Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden
Art Gallery, Building, Museum, Opera House
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Attached to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) between 53rd and 54th Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is a dynamic outdoor space in the heart of Midtown, New York City. The garden underwent extensive reconstruction in 2004 as part of a museum-wide restoration project by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and is always buzzing with visitors, yet remains a tranquil oasis amid the bustle of Manhattan’s busiest neighborhood.
One of most prized cultural institutions in the city, it has a large fountain as its focal point, with works by Picasso, Rodin, Giacometti and Matisse among many others dotted around. Take a leisurely wander or commune at a table, enjoy a coffee and exchange artistic interpretations.