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Old 10-14-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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If friend wants to see some beautiful examples of what academics now call "Modern Art," including some great examples of the major NY Abstract Expressionists of the 1950's/60's, then the Metropolitan's modern offering might satisfy, with virtually no cost for the OP.

Even the Met would not claim that. They own one Pollock, MoMA has earlier works, the first drip, and also his most important canvas from 1951. Granted, the Met's version is one of the three painted around the same time.

MoMA owns the most important examples although it does depend where you begin modernism. You won't find Courbet or Manet at MoMA - or quite rarely. There was an exhibition of the Maximilian work a few years ago.

There was a major controversy (in press) between the Abex painters and the Met, you could google it. That was the point ... the Met is a very different institution ...

What are considered the major Abex paintings were completed 1948 - mid fifties.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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The MOMA used to have a policy of Fridays after 4 PM there was a suggested admission/contribution instead of the regular fixed admission of $25.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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For modern art, there is nothing as great as the MOMA collection, truly, but the Metropolitan Collection is quite wonderful and it is free.

The current Picasso sculptures at MOMA are a huge bonus, as is the Sergeant show at the Met.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:01 AM
 
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most of the art there is over my head . i look at some of that stuff and scratch my head in disbelief that it actually is in a museum and worse , i paid to see it .
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:11 AM
 
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most of the art there is over my head . i look at some of that stuff and scratch my head in disbelief that it actually is in a museum and worse , i paid to see it .
I too don't really like modern art and only go to the MOMA when someone else has invited me to go with them there. My favorite exhibit is that ugly green helicopter hanging from the ceiling.
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