Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art offers 6 floors of intriguing exhibits

Outdoor Terrace at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Outdoor Terrace at the Museum of Modern Art in New York cc licensed photo by aurélien.

In late 1920s, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller and other influential patrons of the arts challenged the conservative traditional museums by establishing the Museum of Modern Art to educate New York's citizens to understand and enjoy the visual arts of our time. Beginning with a contribution of nine artworks, the Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include 150,000 sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings and design objects.

With six floors of exhibits, including an extensive permanent collection and ever-changing special exhibits, there is a lot to see at the Museum of Modern Art which is commonly refered to by its initials MoMA. Audio tours offer a wealth of information and are included in the price of admission; specialty audio tours geared towards children are also available. Gallery talks on the historical context and cultural significance of specific collections are given by museum lecturers twice daily.

For a self-guided tour, take the elevator to the fifth floor and begin in the Painting and Sculpture Galleries and follow the escalators through the collections. Interactive information kiosks are available on the first and second floors of the museum and Smartphone users take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout the museum by downloading the MoMA app with five multi-lingual audio tour options and an index of all artwork.

If you want to take a break from the galleries, the Museum of Modern Art offers film screenings included in the cost of admission. Tickets for screenings can also be purchased separately and the cost of the film ticket can be applied to the price of museum admission, if presented within 30 days. In the summer months, you can relax with a gelato in the Sculpture Garden and cafe-style fare is available from the Terrace-5 cafe year-round. For a more formal dining experience, try The Modern or the Bar Room; reservations are essential at The Modern.

Nearby attractions inclulde Central Park, Central Park Wildlife Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Centre (Top of the Rock), Saks Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Time Square

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $33.34 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

The Museum of Modern Art Admission with Skip-the-Line Access

Your skip-the-line ticket to The Museum of Modern Art includes a free audio guide, special exhibitions, films, and gallery talks. The 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, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Murray, and many other great artists of our time. Bonus: Admission to MoMA PS1, the contemporary art center in Long Island City, is also included for up to 14 days after your visit to MoMA.


Free Entry with a New York Pass

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Phone: (212) 708-9400

Official Website: Museum of Modern Art

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
E or M via 6 if necessary5th Avenue / 53rd Street0 minutes
B ,D or F5 minutes47-50 Street / Rockefeller Center

How to get to Museum of Modern Art by Subway

Take the E or M train to 5th Avenue / 53rd Street. Connect from the 6 train at 51st Street if coming from the east side of Manhattan. Alternatively, take the B, D, or F train to 47-50 Street / Rockefeller Center, walk northeast on 5th Avenue, then go right on West 53rd Street.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5The Museum of Modern Art Star Rating

4 Star Rating The collection here is incredible and every corner you turn is another remarkable work of art. The museum itself is beautiful, but surprisingly unremarkable. They do have a small corner in the education building for children called the Art Lab. It’s small and can fill up quickly. It would be great to have a better family experience, but still MoMA is a most visit for anyone who loves arts.

J Short - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating Of course I loved it, and can’t wait to get back. I also am excited to visit when the renovations are finished. There is so much iconic art here. Make sure you see Christina’s World and the Francis Bacon! I got there on the last day of the Charles White retrospective and I feel lucky I experienced it. What a body of work! Next time I’ll see Starry Night, because my kid made me promise to wait till she could go..😅

amy chlumsky-skelton - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating One of the best museums I ever visited in my life. Even if you don't like the modern art you should definitely visit this museum. You will see some of the best masterpieces of the world. I really really liked the MoMA. I enjoyed the paintings of Picasso and Dali but there are so much more to see.

Christoforos Aivazidis - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Always a must see when I visit New York! This time the Charles White retrospective was amazing! So much wonderful art, so be sure to give yourself lots of time to get through it. Also one of the most efficient cost checks I've experienced in a museum; I came in January so the lines were pretty long, but the staff really moved us through!

Leslie-Claire Spillman - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Its a Must to do if you are in NY, you will be delighted from every piece of art. This museum is cozy, not cold as many others, it has a large collection of the most renamed artist of the history. Don't miss the opportunity, and visit the exhibition and the store its all worthy. I enjoyed every second there and I will come back.

Nadia Carrera - 1 month ago

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Video introduction to the MoMA - Note: admission charges have increased since this video was made

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