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The Museum Of Modern Art - New York

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. The rich and varied collection constitutes one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. MoMA also owns approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills, and MoMA's Library and Archives, the premier research facilities of their kind in the world, hold over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists. The Museum Archives contains primary source material related to the history of MoMA and modern and contemporary art.

Through the leadership of its trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.
Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. [ Read all ]

 Permanent Collection Highlights (25)

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Permanent Collection

From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. MoMA also owns some 22,000 films, videos, and media works, as well as film stills, scripts, posters and historical documents. The Museum's Library contains 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and the Museum Archives holds approximately 2,500 linear feet of historical documentation and a photographic archive of tens of thousands of photographs, including installation views of exhibitions and images of the Museum's building and grounds.


Focus: Alexander Calder
September 14, 2007–April 14, 2008

Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now | Visit the online feature
November 21, 2007–July 28, 2008

Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection
December 21, 2007–November 30, 2008

Jan De Cock
Denkmal 11, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, 2008 | View the online exhibition
January 23–April 14, 2008

Design and the Elastic Mind | View the online exhibition
February 24–May 12, 2008

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today | View the online exhibition
March 2–May 12, 2008

Machine for Living Color
March 3–May 14, 2008

Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko
March 7, 2008–Ongoing

Projects 87: Sigalit Landau
March 19–July 28, 2008

Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s
March 19–June 23, 2008

Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing
March 26–July 7, 2008

March 26–July 7, 2008

Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Jazz Score
April 16–September 15, 2008

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson
April 20–June 30, 2008
MoMA, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

George Lois: The Esquire Covers
April 25, 2008–March 31, 2009

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology
May 21–August 25, 2008

Dada at MoMA
May 21–July 28, 2008

Dalí: Painting and Film
June 29–September 15, 2008

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling | View the project journal
July 20–October 20, 2008

Kirchner Street Scenes, 1913–1915
August 3–November 10, 2008

New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky
September 10, 2008–January 5, 2009

MoMA Premiere: Tarsem's The Fall
April 16, 2008

Jazz Score
April 17–September 15, 2008

MoMA Presents: Arthur Penn's Mickey One
April 17–23, 2008

Kim Ki-Duk
April 23–May 8, 2008

MoMA Presents: Once Upon a Time in the West
May 1–5, 2008

Peter Hutton
May 5–26, 2008

MoMA Presents: Dilemma
May 9–15, 2008

Alanis Obomsawin
May 14–26, 2008

The Bourne Trilogy and An Evening with Doug Liman and James Schamus
May 29–31, 2008


Adults $20
Seniors $16
(65 and over with ID)
Students $12
(full-time with current ID)
Children Free
(sixteen and under). This policy does not apply to children in groups.
Members Free

Opening hours

Saturday 10:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
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.
Friday 10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Closed on Christmas day and Thanksgiving day

Getting there

MoMA is located at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Subway: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center.

Bus: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53 Street

Detailed directions

The Museum does not have a parking garage. However, MoMA visitors and members receive discounted parking at the nearby 1345 Garage. Parking stubs must be validated at the Lobby Information Desk or Film Desk in the Museum Lobby. Parking is first come, first served.

The 1345 Garage
101-41 West 54 Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues, on the left side of the street, under the Ziegfeld Theater)
(212) 245-8708

Parking rates for MoMA visitors, including tax (valid through July 1, 2007):
Up to 2 hours: $18
Up to 4 hours: $21
Up to 7 hours: $27
Up to 24 hours: $37

Parking rates for MoMA members, including tax (valid through July 1, 2007):
Up to 4 hours: $18
Up to 7 hours: $24
Up to 24 hours: $33


Visitor Policies

All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and bags 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger. To avoid a lengthy wait in the checkroom line, visitors should not bring such items. The checkroom will not accept laptops or luggage of any size.

Mobility Access
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available in the checkroom free of charge.

Still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.

Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

Baby strollers are permitted at all times, but are not permitted on escalators.

Cellular Phones
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in the Museum's galleries.

Food and Drinks
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum, including The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. Food and drinks are permitted only in the caf�s and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.

No Smoking
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

Sculpture Garden
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden closes during inc...+ [ Read all ]

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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MoMA's Education Department creates programs and materials to foster an engagement with modern and contemporary art for an ever-evolving public. Our mission is to provide visitors with rewarding opportunities for learning in the hope that they will gain a valuable insight into MoMA�s collection and the historical and cultural contexts in which these works of art are made.


The Museum of Modern Art welcomes groups, extending its exhibition and educational resources through the Group Services office.

Group visits are available at reduced rates for a minimum of ten and a maximum of fifty people.

Reservations must be made by phone at least two weeks in advance. For further information, please call (212) 708-9685, fax (212) 408-6398, or e-mail

Basic Group Admission
Adults $16
Senior citizens (65 or older) $13
College students $10
Elementary, middle, or high school students $7

Guided Tours
Lecturers are available to guide groups of up to twenty-five people. Museum highlights tours, and lectures on special exhibitions and in foreign languages may be scheduled for one hour. A highlights tour includes an introduction to the building and highlights from the collection. A highlights tour can also focus on specific galleries, mediums, or collection areas. Please note that only MoMA lecturers are authorized to speak to groups. Outside lecturers are not allowed. Professors from accredited institutions may request to lecture to their classes in the Museum galleries. The one-hour guided-tour rate, including admission, is as follows:

Adults $27
Senior citizens (65 or older) $24
College students $21
Children (5-16) $15

Guided Tour request form is available online.

Programs during public hours
Visits of groups of ten to fifty people can be scheduled during regular hours throughout the day (depending on availability). Advance payment by credit card only is required for guided tours (American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted).

When canceling a reservation, you must notify Group Services by...+ [ Read all ]


The Museum of Modern Art offers members special access to the world's preeminent collection of modern and contemporary art.
Join MoMA and experience the Museum in the best way possible. Members enjoy free admission for a year, plus exclusive exhibition previews, special rates on admission tickets for guests, and valuable discounts at all MoMA Stores.

Also, membership dues support MoMA�s core activities the exhibitions and programs that our members so highly value.


The Museum of Modern Art is about to complete the largest building project in its history. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the galleries reopened to the public in midtown Manhattan in November 2004, in celebration of MoMA's seventy-fifth anniversary. The 630,000-square-foot Museum is nearly twice the size of the former facility, offering dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces for exhibitions, public programming, educational outreach, and scholarly research. Upon its completion in November 2006, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building will mark the culmination of the Taniguchi project, providing significantly increased space for MoMA's wide-ranging educational and research activities.

Your 100% tax-deductible gift to the capital campaign will help ensure the success of The Museum of Modern Art today and far into the future.

Venue hire

Architect Yoshio Taniguchi has designed an elegant Museum building that provides an ideal showcase for MoMA's world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art. With soaring, light-filled spaces, intimate galleries, and public areas that reflect the vitality of midtown Manhattan, the Museum can accommodate from 50 to 3,500 guests in an extraordinary atmosphere that will impress the most discerning executives and clients.