To get inspiration for the new look, the museum has set up a think tank with several leading museums. The Paris Center Pompidou was also thinking, just like the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In both museums you can see all kinds of art together. MoMA also wanted to take the lead.
But not only did the range of art have to become more diverse, so did the artists. Old, well-known works such as those of Van Gogh, Dalì and Andy Warhol can still be seen at MoMA in New York. But the museum now exhibits more non-Western art, such as works from Africa, Asia and South America. Greater attention is also paid to the work of women and artists of more diverse ethnic backgrounds.
For example, the museum recently purchased the work of German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Canvas is a self-portrait she made in 1907, one of her last works. Modersohn-Becker is considered an important representative of expressionism, a movement characterized by, for example, intense colors.