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New York, without a doubt, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and experiences. From Central Park and the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building, Times Square, and more - the city brings an array of options for visitors to explore. What's more? The beauty of New York gets highlighted further thanks to its world-class museums which can instantly transport you to a whole new world. The Museum of Modern Art falls among the top must-visit attractions giving you the opportunity to explore one of the largest and most influential contemporary museums in the world. If you’re all about exploring unconventional art, culture, and diversity MoMA NY is the place for you! Here is everything you need to know.
Situated amidst the bustling city of New York, The Museum of Modern Art boats for being one of the world's leading foundations devoted exclusively to modern art. Established in the 1920s, MoMA NY plays a major role in creating and collecting unconventional art making it amongst the largest establishments for contemporary works worldwide attracting close to 2.5 million visitors each year. From architecture and design, drawings, sculpture, photography, prints, electronic media and more - the museum houses a wide range of collections for visitors to explore. Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol, The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, Water Lilies by Claude Monet, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, and The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau are some of the most popular artworks to be named.
Booking MoMA NY tickets grants you direct admission to the world's leading modern art museums. Display your instant mobile vouchers and witness over 2000,000 works of art. Unfold works of popular artists including Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Ai Weiwei and more along with other displays of design, performance art, photography, and film. Your tickets grant you free audio guide access in nine different languages. Children aged 16 and under can enter for free by displaying a valid photo ID.
Please Note: Your tickets to MoMA NY cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled. Buying your ticket online helps you save time and also allows you to choose an entry slot according to your convenience.
Due to the current pandemic situation, it is mandatory to book your MoMA NY tickets online before arriving at the venue. This way you can not only reserve the slot for the date of your choice but can enter without any hassle as well. With reduced capacity limitations put in place, booking your tickets in advance guarantees your spot for the selected day and time as well.
MoMA NY grants free access for children aged 16 and under. Admission will be provided at the entrance upon displaying a valid photo ID at the counter.
Free audio guide access is provided with your MoMA tickets. Guests can choose from the following options based on their preference: English, France, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean and Japanese
The Migration Series is a seminal collection of painting which represents the ‘Great Migration’. The artwork symbolises the mass movement of African Americans from South to North at the beginning of the 20th century.
Kara Walker’s Gone displays black cut-out silhouettes on a white background. The iconic imagery displays scenes from the American Civil War which explores the artificial constructs of race through unconventional themes and messages.
Amongst Picasso’s collection of impressive artworks, Les Demoiselles D’Avignon stands out as one of his most popular creations. The installation shows an angular representation of women at a local brothel which many claims have kickstarted cubism after the artist showed it to his fellow proto-cubist Georges Braque.
The Starry Night is an iconic oil painting created in 1889 and is a hallmark of the Impressionist period. The beauty lies in Van Gogh’s expressive and fluid brushstrokes that add texture and energy to the canvas. The landscape was painted after being inspired by his year-long stay at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in France and continues to attract thousands of tourists to date.
There are a total of 32 canvases that display this famous work of Worhol - all displaying paintings of a Campbell’s soup can in various flavours. While the collection did create some controversy at first, today is seen as one of the major art forms in the pop art movement.
This is another incredible masterpiece that represents work from the Impressionist period. Like many Impressionist works, the viewer’s experience changes as they get closer or move away from the painting which can only be experienced in person at MoMA NY. The installation spans out an entire wall making it stand out from the other art collections at the museum.
Dubbed by the artist as ‘hand-painted dream photographs’, this painting is universally recognized. An abstract flow can be seen through this painting which is widely regarded as among the best works in surrealism.
The Museum of Modern Art is open daily, from 10:30–17:30
Entry to the Museum is by advance timed ticket only and capacity is limited.
Mondays are reserved exclusively for members and their guests.
By Subway: The nearest subway station to the MET is the 50th Street Subway Station on the Blue Line. Take D or F trains to 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Center station; E or M trains to 53rd Street station at Fifth Avenue.
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.
By Car or Taxi: Take the Queensboro (59 St.) Bridge and follow signs to Queens Blvd. (Rte. 25). Turn right on Van Dam St., left on 47 Ave., and left again on 33 St. The entrance is on 33 St. between 47 Ave. and Queens Blvd.MoMA Building
The best time to visit MoMA NY would be during the early and later afternoon. Sunday mornings are ideal if you wish to experience a relatively quiet time, avoiding the peak hours at the museum.Plan Your Visit
MoMA has several dining options inside the museum itself.
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To ensure the safety of its visitors, the MoMA accepts online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors.
In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. The MoMA accepts online reservations as well. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit. Social distancing needs to be maintained between visitors as well.
Yes. You can book your MoMA tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.
Yes! The Art Labs program at MoMa is a great way to get children excited about creating while they learn tools and techniques used in the art-making process. There are also free talks and tours on weekend mornings for families.
Yes, photography is allowed, but flash photography is banned as it damages the paintings.
The PS1 acronym means Public School One and comes from the former destination of the building where the centre is housed. In 1997 the PS1 building underwent a major renovation and in 2001 it became an affiliate to the Museum of Modern Art and was renamed MoMA PS1.
Yes. In light of the current pandemic situation, it is mandatory to book your MoMA NY tickets online before arriving at the venue.
No. Mondays are reserved exclusively for members and their guests.
Children aged 16 and under can enter for free by displaying a valid photo ID.
MoMA tickets cost $25 per guest.