MOMA Monkey

Kongo loves the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. When he heard that a version of the The Scream by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was on display he had to go see it! Kongo cropped out the frame the painting was in (he thought it looked rather tacky, actually). There are several versions of this painting. On this Saturday afternoon it was very, very crowded and Kongo had to wait patiently for a whole herd of foreign tourists from Asia to take iPhone pictures (with flash … a no-no at MOMA) before he could rip off a few shots. Read on for a few more pictures of some of Kongo’s favorite artists.





Kongo has always liked the self-portraits of Frida Kahlo. The monkey girl with a unibrow is a frequent theme of hers. She does a lot of self-portraits and often poses monkeys in the picture.

Kongo likes Picasso, of course, and the sensual nudes by Amadeus Modigliani. And he particularly likes the colorful chaos of Kandinsky.

If you visit MOMA, ticket prices are now $25 for an adult. Plan on spending hours there. Kongo only stayed a couple of hours today but he would have liked to do a whole day there to catch up on the new stuff from when he last visited a few years ago. MOMA is located on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.

Travel safe. Have fun.

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