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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?

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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, you will receive 10% off the ticket price, as well as skip-the-line privileges.

Additional Information

Enjoy 'skip-the-line' access and avoid admission queues with your ticket! Your ticket also includes a free audio guide with programming in nine languages.

Help us protect the art and you (Our policies)

You can eat and drink in our cafes, lounges, and the Sculpture Garden, but food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.

Admire artwork from a distant, at least an arm’s length. And no touching art, platforms, or cases (unless a sign or label says it’s okay).

Sketching and writing is allowed in the galleries with pencils only. Please use sketchbooks no larger than 8 ½ by 11 inches.

Still photography is permitted at MoMA for personal, noncommercial use only unless otherwise noted. Video is not permitted. Flash, tripods, and camera extension poles are not allowed.

Baby strollers are welcome at both MoMA, but stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain galleries. For your safety, strollers are not permitted on MoMA’s escalators and we ask that you not carry children on your shoulders.

Visitors may enter the galleries at MoMA with items up to 11 × 17 × 5” (28 × 43 × 13 cm). Larger items and large umbrellas must be checked in our checkroom. Please wear backpacks on the front of your chest or carry it to the side.

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 MoMA’s checkroom cannot accommodate any items larger than 14 × 22 × 9” (36 × 56 × 23 cm).

Scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the galleries or the checkroom. Mobility devices for visitors with disabilities are exempt from these restrictions.

MoMA is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
MoMA is open to the public 7 days a week from 10:30am – 5:30pm and MoMA is open Fridays from 10:30am to 8:00pm


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New York, NY 10019