Museum of Modern Art

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is situated in Midtown Manhattan and was founded in 1929.

It is often identified as the most influential institution of its kind and houses more than 150,000 individual pieces, 22,000 films and four million film stills.

Dedicated to creating a dialogue between past and present art, MoMA hosts exhibitions and educational programs, as well as sustaining a library and archives that are used by scholars from all over the globe.

Among the pieces in its permanent collection are The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau and Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol, which could be why it attracts an average of 2.5 million visitors each year.

MoMA is easy to reach from central New York hotels and admission is priced at $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for students and free for under-16s. However, entry is free on Fridays after 4:00 p.m. local time.