The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 West 53rd Street, New York City

(12 858)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, on 53rd Street. MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media. The museum was developed in 1929 primarily by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. In 1983 the Museum more than doubled its gallery and increased curatorial department by 30 percent, and added an auditorium, two restaurants and a bookstore in conjunction with the construction of the 56-story Museum Tower adjoining the museum. It also holds works by a wide range of influential European and American artists including Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky and others. MoMA developed a world-renowned art photography collection. Started from 1932 the museum started to exhibit also films.

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Open Hours

  • Fri

    10:30 - 20:00

  • Mon

    10:30 - 17:30

  • Tue

    10:30 - 17:30

  • Wed

    10:30 - 17:30

  • Thu

    10:30 - 17:30

  • Sat

    10:30 - 17:30

  • Sun

    10:30 - 17:30

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  • James Zygmont

    - 30 January 2018 -

    Great attraction for anyone who's interested in art. There's so many famous paintings here that I wasn't expecting and every exhibition (including the main collections) was a delight to look at. You can definitely get through the entire museum in about three hours if you're just speeding by, but you will miss so much history and critical information. I highly recommend splitting your visit into multiple days to focus on different sections of the museum. The amount of hidden artist knowledge is incredible!

  • Jackson Hardaker

    - 22 January 2018 -

    Always a great museum to stop into! We tend to go on the free Friday afternoons, aiming to arrive an hour or so after it begins (the line usually stretches around the block at the beginning, but within an hour it dies right down). Whenever we go, we choose a section and really spend some time there, rather than trying to see it all! We stopped into the store recently, which is filled with all sorts of cool and funky things!

  • Jacque Link

    - 22 January 2018 -

    My boyfriend and I took a trip to NYC and this was our first stop. We are both designers and love art, and the MoMA did not disappoint. The building is beautiful in its minimalist design, with no detail left unturned. The outdoor water feature is stunning. We saw just about every famous art piece you can think of, and a really cool history of fashion exhibit.

  • Sue Kwong

    - 06 January 2018 -

    Always a pleasant visit because of their permanent collection. There are usually solid special exhibits. I was pleasantly surprised by a photography collection by an artist I hadn't heard of. Great in the summer, and to avoid bad weather in winter although that is the busiest time of year. The gift shop us always fun. If you want to splurge a bit, the cafe is good, too.

  • Jason Dwyer

    - 18 December 2017 -

    There are a few good pieces here from a variety of good artists, but I've seen better collections. VanGough's Starry Night is the main attraction in my opinion. There are a couple from Picasso, Monet, Cezanne and one from Pollock and Warhol. Ticket prices are reasonable at $25. It got pretty crowded by noon on a weekday. We started at 10:30, when it opens, and went to the top floor and worked our way down. I recommend doing the same. Give yourself at least 3-4 hours.

  • Seth Flicker

    - 24 September 2017 -

    What can you say about this amazing nyc institution? Its a go-to must for tourists and natives alike. Gets busy so go early in the day. Permanent collection is stunning and thoughtful.

  • Danny coffin-munch

    - 23 September 2017 -

    The place it's self is really nice and wonderful. The art to me seemed to be hit or miss but ultimately that would differ depending on your taste in art ofcourse. I would definitely recommend going especially on the free days and don't forget to check out what films are playing as well which are also free on free day

  • Karen Brooks

    - 12 September 2017 -

    of course a wonderful place. my favorite spot is the sculpture garden in the morning when there are only a few people and you can relax over coffee and enjoy the experience. however I recently made the mistake of dropping by at lunch time and it was wall to wall people. my advice -- after twelve stay inside and reliable the exhibits

  • Yuting Wei

    - 04 September 2017 -

    Very big, interesting exhibitions of a combination of both modern and contemporary art. Good place for people watching. 2 cafes, fine dining, pretty presentation. There's dedicated rest area in most floors. The museum itself is a piece of art. The terrace garden is a gem.

  • Nico Vaantje

    - 15 July 2017 -

    Very big. Even with a small interest in art this place is very nice. I'm generally not really interested in art but thanks to the free audio tour(you will need to turn in your ID/driver's license paired with your email) i could here the thoughts and reasons behind most artistic pieces. Quite a few different collections, so they will most likely have something in their arsenal you will enjoy!

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tours

Skip The Line Tickets: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Enjoy skip-the-line access to some of the world's most challenging, curious art at The Museum of Modern Art's unique exhibits, in the heart of New York City.

The Museum of Modern Art Admission with Skip-the-Line Access

Your skip-the-line ticket to The Museum of Modern Art includes a free audio guide, special exhibitions, films, and gallery talks. The MOMA's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art includes Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe , along with works by...

Viator VIP: Mornings at MoMA

Start your day in the heart of New York City with Mornings at MoMA. You will see the Museum's most well loved works in the company of an engaging, knowledgeable guide – all before the Museum opens!

New York City Hop-On Hop-off Downtown Tour with Top of the Rock and MoMA

See some of the top sights in the city with this flexible itinerary package. Start with a hop-on hop-off double decker downtown bus tour that boasts views of top landmarks and attractions like the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park. Every tour also includes unlimited hop-on hop-off...

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