Moma is a must for art lovers but also for people interesting in finding out about all the fuss about these art museums.
Always start from the top floor and while you will have to queue to take a picture of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, spend some time to look at the amazing The Olive Trees.
The fifth floor exhibits some of the most inspiring pieces of work from Pablo Picasso The Reservoir to Claude Monet Water Lilies and The Japanese Footbridge. But from a former A level art student whose oil painting artist mother inspired them from a young age – I have to admit I loved Salvador Dali the Persistence of Memory and Jackson Pollock White Light the most. When leaving the fourth floor don’t forget to check out our own Tracy Emin’s work displayed.
The Mamo is a place which is there to provoke feelings and ideas. You will not like everything you see and you may not understand most of them. But that is not always the point, it is there to open your mind, give you a chance to see the world, ideas and values in a different way and hopefully inspire and open your mind.
Don’t forget to check out the gift shops for some great and unique tourist gifts – worth checking out before you buy any “I love you NY” key chains and the Cafe 2 has a great range of fresh salads.
Harris is board member for the Prince's Trust Mosaic initiative. He was appointed as Mosaic’s first honorary patron and was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for Philanthropy Advocate 2013 for raising £1m within 12 months for various charities working in deprived communities in the UK, becoming the youngest and first Muslim to receive this honour. He now serves as a judge for the awards.
Harris is the co-founder of the Naz Legacy Foundation, which aims to enhance educational excellence and positive integration. It was established in memory of his late father, Naz Bokhari OBE, the first Asian/Muslim head teacher in the UK. The Foundation was honoured to be awarded the Big Society Award 2014 by the Prime Minister. Harris is also an ambassador for the British Asian Trust.
Harris’s interfaith work has included organising the first ever engagement event between national community, women and youth leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities meeting with the new Chief Rabbi in Finchley Kinloss Synagogue. Harris was one of the first Muslims to be invited to the Chief Rabbi’s installation ceremony and was selected to be an Ariane De Rothschild fellow, in partnership with Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and King’s College. Harris also organised the first youth interfaith iftar at Lambeth Palace, which brought together the Archbishop of Canterbury, Chief Rabbi, Mayor of London and over 100 youth leaders from each of London’s boroughs – representing all faiths and none.
Harris was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List for services for young people and interfaith relations; named as one of 40 people in finance who goes further for good causes by Financial News Extra Mile List; and named as one of London’s most influential figures by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list.
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