MoMA Architecture & Design

Step inside the extraordinary world of artistic brilliance at the Museum of Modern Art, aka MoMA - an iconic New York City spot that houses the most avant-garde paintings, sculptures, films, and multimedia art on the planet! Take a stroll down the prime real estate of Midtown Manhattan, between fifth and sixth Avenue on 53rd Street, and be prepared to be awestruck by the spectacular collection of masterpieces that adorn this museum. With its reputation for excellence, MoMA is a must-visit for any art lover, and an experience that will leave you inspired and in awe.

The Department of Architecture & Design at MoMA was founded in 1932, making it the world's first curatorial department focused on architecture and design. The department has an extensive collection of over 28,000 works, including architectural models, designs, drawings, and photographs. It covers major movements and figures from the mid-19th century to the present, and its highlights include the Mies van der Rohe Archive and works from renowned designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and the Eameses. The collection also includes thousands of objects ranging from furniture and tableware to sports cars and even a helicopter. The department added 14 video games to its collection in 2012.

MoMA Architecture Exhibitions

MoMA Architecture Exhibitions

MoMA's architecture department is hosting several captivating exhibitions, including the Artist Choice Exhibition series, Recent Architecture from China Exhibition, and Automania Exhibition. These exhibits showcase collections from the 1880s to the present, with galleries featuring works from various timestamps. Visitors should keep an eye out for upcoming exhibitions such as Sophie Taeuber's Arp: Living Abstraction, Joseph E.'s Yoakum: What I Saw, and Joan Jonas's Spring 2024 exhibition. These exhibits promise to be engaging and enlightening for architecture and design enthusiasts.

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MoMA Museum in NYC is open seven days a week, with extended hours on Fridays until 9 pm. Weekdays are less crowded than weekends, particularly during peak tourist season in the summer. Visitors may want to consider offseason or less busy times of the day, such as early mornings or late afternoons.

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  • 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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When did the MoMA Architecture department start?

    The MoMA Architecture department started in 1932, making it the world's first curatorial department dedicated to architecture and design. It was founded by Philip Johnson, who also served as its first director and curator between 1932 and 1934 and 1946 and 1954.

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