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Museum of Modern Art New York

Museum of Modern Art New York

Opened in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the first museum in the world devoted to the modern era. Considered by art enthusiasts to be one of the best modern art museums in the world, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is a source of inspiration and a must see for modern art enthusiasts. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) showcases everything from innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to modern forms like film, photography and performance art.

There are over 150,000 pieces art work at the Museum of Modern Art. MOMA's permanent collection of masterpieces includes Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, and Jackson Pollock. Also featured is Henri Matisse's Dance, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans.

After a day of artistic fulfillment, eat ay one of the MoMA's three cafés or stop by the Book & Design Store to pick up a print of one of your favorite pieces.

General Information

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019-5497

Phone: 212 708 9400
Manhattan Neighborhood: Midtown

Open daily from 10:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and until 8:00 on Fridays.(free 4:00–8:00 p.m. on fridays)
Closed: Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
All holiday hours subject to change without notice.

A visit to the Museum of Modern

The Museum of Modern Art's collection can be broken down into six categories Architecture and Design, Drawings, Film and Media, Painting and Sculpture, Photography, and Prints and Illustrated Books. It would be virtually impossible to see the Museum's entire collection in a single visit, but daily Gallery Talks and the self-guided audio tours can greatly enhance your visit to the Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art also offers an array of programs oriented toward children and families. You can also pick up the Ford Family Guide at the information booth and the audio tour features specific programs geared toward engaging children with the art through interactive dialog and music.

Getting to Museum of Modern Art

By Subway:
6 train to 51st Street, transfer to the E or M train; one stop to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue
From the west side of Manhattan
E or M train to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue, or B, D, or F train to 47-50 Street Rockefeller Center

From the east side of Manhattan
M1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to 53rd Street
From the west side of Manhattan
M50 cross-town to 50th Street. Proceed to 53rd Street.

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