While MoMA Is Closed, This Luxury Hotel Will Let You Learn About its Collection
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One of New York’s top attractions — the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) — may be closing this summer as it undergoes the last stage of a $400 million renovation, but the Quin Central Park by Hilton Club is giving visitors a chance to learn about the museum’s incredible collection through a series of talks and exhibitions.
Now a Hilton hotel, the Quin has a long legacy of supporting the arts and played host to some of the 20th century’s greatest artists, including Georgia O’Keefe and Marc Chagall. It has a robust collection of artworks and even hosts artists in residence, including the British street artist Nick Walker, whose work inspired Banksy.
The hotel’s Modern Art Talks series featuring MoMA’s art historians starts Thursday night with a talk on the museum’s current Joan Miró retrospective. Eleven more sessions will take place between now and October, when the museum is slated to reopen. According to Robb Report, “these experts will dissect the works of MoMA artists, and discuss how their ethos intertwines with our larger world.”
Future talks center around topics like art and nature, the modern woman, and masterworks of the collection, which we would venture to guess will include a discussion of Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and “Van Gogh’s Starry Night.”
Of course, the Quin is far from the only place where art lovers can get their culture fix in New York City. The Guggenheim is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a series of architecture tours illuminating Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. The Whitney Biennial opens on May 17 with works by 75 artists and collectives. The New Museum is currently showing New York’s first museum survey of the work of Jamaican artist Nari Ward. And there are plenty of galleries in Chelsea and beyond where you can see work by leading artists for free.
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