There are many museums in the United States. Some of the more famous museums are the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Louvre in Paris.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the largest museum in the United States, and the second largest in the world. The museum is located in Midtown Manhattan, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Admission to MoMA is free for all visitors.
The museum was founded in 1929 by art collector and philanthropist Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth Moors Barr. The museum first opened its doors to the public on November 7, 1929, with an exhibition of the works of the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.
Since its inception, MoMA has been influential in the development of modern art. It has been home to many of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Kurt Schwitters, and Alex Katz. These artists and their work have been the focus of many of MoMA's most famous exhibitions