The Museum of Modern Art

📍 Location and contact

W 53rd St 11
10019, New York
(212) 708-9400

ℹ️ Information

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. MoMA plays a major role in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.

The MoMA's collection includes works of architecture and design, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, drawings, and new media. The MoMA also has a library and archives containing over 300,000 books, files, and photographs. The museum also houses a performing arts center, which stages various forms of music, dance, film, and theater.

The MoMA was founded in 1929 as an institution dedicated to the modern arts, and has since played a major role in promoting the careers of many modern artists. The museum has also been a major force in developing and popularizing new art forms, such as pop art, minimalism, and abstract expressionism.

The MoMA's collection is displayed in a series of galleries that are constantly being updated to reflect the latest developments in modern art. The museum also has a comprehensive education program that offers classes and lectures on a wide variety of topics related to modern art.

🕒 Opening hours

  • 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

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🗣️ The Museum of Modern Art: Reviews

Josh Newton 10 months ago

Absolutely amazing museum. Words cannot describe how awesome this place is. Van Gogh, Dali, Kahlo, Picasso, Rousseau, Warhol, just to name a few. Wish we could have stayed longer than 3 hours. Honestly could have probably stayed there all day. Highly recommend and hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy such an awe inspiring museum. Visited on Weekday Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Lonni Besançon 10 months ago

Amazing museum! Well worth the price. I might have been lucky but I didn’t book a ticket and could buy one within 10 minutes of my arrival. The place is gigantic and there is so much to see. Definitely need at least 2 hours to check it all out. There is a caffe inside and you can also buy some food. I guess It really lacked the opportunity to grab a beverage other than coffee or juice inside and sit in the garden. That would make it a lot more enjoyable. There is a student and senior discount, remember to bring IDs for this.

Candice Wu 10 months ago

So much to see! I went on their free Uniqlo Friday nights, and the vibes are really nice, with the live DJ and bar. The architecture of everything is also stunning. There's so much to see there that I'll definitely need to go visit more often to really take it all in!

Mollie Jayne 11 months ago

I absolutely adored this museum and would visit again. Seeing Starry Night was surreal and it is so detailed and beautiful in person. Many artworks to see here. Matisse. Warhol. Rousseau. The rooms are so easy to navigate and creatively set out to ensure you don’t miss anything. The outdoor terrace and garden area is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city too.

Michelle Reaves 11 months ago

You cannot go wrong, come visit and you won’t regret. There are 4 towers and realistically you can probably see 1 tower before needing a coffee break. If you power through you might be able to see it all in one day, but most likely need more than 1 visit to see everything. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Dan H. 11 months ago

Wonderful Museum. They have some of the most famous impressionist paintings on display along with a lot of more contemporary art. The exhibits here are very diverse, you can easily spend hours wandering through the different rooms. Visited on Weekend Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Isabella 11 months ago

Big museum you could easily spend a day. I certainly like the top floor themes best. As it progressed it got more modern and contemporary which isn't the art I like. Ocerally great price and must visit. So many rare pieces are housed here which I didn't know like Salvador Dali, Monet and Van Gogh!

Michael Downey 11 months ago

I loved my visit. Entry was fast and easy all while following the COVID protocols. The art is diverse. The staff is very helpful. I recommend membership, that's what I did. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Zohre Shamandi 11 months ago

Located in a beautiful building in Manhattan this museum has some of the best pieces of modern art. I was a student at the time when I visited and I am glad that I had my student card on me to get a discount. As many other museums I usually pay attention to resting areas such as restrooms!, cafe and seating areas for this one I give them a 5 star. although the cafe and seating area was busy but I managed!

Mariana Juárez 11 months ago

Highly recommend visiting MoMa if you like contemporary art. Visiting the building it's an experience itself. I think you need at least 3 hours to tour the museum. The shop is a must-stop! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Roberto Ruiz 11 months ago

Wonderful exhibition of art in its different times, you have 5 floors (for now) of a wide variety of works by great artists. It is easy to walk between the different rooms as they are all connected to each other. I recommend that you have time to walk in detail each one of them. It is an incredible experience. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Justin Young 11 months ago

The MOMA only ever gets better with time. Glad to see that it became more inclusive and shows more than just Western artists and famous ones at that. I'm a big fan of the reorganization of all the galleries but the most popular piece in is gallery 502.

Bung 1 year ago

Great museum. The floor plan is a bit poorly designed. The artwork is not distributed well. Some floors have a lot of artwork and some are scarce. The toilet is clean and plentiful. There are a lot of seats throughout the museum. The outdoor space is also nice. Overall it's a good museum but there are a few things that can be improved for a better experience of visitors.

Inés 1 year ago

Beautiful museum! A must see when in New York. There is an extensive but very well curated art selection - from paintings and sculptures to multi-media. They have pieces by great artists such us Van Gogh, Matisse and Pollock. The space is stunning and has a very nice layout so it doesn’t seem crowded. Also as a student you get a discount so don’t forget your student ID!

Joshua Sandi 1 year ago

I enjoy museums every time I travel and this one wasn't the exception of course, the staff was friendly enough and everything was properly labeled. There was a rude lady who yelled at me but you find these everywhere. I wish there was more Andy Warhols too.

Veronica Valeros 1 year ago

The MoMa is just amazing. Every single time we learn something new, discover new artists and have a great time. We started our visit around noon and stayed until the museum was closing. The cafeteria is always busy, but we didn't have to wait much. Bring a jacket and long trousers if you get cold easily, there's a strong AC. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Javier Romero 1 year ago

One of my favorite spots in NYC. This museum is a good place to renew your creativity and get inspiration for new things in life. You can find a lot of art pieces with different concepts. Be ready to walk a lot in his 5 floors and open your mind to see incredible pieces and maybe others pieces that will not. Modern art always bring to us new interesting exhibitions.

Stavros Polychronis 1 year ago

I had wanted to visit for so long and when I finally did, I was not disappointed! So many amazing and ground breaking pieces all beautifully displayed. I stayed for hours and will definitely go back. The museum store is also great - so many gift ideas and things you'll want to bring home.

Sadiki Lestrade 1 year ago

I don't really think there's enough that can be said about MoMA. The museum curated and appeals to so many different styles of art disciplines that one could spend several hours over several days and still feel like there was more to discover and experience. This was my first time visiting and to be honest every time I'm in New York it'll be a stop just to experience what new and exciting features they have to offer. If your in the city and you appreciate art, definitely worth a visit.

Hayley Davis 1 year ago

This place is MASSIVE. I'd suggest setting aside almost an entire day if you really want to see everything in here. There is so much amazing art that you're going to want to take your time. Worth a visit if you have the time and are interested in art. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Info Source 1 year ago

Excellent exhibits, can spend all day covering wide range! Go back again and again to enjoy new exhibits periodically. Pics were taken in Aug'21. They had extensive Picasso exhibits in addition to many by post impressionist artists. If interested it offers free admission on specific days need to check online. Took almost an hour standing outside in lines on a rainy busy day even after purchasing tickets in advance. Perhaps the rain made everyone shelter in the museum???

Eloy Martinez 1 year ago

A must-visit when in New York, you can’t leave the city without paying a visit to the MoMA. There’s so much to see: my recommendation is to start on the top floor and make your way downstairs through the exhibits. The gift shop is a special treat at the very end of the visit: here you can find extraordinary presents for family and friends.

Jessica Cardoza 1 year ago

I had time before my Ferry and needed something to help me relax after a stressful Dr appointment. MoMa was perfect. Unfortunately due to an injury I was only able to get through about the 3 rooms before I needed to rest, but the exhibits I did experience were absolutely perfect for how I was feeling. They had an activity that required me to get a photo of myself and do self-examination (mentally), it was quite interesting and medicinal. I definitely recommend taking the time to visit, even if you only pick a few exhibits that interest you. Best $20/$25 I had spent in a while.

Shantae Charles 1 year ago

Had an incredible time, saw some of my all time favorite art pieces. The MoMa store is awesome. Prepare to be amazed. The staff was a bit inattentive and physical guides are appreciated as everyone is not tech savvy. Overall great experience. You need a good 4-5 hours to see every floor and take time to really enjoy the exhibits.

Quahog 1 year ago

As always this is a great venue. We went specifically to see the Matisse Red Studio exhibit and it was excellent. The renovated courtyard and cafe were also an added plus to our visit. We recommend the museum and this exhibit highly and give it five clams on the coveted Five Quahog Rating Scale.

Chris macato 1 year ago

The Museum of modern art really makes you look at many things in a different way. Some of the pieces were very outlandish and thought provoking, while others were mundane yet done in such a way that makes you rethink your own realities. Although many can enjoy the classic art mediums like paint and photography, i did also enjoy the different sculptures and the architecture of the museum itself. Was it weird? Yes. Intriguing? Yes. Will I be going again? Definitely yes.

Mason Tan 1 year ago

The first Friday of the month is free for local New Yorkers to visit but you need to book the tickets in advance. Also they have free pen and paper and even chairs for visitors to participate drawing. The terrace cafe was pretty good. In the evening they have DJ music and open bar in the garden. It was very chill and fun. I love the activities and interaction that they offered. I like this museum better than Guggenheim.

Justin Rogers-Cooper 1 year ago

An essential Manhattan destination. The recent renovations made it brighter. Supreme people watching. Temporary exhibitions tend to tell good stories. The greatest hits feel worn but provide a measure of comfort upon repeated viewing. One of the few trusted escapes out of midtown. Superb backdrop for catching up with friends. Perhaps too gramable for its own good.

Thomas Hornik 1 year ago

A very well presented art museum. The works of so many immortalized artists from across time and the world are made available here to the public. The self-guided audio tour (available on your phone via a URL or scanned QR codes) is SO helpful. Navigation could be improved (between artworks and the layout on the webpages). Floor5 and Floor4 are your highlights. Easily you could spend 2.5 hours on just those two floors. Two cafes exist, as well as two gift shops. Toilets are very clean and accessible. Water fountains could be improved; the water pressure was low and you had to get close to the spout to consume water.

Jeremy Smurr 1 year ago

Loved it! Got to see Starry Night and cross that off my bucket list. Didn't realize how many Picasso 's were there. Or that Salvador Dali's Clocks is there. I had limited time, but I can't wait to go back. Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $16–20 … More

Daniela de la Torre 1 year ago

One of the best museums in NY, you can find all kinds of art, from Van Gogh to Pollock… The building itself has amazing views of the buildings outside. Go early and on a week day so that the museum is not that full. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Jesus Chico 1 year ago

Beautiful museum with a full collection of amazing artist. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Starry Night. It's the only reason I actually wanted to go. Most modern art is interesting but to see such a historical and significant piece is such an experience. If you want to see starry night, it's on the fifth floor. It's great, if you like modern art, the rest of the museum is also great.

Jenna Jimenez 1 year ago

Came here on a Saturday for my birthday weekend and had a great time! The museum is so spacious that even on a busy day, you have your own space to move around and admire the artwork. You don't realize how many exhibits there are from the outside! I absolutely loved being able to see Starry Night in person! Definitely one of the most anticipated paintings in there, so expect to wait a few minutes before seeing it up close and taking a photo!

farzod darzi 1 year ago

I must see if you're visiting New York on a rainy day. You can spend a good three or four hours here looking at the history of modern art and its progression. There are a lot of significant pieces here that change the history of modern Art. The building itself is a piece of art.

Claudia Fernández 1 year ago

It was worth it. Art works from amazing and highly recognized artists, hundreds of different paintings to see… I really enjoyed it, I can even say one of the best art museums in new York. In fact, to have gone there in covid times, we didn’t have to wait not even 5 minutes to enter. But I recommend to get your ticket online :) Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Sebastian S 1 year ago

Visiting the MoMA is an incredible experience. You may enjoy this museum at your own speed, be it fast (approx 2 hours) or much longer depending on how much time you have. I highly recommend to purchase the tickets online even if you are literally in front of the museum. It saves you the waiting line to purchase them inside. There are some beautiful pieces of Picasso, Van Gough, Pollock and many more to see.

MEHMET ABACI 1 year ago

The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Thulena Nguyen 1 year ago

I always enjoy museum visits and definitely wanted to check out the Matisse and Monet collections. Since I couldn’t spend as much time as I wanted here, I did a speed through of all floors except one and spoke with friendly attendants during the visit that helped me navigate. I recommend buying your tickets online and just having the email to scan in. I avoided the lines this way on a Friday for an afternoon visit. Also, bonus points for clean restrooms!

Stanley L 1 year ago

Great museum with great collections of modern art. The Starry Night of Van Gogh is one of the most famous art works here, and there are lots of post-impression art works from 19th century to modern arts. There are always many exhibitions here as well, and all of them are usually included in the 25 USD ticket. For students, the price is 14 USD. A recommended museum that you can spend your whole day with great artworks!

Arislenne Maceda 1 year ago

-There’s a just the right amount of security where there’s not too much where you feel overwhelmed and not to little to feel unsafe. -There are many worker helping everyone out to get to where they want to be. - The way you travel within each floor also seems endless full of art. -This is definitely the place you can keep going to and there’s always something new.

Stella Traveler 1 year ago

I spent a few hours and every corner has something wonderful. I felt like I only got a taste of what is on offer. I also enjoyed a tasty endive salad and mimosa at the Terrace cafe. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Ingrid CF 1 year ago

A good mix of different, inspiring and impressive art pieces from the very famous and less famous. They all have a story to tell no matter how old or new. A nice place to get away from the big city to find calm and space for reflection. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Justin Slaughter 1 year ago

Enjoyed MoMa today and seeing the various famous works. Son was disappointed though that Starry Night was not on display as they were doing some conservation work on it. Membership desk woman was no nice though and gave him a bag and coloring book to make up for it. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Alex Chou 1 year ago

It's a surprisingly quiet museum. Went on a Saturday afternoon and none of the exhibits felt like it was packed with people. Also, I think the art is rather more thought provoking and less of a shock of the senses. It's quiet but contemplative. So I think it's not appealing for people that are looking for Instagram moments. But really great for people that are looking for a chance to ponder about a piece of work.

Naturally HER 1 year ago

My new favorite art museum. There’s about 6 levels and over 400+ rooms of art here — from sculptures, paintings, to multi-media. I loved the versatility of projects and exhibits. They’re were all veneers present too. It was just an amazing experience. They have cafes (but no food/water are allowed in the museum), a bar, and stores. The whole establishment is so clean and tidy. We spent about 2hrs and didn’t even see everything. It’s easily a 4hrs adventure if you have to time to spare. I left inspired and refreshed. It was $25/per person and there is security.

Tony Blatchford 1 year ago

This was our first visit here and we were not disappointed. Incredible range of art, spread across a number of floors. Found some art I knew and lots I didn't. Really spacious and clean gallery, which also had a great gift shop and cafe. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Ben Zhang 1 year ago

Really enjoyed visiting! We were able to quickly enter the museum with ease. Exhibits there were very interesting, and seeing Starry Night was definitely the highlight of the museum. Overall, MoMA was not too busy and the online ticketing experience was very convenient. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $11–15 … More

Angelica Garcia 1 year ago

Very cool museum. Very spacious and perfectly structured. I love the first level. Was able to see artwork pieces by favorite and inspiring artists. I was able to feel inspired again which this place is perfect if you ever feel jaded or stuck with your creativity. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes Price for adult entry $21–30 … More

Sebas Garcia 1 year ago

It was a pretty cool museum. They've 5 floors with several exhibitions on each one, so it can take a lot of time to walk through the entire museum, so be sure to visit with time ( or choose what floors you'd like to see on the maps on-site). There are tons of interesting artwork from a lot of different artists, from sculptures to paintings. There's also a floor with famous paintings from well known artists such as Van Gogh ( here you can find the Starry Night), Klimt, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Pollock, Warhol, Monet and plenty of others, which I found particularly amazing. The museum store is also pretty cool, they've a lot of books and art themed souvenirs.

AMIT JAIN 1 year ago

One of the finest collections of art and above all in one place. It needs one full day to experience the art displayed here. All covid protocols are strictly followed and proof of double vaccination is required to enter the museum.

John a 1 year ago

One of my favorite NYC museums and the recent expansion has provided more natural light, more views of the neighborhood and an entire other wing to showcase their impressive collection. More than just a museum with famous paintings, MoMA is more of a cultural timeline via art, and now seems to encompass film, sound, multimedia throughout, giving each gallery a lively feel.

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