Museums

 The Museum of the Moving Image was opened in 1988. It is one of the most interesting media museums  located in Astoria, New York.
The museum was designed for expanding public understanding and appreciation of the art, technique, history, and technology of television,
film, and digital media. There are a lot of collections of audio/visual components – monitors, cameras, interactive software. All this you can see at the exhibition “Behind the Screen”– the only American exhibition where you can understand how films and television shows are created, marketed, and exhibited.



  Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in the city of New York, in the United States, running from 82nd to 104th streets on the Upper East Side in a neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill. The “mile,” which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually two blocks longer than one mile. Ten museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue.


                             

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Mile tour 

        The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(or The Met as it’s known to most New Yorkers) is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world. The Met boasts a collection of nearly three million objects from every known artistic medium, and from nearly every culture and era.
 The museum was started in 1870 by local businessmen and artists who wanted to provide a place for people to go and experience art in its entirety. The museum has grown extensively since its inception and now includes over seventeen different curatorial departments.

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the fi nest and largest repositories for fineart in the world. The Egyptian Art collection rivals that of its counterpart in Cairo and the collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork is incomparable to any other. In the Egyptian section you will find the oldest piece of artwork that the museum houses.These Archeulian Flints from the lower region of Egypt date back to the Paleolithic Period (300,000–75,000 BC). There are over 36,000 pieces in the Egyptian collection including a temple that was dismantled in Egypt and reassembled in the museum.
 The Museum now houses an American Artwork wing. This is the largest collection of authentic American art in the world. This wing of the museum is a new addition. Sculpture, paintings and many other types of art pieces can be viewed in this area.

 The Museum is over two million square feet in size and every inch has much to offer the visitor. The museum constantly rotates its art pieces to keep their displays fresh and new. Traveling exhibits and special displays are always going on at the Museum.More than fi ve million people visit the museum each year, making it one of New York’s most popular attractions.


          Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

houses one of the world’s most prestigious modern and contemporary art collections. In 2004, after decades of expansion and renovation, the museum opened an extensive new facility on the original Midtown New York City site. With elegantly displayed works by artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh and Warhol and an active schedule of exhibitions, films, and educational programs, the MoMA continues to attract modern art en- thusiasts as well as curious visitors seeking an edgy cultural experience.
 The main building is a six-floor complex featuring special exhibitions and pieces from the permanent collection. Each floor is separated into galleries and hallways, with wide entrances that allow the rooms to flow into each other.
                                                            

                              The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)

is an American not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the production and history of comic books, comic strips and other forms of cartoon art. Located at 594 Broadway in New York City, MoCCA was founded by Lawrence Klein in October 2001.
 The purpose of the MoCCA is the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art is represented: animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated art.

 

        Compiled by Christina Zuikina

English  August 2011, №13, с. 35

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