<h1 class="page">ABOUT MoMA</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first"><a href="/about/letterfromglennlowry">From the Director</a></li> <li><a href="/about/history">Museum History</a></li> <li><a href="/about/ps1">Affiliation with MoMA PS1</a></li> <li><a href="/about/building">The Future MoMA: In Progress</a></li> <li><a href="/about/trustees">Officers and Board of Trustees</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff">Senior Staff</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/about/senior_staff/glenn_lowry">Glenn D. Lowry</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/quentin_bajac">Quentin Bajac</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/ramona_bannayan">Ramona Bronkar Bannayan</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/klaus_biesenbach">Klaus Biesenbach</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/todd_bishop">Todd Bishop</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/christophe_cherix">Christophe Cherix</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/james_coddington">James L. Coddington</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/stuart_comer">Stuart Comer</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/james_gara">James Gara</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/kathy_halbreich">Kathy Halbreich</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/peter_reed">Peter Reed</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/rajendra_roy">Rajendra Roy</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/martino_stierli">Martino Stierli</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/ann_temkin">Ann Temkin</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff/wendy_woon">Wendy Woon</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="http://press.moma.org">Press</a></li> <li><a href="/about/info">Contact Us</a></li> <li><a href="/about/contacts">Contact Information</a></li> <li><a href="/about/jobs">Jobs</a></li> <li><a href="/about/internships">Internships</a></li> <li><a href="/about/volunteering">Volunteering</a></li> <li><a href="/about/faq">About MoMA FAQ</a></li> <li><a href="/about/about_site">About This Site</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/about/about_site/privacy">Privacy & Security</a></li> <li><a href="/about/about_site/help">Help</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <div class="box"> <h3 class="top">RELATED LINKS</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://press.moma.org">Press</a></li> <li><a href="/community_affairs">MoMA Neighborhood</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.momaps1.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">MoMA PS1 Website</a></li> <li><a href="/learn/courses/internships">Internships</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="box zmag"> <div class="center"> <a href="/interactives/annualreportFY16/" target="_blank"><img alt="Annual Listing" longdesc="&lt;em&gt;MoMA Year in Review 2015-16&lt;/em&gt;" src="/images/support/yearinreview.jpg?1480544680" /></a> </div> <p><a href="/interactives/annualreportFY16/" target="_blank">2015–16 MoMA Year in Review</a></p> <hr /> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/annualreportFY15/">FY2015 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b969b2d">FY2014 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA2012-13AnnualListing.pdf">FY2013 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA2011-12AnnualListing.pdf">FY2012 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA2010-11AnnualListing.pdf">FY2011 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA2009-10AnnualListing.pdf">FY2010 Annual Listing</a> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA2008-9AnnualListing.pdf">FY2009 Annual Listing</a> </ul> </div> <div class="box"> <h3 class="top">FINANCIAL INFORMATION</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY_16.pdf">FY2016 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY_15.pdf">FY2015 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY14.pdf">FY2014 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY13.pdf">FY2013 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY12.pdf">FY2012 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY11.pdf">FY2011 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAFY10.pdf">FY2010 Audited Financials</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/moma990-2015.pdf">990—FY2015 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/moma990-2014.pdf">990—FY2014 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/moma_990_fy_2013_with_signature_page.pdf">990—FY2013 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/moma990-2012.pdf">990—FY2012 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA990-2011.pdf">990—FY2011 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMA990-2010.pdf">990—FY2010 IRS Filing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/annual_bond_disclosure_2015.pdf">Annual Bond Disclosure – 2015</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/annual_bond_disclosure__2014.pdf">Annual Bond Disclosure – 2014</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/AnnualBondDisclosureFY2013.pdf">Annual Bond Disclosure – 2013</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/AnnualBondDisclosureFY2012.pdf">Annual Bond Disclosure – 2012</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/AnnualBondDisclosureFY2011.pdf">Annual Bond Disclosure – 2011</a></li> </ul> <h3>POLICIES</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/docs/about/code_of_conduct_staff_4.2014.pdf">Code of Conduct for Staff</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/code_of_conduct_trustees_and_key_employees_2014.pdf">Code of Conduct for Trustees</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/explore/CollectionsMgmtPolicyMoMA_Oct10.pdf">Collections Management</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAGiftAcceptancePolicy.pdf">Gift Acceptance</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/about/MoMAPolicyandProceduresforComplaints.pdf">Policy and Procedures for Complaints Of Ethical or Financial Misconduct</a></li> <li><a href="/about/about_site/privacy">Privacy and Security</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="column-bc"> <div class="introduction"> <img alt="Flickr_sneferuscat" class="flickr" height="280" longdesc="&lt;a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_nepo/7231135028/in/pool-themuseumofmodernart/'&gt;Life Imitates Art at MoMA&lt;/a&gt; by Sneferu&apos;s Cat. May 14, 2012.&lt;br /&gt;Upload &lt;i&gt;your&lt;/i&gt; images of MoMA to our &lt;a href='http://www.flickr.com/groups/themuseumofmodernart/pool/'&gt;Flickr group&lt;/a&gt; to participate." src="/images/visit/flickr_sneferuscat.jpg?1480544680" width="725" /> </div> <h2 class="prompt">The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.</h2> <div class="column-b"> <div class="box"> <h2 class="top">Mission Statement</h2> <p>Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. </p> <p>Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.</p> <p>Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves.</p> <blockquote> <p>To achieve its goals The Museum of Modern Art recognizes:</p> <ul> <li>That modern and contemporary art originated in the exploration of the ideals and interests generated in the new artistic traditions that began in the late nineteenth century and continue today.</li> <li>That modern and contemporary art transcend national boundaries and involve all forms of visual expression, including painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, and film and video, as well as new forms yet to be developed or understood, that reflect and explore the artistic issues of the era.</li> <li> That these forms of visual expression are an open-ended series of arguments and counter arguments that can be explored through exhibitions and installations and are reflected in the Museum's varied collection.</li> <li>That it is essential to affirm the importance of contemporary art and artists if the Museum is to honor the ideals with which it was founded and to remain vital and engaged with the present.</li> <li> That this commitment to contemporary art enlivens and informs our evolving understanding of the traditions of modern art.</li> <li> That to remain at the forefront of its field, the Museum must have an outstanding professional staff and must periodically reevaluate itself, responding to new ideas and initiatives with insight, imagination, and intelligence. The process of reevaluation is mandated by the Museum's tradition, which encourages openness and a willingness to evolve and change.</li> </ul> </blockquote> <p>In sum, The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.</p> </div> </div> <div class="column-c"> <div class="JS_Widget"> <a href="/widgets/collection/on_view" rel=""></a> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>