The Museum Modern Art is the foremost Museum of the kind in the world. To manifest this, the museum establishes and preserves its collections, presents exhibitions and a number of educational programs for anyone interested and international centers of research as well.
Architecture and Design Galleries are worth mentioning among the first ones to be visited. The collection provides an extensive overview of design and architecture since the mid-nineteenth century, with a special emphasis on Art Nouveau, the Vienna Secession, the Bauhaus, postwar Italian design, and American modernism.
Exhibition of Modern Drawing presents a great number of works created during the last four decades. Visiting this exhibition is a great chance to appreciate the works of Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Martin Kippenberger, Marlene Dumas, Gabriel Orozco, Kara Walker, and Luc Tuymans.
It should be noted that the Museum Modern Art preserves the world's richest collection of paintings and sculpture, with a lot of works dating back to the nineteenth century. The Painting and Sculpture Galleries are of a particular interest today as they present the collection in an absolutely new way. The works of the world-known outstanding painters such as Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Fernand Leger, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Salvador Daly, and Joan Miró and etc. present the modern artistic movements, including Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.
One more reason to visit the Museum Modern Art is its 25 000 piece collection of photographs, exhibited in the Photography Galleries. These galleries present the history of photography through a thorough examination of the works of photographers working in different photography epochs, whose pictures have been selected for their achievement and relevance to the subsequent history of the medium.
Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries let you appreciate the exhibition - Focus: Elizabeth Murray and the exhibition Between Representation and Abstraction. Complimenting each other, these collections present the artist's experiment with a wide variety of mediums and trace her exploration of both abstract motifs and playful depictions of domestic themes; as well as depictions of everyday objects in an abstract style. Examples range from the Cubist distortions of Pablo Picasso and Robert Delaunay to Hans (Jean) Arp and Joan Miró, Carroll Dunham and Terry Winters.
The Modern Galleries of Modern Arts Museum boast a unique exhibition -Take Two. The collection Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art, presenting you unexpected cross-generational groupings and thematic ensembles of works of video and audio pieces, photography, painting, multi-part works on paper, and large-scale installations. Shifting perceptions of identity; explorations of the political landscape and the notion of the sublime and the dematerialization of the art object are the main preoccupations of the artists presented in the collection: Marina Abramovic, James Lee Byars, Janet Cardiff, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Rudolph Schwartzkogler, and Yinka Shonibare.
Film and Media Gallery of the Museum Modern Art exhibits the works of the progressive media artists, such as Michael Snow with his work Solar Breath, showing swaying curtains in picturesque rural landscape; and Sam Taylor-Wood, displaying the famous footballer David Beckham in his work - David.
Central to the mission of the Museum Modern Art is to promote a profound understanding, knowledge and enjoyment of different types of contemporary art by diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves.