Museum of Modern Art

Smack dab in the middle of Rockafeller Center and Central Park, New York City is home to one of the corner stones of the art world at the Museum of Modern Art.

Largest Platform for Contemporary Art

Originally the Museum of Modern Art was created as an educational institution back in 1929 located in Midtown Manhattan. Today, they present modern artwork and ideas of the highest level through exhibits, educational programs, and other visually appealing institutions.The museum works to highlight diversity, intelligence, and multi-national inclusiveness. They do so by selecting some of the world best and most open-minded, creative, and well-known visionaries from the 19th century until today.

Tips for Visiting

Being in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art offers a full taste of the City’s and the world’s modern art marvels. Guests, tourists, and art fanatics can see everything from Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night to Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol, and many other famous pieces! There are many ways to experience the wonderful museum. They offer tours where guests can listen to descriptions on the MoMA Audio App. Be sure to check out the current exhibits and collections to see what not to miss.

Current Exhibits

Degree Zero: Drawing at Midcentury

Through February 6, 2021

The art on display ranges from 1948 to 1961, a time where the entire world was healing from the aftermath of World War II. It is a collection of drawings that spans the globe that resembles language and appears like graffiti or calligraphy. Some artists featured are Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse and Jackson Pollock.

Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond

Through January 2, 2021

Félix Fénéon is not a well known artist, but he helped to shape the basis of modernism. He was a French art critic, publisher, editor and collector. He helped multiple young artists find their footing in the art word, working with names like Georges-Pierre Seurat, Paul Signac, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse. The artwork shown celebrates Fénéon’s life and what pieces inspired him.

Judd

Through January 9, 2021

This exhibit showcases the work of Donald Judd, a prolific sculptor of the twentieth century. Judd completely flipped the script of what sculptures should be made out of and what they should look like. Most of his work is vibrant and colorful, made up of boxes or rectangles stacked on top of one another.

Virtual Tours and In-Person Tours

Take a virtual tour into MOMA’s exhibitions and collections on select Thursdays. Virtual Views takes audiences inside some of the museum’s favorite artwork collections through video stories, audio playlists and featured articles. Every week, a new exhibition is displayed. Find exclusive access to Donald Judd’s revolutionary sculptures or Felix Feneon’s astonishing artwork. Visit MOMA’s website to experience New York’s best cultural offerings from home 
Additionally, the museum is offering in person tours. Guests can buy tickets online at their website to book a thirty minute time slot to explore the artwork. Prices can be broken down into:
Adults: $25.00
Senior (over 65): $18.00
Visitor with Disability: $18:00
Student (full time with ID): $14.00
Child (16 and under): Free
Members: Free

“The museum has amassed almost 200,000 artworks, documenting the emerging creative ideas and movements “

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COVID-19 Protocols:

  • Guests must buy tickets online in advance of entering the museum.
  • Masks are MANDATORY for people ages 2 and older.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet or more is required.
  • Guests with a temperature over 100.4° F (37.6° C) are not permitted into the museum.
  • Back check is not available.
  • All signs put up and on display must be followed.
  • Smartphones can be used to access audio, labels and maps of the museum.
  • Hand Sanitizer is available throughout the exhibits.

Getting to the Museum of Modern Art

Experience MoMA via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in NYC:

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!