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.

Description

from The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA
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.

Tripster 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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Addie D D
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
"So disappointing "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
If you really love art, give this place a miss. I was so disappointed by our visit here. Don't get me wrong, they have an okay collection of well known artworks - so if you want to fight your way through hoards of tourists to take a selfie in front of Starry Night, this is the place for you. However, if you prefer to enjoy and discuss art without being shoved by impatient tourists, or screamed at aggressively over a crowded room by the (extremely rude) guards for pointing at an area of a painting, then best avoid. Head to The Met, which is one of the best museum experiences I've had in the entire world. Their collection is far more interesting, and the staff are great. Spend a whole day at The Met and leave the MoMA for the selfie obsessed.
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Global818245
"Free on Friday evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
Free on Friday evenings but extremely crowded. Nice cafeterias and shops. Start from the top and work your way down.
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PAValleyGirl
Tower City, Pennsylvania
"MOMA....Great Visit, Thank You Uniqlo"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
On Friday evenings, from 4:00-8:00 PM, Uniqlo sponsors an evening at MOMA, free of charge. It was a fun evening, quite crowded. We enjoyed the Midcentury Modern Household Items exhibit. It was like a trip back in time for those who love that simpler time, and simpler design. What a lovely gesture on the part of Uniqlo, and as a tourist to NYC it was great to be able to take advantage of the opportunity. We truly enjoyed the museum. I highly recommend it for those who love art.
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mrdom
"Great art, good thing the buildings being renovated"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
There’s an important collection here and presented very well including the modern media exhibits that put multiples in one room in case you get bored quickly. The live exhibition of 20 priests in training contemplating a plain white canvas was brilliant. The building is style over substance with great navigation difficulty, some escalators closed and other narrow escalators turned into two-way streets. Get in quick because it will soon close for 6 months but it should be better after the renovations.
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431wendyj
Dallas
"Love This Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
Great Art and be sure to have lunch or dinner in there restaurant, you will be eating art. Honestly, the food is as good as the art.
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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.