The Museum of Modern Art

Gate Prices: Adult $25.00 / Child FREE

4/5 2 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child $FREE
  • VIP Line Privileges
  • Takes about 2 to 3 hrs
  • 212-708-9400
  • www.moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA (as it's known by locals) is the most influential modern art museum in the world. Housing arguably the best collection of contemporary masterpieces, it is an inspiring way to lose yourself for an afternoon—or an entire day.

More like a sanctuary than a museum, The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan has earned its reputation as the greatest collection of modern art in the world, and this world-famous institution is well worth the trip for anyone visiting New York City. An inspirational building in its own right, filled with light and contemporary space and design, MoMA houses such masterpieces as Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. That’s right: many of those pieces you perhaps thought of as classics are actually modern art! Not limited to the insanely abstract, MoMA holds the works of such masters as Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, and many more.

In addition, the rebels of the art world are represented here in their interpretative splendor. Marvel at the works of Jackson Pollack, Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Lange, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Murray, Wilson Bentley, and countless others.

In addition to its premier permanent collection, The Museum of Modern Art regularly features a truly unique range of ever-changing special exhibitions. MoMA also regularly screens a wide array of films, from classics to blockbusters, which is a great way to spend time on a rainy day! Enjoy lunch in one of MoMA’s three eateries, which feature an excellent variety of fresh and seasonal foods; and be sure to stop in at MoMA’s flagship Book & Design Store and pick up a print of your favorite piece!

The Museum of Modern Art describes itself as “a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.” Agreed! Get inspired when you come to New York, and experience the institution that houses the world’s most revolutionary and legendary contemporary art.

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Getting In

Present your pass at the Information Desk in the museum lobby.

Getting In

Present your pass at the Information Desk in the museum lobby.

Hours

Saturday - Thursday: 10:30 - 5:30pm
Friday: 10:30 - 8:00pm
For seasonal extended hours visit attraction website.

Closings

Christmas Day
Thanksgiving Day
All holiday hours subject to change without notice.

Note

Tip: Friday evenings between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm are the most crowded time to visit the Museum due to free admission to the public. We suggest visiting during an alternate time.

Address

11 West 53rd Street
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019

Driving Directions

Click here for detailed directions by car. MoMA visitors receive discounted parking at the nearby 1345 Garage. Parking stubs must be validated at the lobby information desk in the Museum lobby.

Public Transportation

By Subway:
E or M trains to 53rd Street station at Fifth Avenue;
D or F trains to 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Center station

By Bus:
From the east side of Manhattan, take the M1, M2, M3, M4, or M5 bus to 53rd Street;
From the west side of Manhattan, take the M50 cross-town bus to 50th Street. Then walk three blocks to 53rd Street.

 

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Few hours
By urbanpeach Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on
Pros:
Audio Tours For Kids
Cons:
Long Wait For Some Exhibi Small Art Lab For Kids
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Modern Art:

My nine year old loved the kids audio tour. Only wish they had more audio tour options available for children as the paintings for the childrens audio tour are limited. He eventually started listening to the adult ones. The wait for the rain room was over 3 hours so we didn't get to go.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Thumbs up from a non-artsy type person!
By Dan M. Verified Reviewer from Philly on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Modern Art:

This review comes with a disclaimer: I'm not much for art museums. Personally, I'd rather go do something less...artsy? At the same time, we visited this museum at the end of our trip and only had an hour to go through it. This all being said: I liked it! They had so many non-traditional exhibits that it really caught my interest. And at the same time, the simple Campbell's soup painting (which we've all read about in school) was probably my favorite of all. So I just might have to make my way back during my next trip to NYC Big bonus (especially since we were short on time): we went on President's Day and the line was a mile long. Explorer's Pass let us skip that line and go to will call to pick up our tickets. Awesome feature!

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