Museum of Modern Art

Smack dab in the middle of Rockefeller 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’s best and most open-minded, creative, and well-known visionaries from the 19th century until today.

Tips for Visiting the MoMA

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 and Upcoming Exhibits

Rashid Johnson: Stage

Through Fall 2021

This exhibition can be found in the courtyard of the MoMA. It is a participatory installation and sound work consisting of a large yellow stage with five microphones on stands of various heights. Guests are encouraged to interact with the work by speaking into the microphones. Their voices will be broadcast and also recorded for people to hear throughout the courtyard. This work recognizes the history of the microphone, the importance of raising your voice, and also the fear of spreading the virus while trying to use your voice to create change during the pandemic.

Yto Barrada—A Raft

Through January 9, 2022

This exhibition is part of the MoMA’s Artist’s Choice exhibition series. Barrada, a Moroccan and French artist, chose the pieces in the exhibit to celebrate the work of Fernand Deligny, an innovative French social worker. Deligny worked with children with disabilities, often non-verbal children, and Barrada’s choices reflect the connection between language and art. Visit the exhibit to explore these ideas and enjoy the artwork of Anni Albers, Vito Acconci, Louise Bourgeois and others.

Neelon Crawford, Filmmaker

July 24, 2021 through Spring 2022

This exhibition displays 8 of 35 films made by multimedia artist Neelson Crawford, an important figure in independent filmmaking in the United States from the 1960s through the early 1980s. The films create a conversation surrounding the climate crisis the world faces today. Guests can take in beautiful views from around the world and hear the sounds of nature at this exhibition in The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center.

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.
  • Bag check is not available, so travel light.
  • 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!