The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 West 53rd Street, New York City

4.5

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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Reviews

  • Mark Tobin

    5
    - 04 September 2018 -

    My daughter made me go. Loved it. We had a great time. Some fantastic art (maybe not the peanuts one though). Had a coffee on the restaurant with the balcony while we planned our visit - loved the atmosphere. Some lady even came over and asked me was I famous.

  • Sonia Persaud

    5
    - 24 August 2018 -

    Such a peaceful environment. Great art. Friendly staff. Its surprisingly very big. Not so many kids. Well it's an art museum. Kids will get bored seeing painting on every wall.. at least my kids will..

  • Nancy Douglas

    5
    - 20 August 2018 -

    Great place to explore and see art. We only saw two floors. Definitely will come back here to visit other floors when we come to NYC. You could spend hours in there and still not see everything. Plan for a couple days just for this museum alone. I highly recommend putting this place on your list of places to see in NYC.

  • Arie De PATER

    5
    - 14 August 2018 -

    Beautiful collection of Modern Art. On a rainy summer day, it was a bit too crowded to my liking but still worth the visit. Quite a few pieces of Picasso and contemporaries. Superb! Free audio tour available in quite a few languages. Don't forget to take one of these. It definitely adds to the experience. Some of the paintings had audio items for kids as well. I haven't seen many kids around but I have checked one or two stories for kids. Great aid to introduce them to art. You can easily spend a full day but there is an audio tour of about an hour to just take in the highlights as well. Kids up till 16 years of age have free entrance.

  • Calvin Phoon

    4
    - 12 August 2018 -

    A bit packed, but the MOMA never disappoints. If you're willing to brave the crowds, Friday afternoons are FREE from 4 to 8 PM. I've been here a few times before, and came on a weekend with some friends recently. I'm always impressed by the thought-provoking work that's offered here, as well as the incredible breadth and diversity; one exhibit featured a Congolese artist who sought to capture the colorful nature of the Art Deco architecture in his hometown in Congo, while the more traditional offerings included works by Warhol, Rothko, Kandinsky, Pollock and other familiar names. This museum could easily fill 3 to 4 hours of your time if you've never been before, and offers multiple floors of exhibits. The enclosed courtyard, with its fountains, trees, sculptures and calm atmosphere is worth a look and is great way to stop and chill out (if you can get an empty seat).

  • Aleem Ishmael

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    Really big. Amazing exhibitions. Small bookshop. Get busy so go early. Places to sit and rest. Toilets were clean and nice. Bag storage too.

  • John Yandell

    5
    - 23 July 2018 -

    Wow, what an amazing collection of art. Stunning photography, famous paintings and artists, and an unusual display of architecture drawings from Serbia and Croatia. A moving display about race, racism and inequality. Art to move you and make you think. Art to spark your imagination and creativity. Art to draw you in and surprise you. This is a place for all to experience life through art. Spend the day or just a few hours...it will be well worth your time.

  • Cory Woytkiw

    5
    - 22 July 2018 -

    Probably some of the best spent money on our NYC trip. To be able to almost touch Starry Night was unbelievable. Able to get so super close to dozens of other masterpieces is really priceless. A $25 admission fee is so remarkably cheap to see all this greatness. Such an amazing building filled with such amazing art. Bravo MOMA.

  • Christine Heinsohn

    5
    - 10 July 2018 -

    Incredible Art. Friendly staff. Good food! As a disabled person, I loved that they had wheelchairs available for free. I got to enjoy the museum much more that way. Also, pick up the audio tour. It is easy to use and provide just enough info for the less knowledgeable to learn but not be overwhelmed.

  • Jonathan Jackson

    5
    - 02 July 2018 -

    I had always heard of the MoMa, but my first time going was after quitting my job, and needed space to decompress. It was fantastic. You definitely need time to see all of it, and given the amount of collections, it’s doubtful you can do it all in one day. One of the best features is the interactive audio they have, where you can have every piece of art explained to you via a headset, inside a gallery, which allows you to have your own curated experience. It’s an NYC classic destination you shouldn’t miss out on!

  • Julio Escoboza

    - 31 May 2018 -

    A must museum you need to visit. I am not a museum guy but it was worth the visit.

  • KalininaKote

    - 16 May 2018 -

    The most interesting is 5 floor.

  • ZenFoodster

    - 15 May 2018 -

    An awesome shop 4 unique & stylish gifts...4 someone else or ME! :)Housewares, lamps, jewelry, scarves, purses, tech gadgets & everyday items w/ creativity & flair! BEWARE: usually packed w/ tourists!

  • Niklas Hjelm Smith

    - 10 May 2018 -

    Short summary: Old men’s paintings of naked ladies.

  • Vicente Prieto

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Every inch is fantastic.

  • Olina Terzi

    - 21 April 2018 -

    A must in NY! Such an impressive collection of well known artists. Only thing I didn’t like was the sixth floor.. Allow yourself a good half day at least if u want to delve deep in the collection

  • Iga Razbibriga

    - 20 April 2018 -

    Probably the best modern art museum in the world

  • Antonis Kolitsopoulos

    - 07 April 2018 -

    Great exhibition, Great Place. Worth the visit

  • Jennifer Machnee

    - 20 March 2018 -

    Must-see museum in NYC. Spend the afternoon here then follow it with dinner at The Modern.

  • Georgi Georgiev

    - 16 March 2018 -

    An institution set to promote and protect Modernism. Truly the art landscape wouldn't be the same today without it...

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