Art, the MoMa

Visiting the Superstar of Modern Art, the MoMa

We're not exaggerating when we say superstar we mean superstar. Since its founding in 1929, this museum has featured almost 200,000 pieces of modern art by heavyweights such as Picasso, Warhol Van Gogh, Pollock, and so many more. It has documented the creative emergence of ideas and movements throughout the late 19th century. This is the place to be for both art enthusiasts and novices. Download the Museum of Modern Art Travel Guide and Offline Map and have a peek at your next art destination.

1.     The Fifth Floor

We suggest you head straight to the fifth floor and progress through the galleries in numerical order. This takes you on a chronological ride through the development of modern art. On this floor, you will begin your journey with some of the most notable pieces of modern art in the world. One of them is Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night. It depicts a turbulent sky over Saint Remy, where Van Gogh himself was confined in a mental asylum.

2.      The Fourth Floor

Here you will be left in awe with Jackson Pollock's One, which that is considered a masterpiece of the "drip" technique. And it is also one of Pollock's largest paintings. Andy Warhol's seminal work of Pop Art, Campbell's Soup Can, is also one of the stars on this floor. Warhol used familiar images that everyone can relate to and in this case, he used thirty-two varieties of soup offered by Campbell's--a staple of American diet during his time.

3.     The Persistence of Memory

Probably one of the world's most well-known example of modern art, Salvador Dali's masterpiece showcases his penchant for Surrealism and in this piece the theme is time. A desert landscape that contains melting watches, ants, and a grotesque object in the center that resembles Dali's face profile.

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Get Lost in the Biggest Museum in the United States: The SF MoMa

Get Lost in the Biggest Museum in the United States: The SF MoMa

San Francisco has always been known as a confluence of different creatives and now its ushered itself in the forefront of the art scene worldwide with the Museum of Modern Art San Francisco. The museum's new extension double its gallery space and since its opening has accumulated more than 4000 new works in addition to ones they already have Don't forget to download the SF MoMa Travel Guide and Offline Map on your visit!

1.     Features the Largest Photography Center

SFMOMA houses the largest gallery, research and interpretive space devoted to photography of any art museum in the United States. Named the Pritzker Center for Photography, it presents the museum's impressive holdings of more than 17,800 works and occupies 15,000 square feet on Floor 3.

2.      Dishes from Around the Globe

In Situ, an acclaimed restaurant from Michelin-three-starred chef, Corey Lee. Just like the museum itself, the restaurant curates a menu of dishes from recipes by more than 80 chefs from around the world including culinary heroes, René Redzepi, Alice Waters and Thomas Keller just to name a few. The museum also offers additional dining options to suit your tastes, from local-based coffee at Sightglass to family-friendly California fusion at Cafe 5.

3.     The Fisher Collection

During the 1970s, Doris and Donald Fisher, the founders of the famous Gap apparel brand, began collecting artworks for the offices of the company they founded. SFMOMA is the only place you can see one of the greatest private art collections in the world, which is comprised of more than 1,100 pieces by more than 185 artists.

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