The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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 - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the 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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  • davide79_12
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom1,894 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vacation visit to MOMA
    Wow. We loved our visit to MOMA in New York on our July vacation. What a fascinating and informative afternoon we had exploring each gallery. The art exhibitis and paintings were amazing to see. Everything is clearly illustrated and easy to understand. The actual architectural building of MOMA is a great illustration, too. Would recommend a visit, and we will return again if we return to New York.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Sparky11706
    Maple Ridge, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for the Art lovers
    Fantastic museum if you’re an art lover. Well organized, spread out over 6 floors with a huge range of modern artists. You could easily spend a couple of days in here if you want to see everything and do it justice. Good value for the $ in NYC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • thehungryexpat2015
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates297 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite museum in Nyc
    A great museum for children and adults. Not too big and in the central part of town this museum is a must. Its a great opening museum for children be it the campbell soup exhibit or the other exhbiitions. The best part is that its easy to navigate and not too overwhelming.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • HighlandLass24
    Baltimore, Maryland188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than you think is here - some great artists
    I didn't think I was that interested in Modern Art and while some of it wasn't to my taste, I was surprised to find Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt here. Also saw Picasso, Dali and Georgia O'Keefe. If you like any of those artists, this is a worth a stop. It is so centrally located in Midtown, it is very easy to stop by.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • steven m
    Plainview, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Daddy Daughter Tip to MomA
    I took my daughter to the MoMA this past May, and we had a great time. I know I visited this museum in the past, but I couldn't remember how long ago. My daughter was amazed at all the different artists. Definitely will be a yearly trip, to see if there's any new art.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • FlavourSeeker
    Ottawa, Canada473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my fav museums!
    Always love visiting this museum when I am in NYC. They have their core collection, which I always love to visit, as well as their featured exhibitions, which are usually very interesting. You cannot do this all in 1 day, and there is a lot of art to look at, so maybe plan this over several days. It'd definitely worth it, if you like art and looking at the various art installations out there. Excited to return here soon!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
  • dtellez84
    Houston, Texas45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Collection
    First thing we noticed when we walked in were protesters chanting in the lobby. They were climate activists so we didn’t mind. The art collection is fantastic and so was the shop. I highly recommend you visit this place if you want to see art but don’t have a lot of time, as the MET requires.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Nigel
    London, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life enhanced and illuminated in one place
    This is one of life’s necessities. MOMA New York is a shrine to the greatest artists of the 20th century. It is beautifully curated and there is enough space that you don’t get exhausted by the experience. There is a sense that each painting,perfectly lit and hung, needs enough space around it so that it’s vibration can breath and resonate around itself. These physical pauses, like sorbet, freshen the palate. Dali, Pollock, Bacon, Chagall, etc are all here but there are more riches to be experienced. New York would be a poorer place without it. So would you. Art Gallery as life enhanced and life illuminated.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Jerry J
    Hallandale Beach, Florida592 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MOMA - World Class Modern Art Museum with two excellent special exhibitions
    MOMA is a world class museum. Currently has two excellent special exhibitions: Picasso In Fountainbleu and Ed Ruscha /Now Then. The Permanent Collection is now displayed a little eclectically - not necessarily grouping artists or periods coherently, but there are so many great works to enjoy. However, "Starry Night" now has cell photo crowds around it like the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, that you can't enjoy it any more.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Martin J
    Windsor, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing artists all in one place
    Incredible to see so many famous artists all here in one place - simply dazzling. Monet, Van Gogh, etc etc. amazing! Highlights for me Ed Ruscha exhibition and also the development of photography over the 19th and 20th century.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
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Lisa M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Excellent museum. We loved the lay out and the guide maps helped lead you around the grounds perfectly. Great selection of art. The building itself was interesting as well. The gift shop was unique and had the standard tourist fare, but also had some interesting items that represented the artist in the museum.
Written 5 June 2024
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Kate L
San Jose, CA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
MoMA is a masterpiece! The exhibits are captivating, the layout is easy to navigate, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A must-visit for art enthusiasts!
Written 24 May 2024
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christina t
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We booked a guided tour prior to the opening and I can only recommend it as an experience. The tour guide was extremely knowlegable, engaging and insightful.She took time to explain the story behind a number of the paintings (beyond the 2-3 hours that we had booked). We were then left to visit the MoMa by ourselves - which is always a highlight of our trips to NY. Highly recommended.
Written 20 May 2024
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Janet C
Birmingham, AL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
MoMA is New York's creative hub. Inside, iconic art and interactive exhibits inspire. It's a vibrant place where everyone can discover something new. Leaving, I felt energized by the experience.
Written 18 May 2024
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Graham
Wishaw, UK231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice modern art gallery with fine works by artists such as van Gogh, Picasso, Gaugin, Cezanne, Salvador Dali and others. There is a nice restaurant and gift shop as well as an outdoor cafe
Written 18 May 2024
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255100Max
Melbourne, Australia129 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Museum is a beautiful building and the Art ( or what I saw of the Art was world-class.!!)
However, organization at the museum was almost non-existent on the day we went. We came half-way round the world to see the Art but we were in for a big disappointment.
Let me explain:
It was a rainy day, the day that we visited. We thought it was the ideal time to visit and be protected from the rain. However, every other tourist in NYC had the same idea. When we arrived there, the queue was enormous , circling the blocks. However, we were pleased to note that the queue moved quickly and we were soon inside. MoMA has a very beautiful and comfortable interior although it would be good if there was more seating.
As I mover around, I couldn't believe the size of the crowd inside, there was a real crush with lots of pushing and shoving. I found it very difficult to progress and I was keen to see the impressionist paintings. I did not know the direction and I sought out a Museum Guide but they were nowhere to be seen. So, we kept walking , only to learn that the impressionist section was difficult to get to as the main passage had been blocked off and we would have to fight our way through the masses and take the long way there. In the end, we gave up. Still a shortage of guides, so no help.
Yep, we came half-way round the world, and missed seeing the impressionists. So devastating for us !

Here's a bit of advice for the organizers of MoMa.

1. Restrict the numbers in the museum at the same time. Arrange a time table so that the number is always contained to a reasonable level.

2. Employ more museum guides and position them where they can be seen.

3. Have them in uniforms of colourful attire so they can be easily seen in the crowd.
Written 17 May 2024
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR4,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived a half hour before it opened and waited in a long line. Once it opened the line went fast. We had ordered online tickets.

Always lots of good exhibits and one could spend several hours. We spent about 2.5 hours.
Written 12 May 2024
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Alireza123
Tehran, Iran1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
As a group of freind we went there. I my self prefer to go to museum alone and meet friends in a restaurant.
It is one of high lights in NY . No matter you are fan of art modern or not you will enjoy it.but if you are fat of modern art ,
It is the best around the world.
The ticket fee for adult is 30$.don't miss the gift shop in a separated building which is very good.
Written 8 May 2024
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PattiandAndy
Northborough, MA18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful museum, very welcoming, bathrooms with real stall doors, lots of seating and attentive staff. Wall maps within the museum were limited and I had a difficult time trying to find what I wanted to see. Staff says to use QR codes on your phone, but that drained my battery very quickly and there were few working spots to recharge. Please fix the broken chargers and add more charging spots if you expect guest to use their phones.
Written 5 May 2024
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Demetria H
Jacksonville, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great Museum experience. I love that the museum has a website that has audio recordings of the artist sharing their perspective on their artwork. This really enhanced my understanding of the art overall experience.
Written 22 April 2024
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