About The Museum of Modern Art

Witness some of the world’s most exquisite collections of contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Located in Midtown, Manhattan, the museum houses a fine collection of art that has been carefully collected and preserved here. The building comprises six floors, each of which is adorned with every possible style of modern art that includes works of world renowned masters such as Picasso, Wyeth, Van Gogh, and Chagall. Whether it is mind-boggling paintings, extraordinary sculptures, or some of the most beautifully captured photographs, the museum boasts a formidable collection from the world of art and creativity.

Spend some time soaking in the artistic atmosphere amid all the astounding masterpieces of the museum at one of the several cafes housed here. You can also enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant that is located on the fifth floor while enjoying an unobstructed view of the Sculpture Gardens.

About The Museum of Modern Art Architecture

About The Museum of Modern Art Architecture
  • Apart from being known for its enviable collection of some of the greatest works of art, The Museum of Modern Art architecture is equally groundbreaking.
  • This world famous museum located in New York’s Manhattan district not only houses extraordinary pieces of art including painting, sculpture, multi-media art, and film, it has also instituted a Department of Architecture and Design in the mid twentieth century.
  • It was the first curatorial department in the world that is completely dedicated to architecture and design.
  • Visit the architecture department of this museum and witness a vast and diverse collection of nearly 28,000 works which include large-scale design objects, drawings, architectural models, and photographs.
  • The pieces cover a period starting from the middle of the nineteenth century until the present day. These include works by legendary architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul László, Isamu Noguchi, and George Nelson.
  • Do not miss out on the famous Mies van der Rohe Archive which is a highlight here and an absolute must-see. Apart from this, there are numerous other interesting objects ranging from furniture, appliances, and tableware to tools, textiles, sports cars, as well as a helicopter.

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Visit one of the most amazing museums of modern art in the world which boasts a magnificent collection of artworks. Apart from the scintillating architecture of Museum of Modern Art New York, you can witness unique films, drawings, photographs, and much more. Spanning across six floors, the museum has showcased its prized collections in various distinct sections including Architecture and Design, Media and Performance, Drawing and Prints, Painting and Sculpture, Film, and Photography.

Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design

Founded in 1932, the Department of Architecture and Design is the first of its kind in the entire world. Get a deep insight into the Museum of Modern Art New York architecture in the numerous exhibits showcased here. There are nearly 28,000 works which include architectural models, photographs, and drawings. One of the most celebrated highlights housed in this department and one you should not miss is the Mies van der Rohe Archive. About a decade ago, the department also incorporated a selection of 14 video games ranging from Pac-Man to Minecraft, that you can enjoy.

Drawings and Prints
Drawings and Prints

Explore this distinct department at the museum that displays some specific artworks comprising drawings and prints. Although the two media forms were initially displayed separately, they were brought together a few years ago and are now showcased in the Drawing and Prints Department. The drawings collection has about 11,000 works on paper from the last century while the prints collection has more than 60,000 works with contemporary prints, books, and multiples. Marvel at works that have been created using brilliant techniques as lithography, screenprinting, woodcutting, and much more.


Visit the world’s most influential museums which have individual departments dedicated to the restoration and development of individual fields. The Museum of Modern Art has been known for its key role in cinema's fight for legitimacy right from the late 1920s. This is when it started with a Motion Picture Department albeit no major collection. Today you can visit the Film department of the museum and see the famous Whitney's collection, which has been put together with immense assistance from cinema curator Iris Barry. The immense success of the department also got it a prestigious award in 1937 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Media and Performance
Media and Performance

The incredible collection of modern art collected from across the globe and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Arts also includes time-based art. Explore the museum’s Media and Performance department that was established in 2006 that displays artwork comprising moving images, film installations, performance, videos, motion or sound based works, and much more. The department uses special equipment to preserve all the media specific artworks as well as recreate time-based presentations for them.

Painting and Sculpture
Painting and Sculpture

Enjoy a tour of the Painting and sculpture section of the Museum of Modern Arts which celebrates some of the top artists of the centuries. Get enchanted by incredible works of art by masters in the field including Van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin, and Cezanne. This section also holds the world’s largest collection of modern paintings and sculptures with an amazing 3,600 artworks. The works featured here range from the 19th century until the present times. Some of the most notable works you will find here include Cezanne’s The Bather and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.


Take a tour of one of the world’s most prestigious as well as the largest institutions that has dedicated itself in the collection of modern art. Explore its photography department that was instituted in 1930 when it started its endeavor in collecting modern photography. Today the museum is a proud owner of over 25,000 works, one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary photography in the world. These works are by people from a variety of fields including science, art, journalism, as well as by entrepreneurs, and amateurs.

Plan Your Visit to MoMA in New York

Plan Your Visit to MoMA in New York
  • Timings and Location:

10:30 AM – 5:30 PM, everyday11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

  • Getting There:

Different ways to reach MoMA NYC

  1. By SubwayYou can easily reach the MoMA by taking the subway and alighting at the nearest subway station which is on the 50th Street if you take the Blue Line. You need to avail of the D or F trains to 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Center station. Alternatively you can take the E or M trains to 53rd Street station at Fifth Avenue.
  2. By BusYet another easy way to reach the MoMA is by bus. You can take the M1, M2, M3, M4, or M5 bus from the east side of Manhattan to 53rd Street. If you are coming from the western end of Manhattan, you have to reach 50th Street by taking the M50 crosstown bus. Once you get off, you can simply walk the rest of the three blocks to the museum on 53rd Street.
  3. By Car or Taxi If you are taking a taxi or driving down to the museum, you have to take the Queensboro (59 St.) Bridge and then continue down to Queens Blvd. (Rte. 25). It is well marked and once here, you need to turn right on Van Dam St., left on 47 Ave., and left again on 33 St. You will find that the entrance to the museum is on 33 St. between 47 Ave. and Queens Blvd.
  • Best Time to Visit:The best time to visit the MoMA is during the early morning when you will come across the least amount of crowds. You can also visit here during the later part of the afternoon when the footfall is not too significant either. Besides that, if you wish to enjoy a relatively quiet time here and avoid the peak hours, Sunday mornings are also a good time to visit.

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  • Grab an opportunity to visit the renowned and enormous Museum of Modern Art in New York spread over 708,000 square feet area

  • Get amazed by famous paintings like The Starry Night, Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, and Soup Cans while roaming around the museum

  • Enhance your knowledge about revolutionary art shown on displays by hearing the significant narrations of the audio guide

  • Enjoy watching various exhibitions in the museum where the combination of creativity and innovation is shown in the artworks

  • Take an amazing tour of MOMA with Museum of Modern Art tickets and admire a range of contemporary & outstanding artwork artwork done by artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, & Jackson Pollock

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Must Know Before You Go
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • There is no room to store luggage and/or large bags on this tour. Please leave them at your accommodations or vehicles.
  • Re-entry is not allowed after you leave the venue.
  • Restrooms and baby changing stations are located on every floor.
  • Museum of Modern Art is wheelchair accessible.
  • All-gender restrooms are located on floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.
  • Guests can bring baby strollers, however strollers are not allowed on the escalators.
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    The Museum of Modern Art New York architecture is famous across the globe and so is its enviable collection of contemporary and modern art. It is extremely famous for having played a big role in the creation and collection of unconventional art that are exhibited across distinct sections in the museum. It is also well-known for housing prestigious works by great artists such as The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, and The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau.

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