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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Local_lass20
London, United Kingdom
"Fab"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
We loved it. Whizzed round in an hour before it closed - closes at 5:30pm on Saturdays. Loved it, recommended.
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mayenb2017
Sydney, Australia
"Sculptures, Painting and Media all under one roof "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
This museum was incredible. With classics by Monet, Rodin, Picasso, Van Gogh, Kahlo and more. The permanent collection did not disappoint. Thursday early evening during summer they have a live band from different parts of the world performing in the Sculpture Garden. Fridays are ideal as they are free days to the public and best to start early.
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Lana P
Buffalo, New York
"The museum of modern crap"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
It's so bad. There are a couple of paintings by great artists like Picasso and Monet. The rest wasn't art. It was some garbage I've never seen before. How empty canvas can be considered a piece of art? Wasn't worth the money.
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Marco W
Seattle, WA
"Wonderful and free on Fridays if you can stand the crowds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
We went on Friday evening and found out that it was free to the public. It’s quite a bargain but the crowds were outrageous. Starry night was clearly the most popular painting and the crowds were dozens deep. That said, free means you have some money left over to grab a drink at the sculpture garden on the ground floor. Winner!
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mareaj2014
Sydney, Australia
"MoMA"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
While there are many excellent galleries in many parts of the world, the MoMA ranks as my favourite. It is a sophisticated space that accommodates such a variety of works. It's a gallery I just keep coming back to and every time, it's a different and enjoyable experience.
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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.