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The Museum of Modern Art - Adult General Admission

The Museum of Modern Art - Adult General Admission

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Overview

The bright, clean architecture of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – all glass, open spaces and high ceilings – is a gleaming masterwork of contemporary design and the perfect setting for viewing the greatest collection of modern art in the world. An $858 million expansion and renovation of the Midtown headquarters of the museum by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi was completed in 2004, doubling its size and adding an elegant granite, aluminum, and glass façade and loft like-galleries.

Up the concrete staircase, on the second floor, is the true heart of the new MoMA – the four-story-high Marron Atrium, which The New York Times called the “most prominent sign of the museum’s giddy embrace of the new and the next, of large-scale installation and video art, as well as performance art, generally of art as entertainment and spectacle.” Upstairs, there are architectural and photo exhibits and video installation rooms, which periodically showcase major retrospectives of master modern artists or comprehensive thematic exhibitions like Abstract Expressionism in New York. The fourth and fifth floors house the permanent collections, featuring such famous works as Jasper Johns’ Flag, van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, as well as a broad selection of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings and Rothko’s mood-altering canvases of pure color. Smaller galleries contain retrospectives, photo exhibits, drawings and historically linked thematic exhibitions.



Why Go?

Best Known For:
The most important collection of modern art in the world.

You will be able to see exquisite works like Monet’s Water Lilies, Warhol’s Cambell’s Soup Cans, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Indulge in a Michelin-starred meal at one of the MoMA’s three restaurants to round out your day. You will also have access to all of MoMA’s special exhibitions that include audio programs, films, and gallery talks that are all included with the admission price. With ShowTickets.com, you will receive 10% off the ticket price, as well as skip-the-line privileges.



Additional Information

Age Requirement:
All ages are welcome. Admission is free for anyone under 16.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Regular Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Museum closes at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

TOUR TIPS
If you want to hear some history or background on the special collections you’ve seen, stick around for a talk with one of the museum's lecturers, educators, graduate students and curators. They lead talks twice daily, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE
Sketching in the galleries is permitted, but only with pencils and on sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches. (So leave the easel at home, Picasso).
Still photography is permitted in collection galleries only, but no flash or tripods are allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only.  
All bags are subject to security inspection and MoMA requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and bags 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger. 
Outside food and drinks are not permitted.

OTHER INFO
Parent should know that MoMA is super kid-friendly and provides an audio tour tailored to kids.
Strollers are allowed in the galleries or can be stored in the checkroom. There's also a children’s menu and highchairs in the cafe on the second floor.



Address

Location
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019