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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Location

Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA, is located in the Midtown West neighborhood of Manhattan in New York city. It is located on the 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Its exact address is:

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Contact Details


About Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

In 1929, Lillie P. Bliss, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Mary Quinn Sullivan and four other founding trustees founded the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The Museum of Modern Art is founded as the first museum that is devoted to the modern era.

Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York City NYC

Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York City NYC

Museum of Modern Art develops and collects modern art. Moreover, MOMA is often recognized as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.

Museum of Modern Art is the place to be for getting an unparalleled overview of contemporary and modern art. It also includes works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, artists’ books, film and electronic media in its collection.

MoMA library and archives contain more than 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals. It has individual files on more than 70,000 artists. The archives deals with primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.


What to see at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museum of Modern Art is considered by many as the best collection of modern Western masterpieces in the world. MoMA’s holdings consist of more than 150,000 individual pieces in addition to approximately 22,000 films and 4 million film stills.

The collection houses important and familiar works, such as the following:

  • Sculpture Garden at Museum of Modern Art MoMA

    Sculpture Garden at Museum of Modern Art MoMA

    The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

  • I and the Village by Marc Chagall
  • The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
  • The Dream by Henri Rousseau
  • Painting (1946) by Francis Bacon
  • Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso
  • Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
  • The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
  • Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo
  • Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian
  • Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) by Paul Gauguin
  • Love Song by Giorgio De Chirico
  • The Bather by Paul Cézanne
  • Water Lilies triptych by Claude Monet
  • The City Rises by Umberto Boccioni
  • The Dance by Henri Matisse
  • Number 31, 1950 by Jackson Pollock
  • Broken Obelisk by Barnett Newman
  • Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman
  • Flag by Jasper Johns
  • Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale by Max Ernst
  • Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Museum of Modern Art has made a world-renowned art photography collection, first under Edward Steichen and then John Szarkowski, which contains photos by Todd Webb, as well as an important film collection under Museum of Modern Art Department of Film.

The film collection contains prints of many familiar feature-length movies, including “Citizen Kane” and “Vertigo”, but the department’s holdings also contain many less-traditional pieces, including Andy Warhol’s eight-hour “Empire” and Chris Cunningham’s music video for Bjork’s “All Is Full of Love”.

MoMA also includes an important design collection, which collects works from such legendary designers as Paul Laszlo, the Eameses, Isamu Noguchi, and George Nelson. The design collection also includes many industrial and manufactured pieces, ranging from a self-aligning ball bearing to an entire Bell 47D1 helicopter.


Museum of Modern Art Hours

The visiting hours for the galleries are as follows:

  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Open until 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, September–June)
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


How to reach Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

You can easily reach Museum of Modern Art by public transportation – by Subway trains or by bus – from anywhere in New York City.


A Painting at Museum of Modern Art MoMA

A Painting at Museum of Modern Art MoMA

By Train / Subway

You can take the:

  • E, M trains to the 5 Avenue – 53 Street subway station
  • B, D, E trains to the 7 Avenue train station
  • 1, 2 trains to the 50 Street subway stop
  • N, Q, R trains to the 49 Street train stop


By Bus

You can easily reach MoMA by city buses as well.

  • You can take the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104 buses from Manhattan
  • You can take the Q32 bus from Queens

Alternatively, you can go to Museum of Modern Art using the popular New York City hop-on hop-off buses.


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Admission Tickets

The admission tickets are priced as follows:

Category Price
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $18
Students(full-time with current ID) $14
Children (16 and under) Free
Members Free
Guests of Members $5


No extra payment is charged for entrance to special exhibitions, films, audio programs or for gallery talks.

You can get admission into MoMA at a greatly discounted rate is you use one of the New York City Passes (see below):


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