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MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 11 West 53 Street
New York
NY 10019
Telephone: +1 212-708-9400

Opening times: Daily 1030-1730, Fri 1030-2000hrs
Entry cost: Adult $25, Senior $18, Student $14, Children 16 and under Free

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has two locations in New York, MoMA in Midtown Manhattan and MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, The Museum of Modern Art is home to an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art—from Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon to cutting-edge photography, film, design, and performance.

The rich and varied collection of The Museum of Modern Art constitutes one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art’s collection has grown to approximately 200,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, media and performance art works, architectural models and drawings, design objects, and films. MoMA also owns approximately two million film stills.

The Museum’s Library and Archives contain the leading concentration of research material on modern art in the world, and each of the curatorial departments maintains a study center available to students, scholars, and researchers. MoMA’s Library holds over 320,000 items, including books, artists’ books, periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 90,000 artists. The Museum Archives contains primary source material related to the history of MoMA and modern and contemporary art.

The Museum maintains an active schedule of modern and contemporary art exhibitions addressing a wide range of subject matter, mediums, and time periods, highlighting significant recent developments in the visual arts and new interpretations of major artists and art historical movements. Works of art from its collection are displayed in rotating installations so that the public may regularly expect to find new works on display. Ongoing programs of classic and contemporary films range from retrospectives and historical surveys to introductions of the work of independent and experimental film- and video makers. Visitors also enjoy access to bookstores offering an assortment of publications, and a design store offering objects related to modern and contemporary art and design.

You should note that the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden closes during inclement weather.

Visitors can download the MoMA Audio app.

Still photography is permitted in some galleries for personal, noncommercial use only. Video is not permitted. No flash, tripods, or camera extension poles are allowed. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.

Visitors to The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 may enter the galleries with items up to 11 x 15 x 5” (28 x 38 x 13 cm). Larger items up to 14 x 22 x 9” (36 x 56 x 23 cm) must be checked. All bags are subject to security inspection. We reserve the right to refuse items, and are not responsible for items held by the checkroom. Please note that The Museum of Modern Art’s checkroom cannot accommodate any items larger than 14 x 22 x 9” (36 x 56 x 23 cm).

Purchase your tickets online and skip the line! Audio desk lines can also be avoided by using your own mobile device. The line to purchase general admission tickets is usually longest when MoMA opens, so consider arriving after 11:30 a.m. On Friday afternoons, the line for UNIQLO Free Friday Night tickets can also be long, so consider arriving after 6:00 p.m.

Member Early Hours are open to MoMA members (with the exception of Global members) and their accompanied guests. Present your membership card and/or member guest admission ticket at the Museum entrance.

Both MoMA locations are closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas; MoMA PS1 is also closed on New Year's Day.


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