MoMA closes during summer for extensive renovation

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be closing from Saturday to Oct. 20 for an extensive renovation and reorganization of its galleries, according to a MoMA press release.

Stunning new galleries and spaces for performance and events will transform the museum, MoMA said.

The historic expansion, coincides with the 90th anniversary of MoMA, is expected to bring more voices and perspectives to the facility through new and unprecedented ways with additional 50 percent spaces.

Current exhibitions are being ended at 5:30 p.m. local time Saturday, but members of MoMA will be able to enjoy the art collections one more day on Sunday.

The collections of art include The Starry Night of Vincent van Gogh, Water Lilies of Claude Monet, and The Persistence of Memory of Salvador Dali.

During the close of main galleries in Manhattan, tourists will be able to visit MoMA PS1 in Long Island, which is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit arts centers in the United States devoted to contemporary art, according to MoMA.

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