The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 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 - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to the world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art. The collection features Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night," along with works by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, and many other great artists of our time. MoMA's collection also showcases photography, film, architecture, design, media, and performance art. Visitors can also enjoy the flagship MoMA Store and a range of high-quality dining options. Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. are reserved exclusively for members and their guests. Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 4 min walk
  • 57th St • 4 min walk
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,588 contributions
We were getting ready to enter the MOMA when they locked down the museum on May 12th. It was a little chaotic as people were leaving and arrivals like us had to be waved away.

However, MOMA reopened in a couple of days and we were able to use our tickets without any questions. It was good to see so many people on a weekday but it did make for a crowded experience in all the galleries.

Heading up to the 5th floor, we found Van Gogh's Starry Night but also many other of our favorite artists like Monet, Picasso and popular paintings from Roy Lichtenstein, Andrew Wyeth. We wandered around and sometimes had to backtrack to find all the paintings we wanted to see.

The 4th floor exhibited works from the 1940-1970s. Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollock and others. The 2nd floor contained the latest artworks from 1970s to the present (i.e. Andy Warhol's Campbell Soups), special exhibits as well as a nice view down to the sculpture garden.

Such an amazing collection of artwork and nice to be able to see and enjoy in person. Well worth a couple of hours.

We were too tired of walking to see their expansive museum store in the basement and decided to head out for a meal.
Written April 10, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,979 contributions
The Museum of Modern Art, universally known as MoMA, was intended to bring Modernism to America. Almost every painting is a masterpiece. The value of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" must be almost incalculabe, as with Claude Monet's "Waterlilies." Every major school of Modern Art is represented, including Impressionism. Post Impressionism, Cubism and Dada. If you only visit one museum in New York, see MoMA
Written March 7, 2022
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Tracy L
Niskayuna, NY14 contributions
This museum has something for everyone! It recently reopened a couple of months ago, and it is clean, well organized, and has beautiful views inside and out. I purchased a membership last month because my family goes to NYC a few times a year, and we really enjoy MoMA. The membership is well worth it because it allows you early access hours, which we used to see Van Gogh's "Starry Night" up close and personal. In general, patrons are allowed to view the art from a very close vantage point. There are lots of little nooks to rest in and there are quite a few places to shop for souvenirs along the way (including across the street). Easy to find, easy to enter, and lots of treasures to be found inside. Highly recommended.
Written January 29, 2020
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Amy C
Springfield, MA414 contributions
We visited MoMA the day before New Year's Eve, and there was a line down the block and around the corner. Museum employees outside of the building told patrons to buy their tickets online while they were standing in line in order to avoid the second ticket line inside the building. There were two problems with this: 1. Even if you have an online purchased ticket, they won't allow you in the building if they are at capacity, 2. Even if you are allowed in the building before they stop allowing more people to enter, you won't be able to view Van Gogh's "Starry Night." There were probably, literally, 100 people crowded in front of this painting and taking selfies. After paying $27 per person to enter, we had to skip seeing this painting because museum officials weren't controlling the crowds around the painting. There wasn't a controlled line at all to see the painting. What MoMA really needs to do is 3 things regarding the Van Gogh painting: 1. Give the painting its own dedicated room (because you couldn't even see any surrounding paintings due to the crowd size), 2. Raise the painting about 2-3 feet higher than it's currently exhibited so that more people can see it from a distance, 3. Put up queue controller ropes (like they have for the coat and bag check area), so that people don't bunch up en masse to see the painting.
Written January 1, 2020
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Angelitajara
Bergen, Norway7 contributions
The museum is quite big, you need a bit of time to go through the galleries and apreciate the artwork. If you enjoy modern art this is a recommended place to visit. There is a lot of space and respect for the health measures.
Written November 12, 2021
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Heidi Kim Linh Rodis
Rosamond, CA37 contributions
We went here during Thanksgiving weekend so there were a lot of people. Not sure if it's that way every day. But when we went, walking space is a bit narrow on some areas so be prepared to crab walk around. Otherwise, great collection of modern and impressionist artworks.

Make sure you're ready to spend some money on the shop. Their wares are irresistably chic and artsy. I bought some souvenir and gifts. Most of the stuff are pretty pricey but I bought some magnets, postcards and bookmarks for a decent price.

If you're into sentimental junk, the tickets also have artworks on them so you can keep them. Mine had a still shot from the anime movie Spirited Away! Wow! One of my faves so I definitely kept it.

If you're an artist or have artist friends, make sure you buy the rainbow colored pencils here. Theirs is a really high quality one that you can't buy anywhere else (unless you but at their online shop, but then it'll be expensive from there). I only bought one. Wish I bought at least 5. When I was done with mine, I tried looking for a similar one online but it's never the same.
Written June 9, 2020
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H M
New York City, NY37 contributions
I like mordern art, but dont always understand it, so the audio guide on your mobile phone was great to understand what the artist was trying to convey. The gallery with Monet's water lillies was awesome. Not as big as the metropolitan museum of art, so you can see most of it in 4 to 5 hours. Food at the cafeteria was good.
Written September 27, 2020
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jeffrey k
Needham, MA526 contributions
Have visited for decades. Now, here for first visit after start of the pandemic and after the most recent expansion.

Several things to note: The organization around artistic themes and times is a key improvement. The new space means that things are not so crowded, and there is greater intimacy with the art. The collection is so large, that one must allot a whole day to get to see everything. Our favorites are Matisse: The Dance, Picasso boy with horse, and Picasso's she-goat.

This is one of the key world-class collections of art. Not to be missed.
Written January 19, 2022
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Greg H
Flowery Branch, GA71 contributions
I guess I am not cultured enough to appreciate art because after spending three hours or so at MOMA I decided I had enough of art museums. I think what amazed me, and not in a good way, was much of what I viewed. A plain white t shirt hanging on the wall and people admiring it. Why didn’t I think of that? Hang one of my t shirts on the wall, call it art and charge people to gawk at it.
Then there were the walls of framed pictures - the ones exactly like I and so many have taken over the years. Pictures of kitchens, a tree, family type photos and even a blurry one. None of them appeared to be any better than the ones I have seen in countless photo books or on social media and, yet, here they are in a museum.
Five floors of, in my opinion, mostly utter nonsense.
What was funny to me was how many people I observed taking pictures of the pictures they were looking at. Now, I realize there were probably a few art students who will spend countless hours trying to recreate a picture of an old man’s hand or a old fashioned typewriter but I can’t believe that all those picture taking onlookers are art students. I wanted to yell, hey, why not go outside and be creative? Take some original pics of your own and then they too can hang on these walls. So, as I went from room to room people watching the parade of picture takers, I decided modern 2022 art might just be me taking pictures of people taking pictures of pictures. It, at least, added a bit of humor to my otherwise boring afternoon.
On a positive note, at least now I can say I spent an entire afternoon at MOMA in NYC.
Written July 28, 2022
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Janice M
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On a short trip to NYC, my 10-year-old grandson wanted to visit MOMA. Timed tickets were easy to get and we went straight to the 5th floor to see Starry Night, Picasso, Monet, Mondrian, and The Persistence of Memory. It was not overly crowded, and of course we discovered many additional works of art to enjoy. The docents were not particularly pleasant or encouraging to a youngster, but other staff were very nice.
Written April 19, 2022
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon - Mon 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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