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The Museum of Modern Art: Reflecting the Legacy of Art

The Museum of Modern Art is the leading modern art museum of the world. In 1929, it was founded as an educational institution. This museum has the mission of preserving, establishing and documenting a permanent collection that is a reflection of the complexity and vitality of both modern and contemporary art. This mission is accomplished with the presentation of exhibitions and educational programs, the support of a library, archives, and a conservation laboratory that are acknowledged as the international centers for research and by the sustain of publications of intellectual merit and scholarships. This museum serves a diverse audience of local, national and international people.

Besides lectures, symposia and gallery talks, the museum offers special activities for preschoolers, people with special needs, bilingual visitors, parents, families, students and teachers. Current exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art are: Collection Galleries, the Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings, Part One, John Szarkowski: Photographs, On-Site: New Architecture in Spain, Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul and Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking. The Museum of Modern Art also has Film and Media Exhibitions such as: Asian Cinevisions, MediaScope 2006, Prix Jean Vigo, Edvard Munch and His Time and New Directors/New Films.

Upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art include: Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, Douglas Gordon: Timeline, Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, and Multiples, 1960 to Now and Richard Serra: 40 Years, among others.

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