MoMA Drawing & Prints

Step into a world of artistic wonder at the NYC MoMA, where modern art comes alive in all its glory! This museum is a must-visit for anyone who loves to immerse themselves in the world of art. From mesmerizing drawings to captivating films, the MoMA has something for everyone.


But the real gem of the MoMA is their Drawing and Prints collection. Here, you'll find an extensive and eclectic collection of modern and contemporary art pieces that are sure to leave you breathless. Each artwork is a stunning display of creativity, skill, and imagination that will transport you to a world of artistic expression.


Whether you're an art lover or just looking for an enriching experience, the MoMA is a destination that should not be missed. So why wait? Head on over to the museum and discover the magic of modern art for yourself!

MoMA Departments


MoMA Departments

The MoMA museum is a wonderland of modern and contemporary art, with six mesmerizing departments showcasing their unique collections. From the intricate world of architecture and design to the captivating world of film and media, each department is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the stunning artworks in their collection. Curators and staff work tirelessly to protect these works of art, using cutting-edge preservation techniques and hosting awe-inspiring exhibitions. Come and discover the magic of the MoMA museum for yourself!


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MoMA Drawing & Prints Department

When the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was established in 1929, the initial pieces acquired for the collection were drawings and prints. Over time, these two types of artwork were exhibited both together and separately. Since 2013, MoMA has organized the display of drawings and prints under a single department, called the Drawing and Prints Department.

MoMA Drawings
MoMA Drawings

Get ready to immerse yourself in a treasure trove of artistic brilliance with MoMA's Drawings Collection! With over 11,000 breathtaking artworks on paper from the 20th century, this collection boasts an incredible array of drawings in various mediums including charcoal, pencil, and ink. But that's not all! You'll also be mesmerized by the stunning gouaches, watercolors, collages, and other mediums used by some of the greatest artists of all time. It's a must-see for anyone who appreciates the power and beauty of art.


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MoMA Prints
MoMA Prints

Calling all art enthusiasts! Prepare to be blown away by the MoMA Prints collection! With over 60,000 works of modern and contemporary prints, books, and multiples, this collection is an absolute feast for the eyes. Marvel at the incredible works created using traditional techniques like lithography, woodcutting, screenprinting, and more. But that's not all - the collection also features newer works like artists' books, multiples, digital processes, and more! From classic to cutting-edge, there's something for everyone here. So why wait? Come and explore the MoMA Prints collection today!


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Moma Drawing & Prints Collection

Moma Drawing & Prints Collection
  • Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec's "Dear Data: Week 26" (2015) is a data visualization project where the two artists exchanged hand-drawn postcards containing data about their daily workspaces.
  • Dong Gong's Alila Yangshuo Hotel in Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China (2013-2017) is an architectural project that blends contemporary design with traditional local materials and techniques.
  • Marjetica Potrč's "Struggle for Spatial Justice" (2005-2007) is an art project that explores the relationship between urban planning and social equity, using case studies from around the world.
  • John Baldessari's "Untitled" (1989) is a photographic work that juxtaposes an image of a palm tree with a sentence that describes a different landscape, creating a humorous and absurdist effect.
  • Paul Rudolph's Lower Manhattan Expressway Project in New York, New York (1972) was a controversial urban planning proposal that aimed to build a highway through Lower Manhattan, but was ultimately abandoned due to community opposition. The perspective drawing shows the proposed highway in relation to the surrounding buildings and streets.

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Drawings and Prints Study Center

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Drawings and Prints Study Center

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Drawings and Prints Study Center provides researchers with the opportunity to view MoMA Museum's collection of art on paper, including prints, drawings, illustrated books, and other items. The curatorial works are also available for consultation. Researchers can access the study center by making an appointment. However, it is important to note that this MoMA study center is only open on Wednesdays from 2 PM to 4:30 PM.


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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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FAQs of Drawing & Prints

When did the MoMA Drawing and Prints Department start?

    The MoMA Drawing and Prints Department started in 1940, as part of the Museum of Modern Art's commitment to collecting and exhibiting works on paper. Today, it holds over 25,000 prints and drawings in its collection.

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