The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, NY

11 West 53 StreetNew York, NY 10019
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Overview

The leading museum of modern art in the world, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offers an exciting, educational and entertaining experience for guests of all ages to enjoy. The museum—located at 11 West 53rd Street—features a variety of exhibitions with paintings from modern art masters, daily film and video screenings, gallery discussions, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Talking on cell phones is not permitted in Museum galleries.
  • Audio narration available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • No flash photography or tripods permitted.
  • Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only.
  • Coat check available free of charge.
  • Most popular galleries—Painting and Sculpture—are located on the fifth floor.
  • Gaze at Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” Views artwork by Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Pollock, Warhol and more.

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Description

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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 Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and many other great artists of our time. The Museum´s collection also showcases photography, film, architecture, design, media, and performance art, and offers shopping and fine and casual dining options.

Special exhibitions, films, audio programs in eight languages, and a free pass to MoMA PS1 are all included with admission. Does not include timed tickets for the Picasso Sculpture Exhibit exhibition or other limited / timed exhibitions. Timed tickets are free and available for pick up on the day-of-visit at the Museum.
*Printed E-Ticket is necessary for admission.

Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Megan A.
18 Reviews
"Neat Place!"
May, 2016
At first, the lower exhibits were odd to me.... I couldn't believe some of the pieces that were considered as art. As we continued through the floors, this is actually a really cool place. If your looking to expand your idea of art, this place is perfect and ideal for rainy days!
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Christine Ravioli
New York , NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"quicker to get in"
January, 2015
The Moma is always great, but too many people during the year-end holidays... at least our queue to get the prepaid tickets was shorter than the normal one!
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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bill_of_prospect
Cape Coral, Florida
"Low key cultural attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Perfect cultural activity for a lazy Sunday . Varied artists, all modern art 👍glad we took the time to stroll through.....
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Valleysailor
Columbia, South Carolina
"Don't Miss This One!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
If you only have one short morning or afternoon, make sure you enjoy MoMA! While there recently, the 6th floor is housing the ‘Is Fashion Modern?’ exhibit. Very interesting! Next down on 5th are the names and pieces most will recognize: the Picassos and Monets and Lichensteins and Warhols. Pick-up guided tours are available. Soak it all in however briefly. You will feel rewarded for having had the experience!
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janemueller76
North Lakes, Australia
"For lovers of modern art"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
For those who appreciate modern art, this is a must-see. Inside a very unobtrusive building is a collection of artworks that is second-to-none. Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali ... ahh!
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401francoisd
rougemont, Switzerland
"fairly unattractive museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
compared to world class museums, it is noisy, with difficult traffic, and seems to be constantly in constructions...the art collection is superb, and to world standards, but the experience is lowered by above notes.
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Giorgio G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"One of the top museums of the world: an absolute CANNOT-MISS in NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
I was there recently to see the Louise Bourgeois exhibit. There are not enough words to describe this building, the way if flows and how the entire structure is brought together around the intimate inner garden, itself a constellation of modern sculptures and a place that remains highly intimate in spite of its size and openness. Of course the permanent painting/sculpture collection is a must, but not to be neglected and as important the collection of modern design.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA

Is parking available?
The Museum does not have a parking garage. However, MoMA visitors and members receive discounted parking at nearby garages. Parking is first come, first served. Tickets must be validated. The 1345 Garage is located at 101-41 West 54 Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues, on the left side of the street, under the Ziegfeld Theater. Tickets must be validated at either the lobby information desk or the film desk. Parking fees vary per hour.

Are cameras allowed?
Still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only. No flash, tripods, or camera extension poles allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.

Do you offer a coat check?
Yes, all bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check all items that are larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches (28 x 38 x 13 cm) and can check items as large as 14 x 22 x 9 inches (36 x 56 x 23 cm). To avoid a long wait in the checkroom line, visitors should not bring such items. Any item that is larger than 14 x 22 x 9 inches (36 x 56 x 23 cm) will not be allowed in the checkroom and cannot be brought into the galleries.

What items are not allowed?
Any item that is larger than 14 x 22 x 9 inches (36 x 56 x 23 cm) will not be allowed. Food and drink cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat checks. The use of pens and markers is prohibited. Talking on cellular phones is not permitted in the Museum's galleries or theaters. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

Are strollers allowed?
Baby strollers are permitted at all times, but are not permitted on escalators.

Are wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located in the checkroom in the main lobby. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. All entrances are wheelchair accessible. Entrances with power assist doors are located on Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Can we draw in the galleries?
Pens and other coloring utensils are not allowed in Museum galleries. Pencils are allowed, but we ask that adults carry them while traveling in the galleries.

I heard that kids receive free admission. Up to what age?
Kids 16 and under receive free admission to the Museum.