11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019|(212) 708-9400|
The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.
The Nitty Gritty
Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Ample Sitting Room X
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X
Sunday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday:10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Seniors(65 and over with ID):$18
Students(full-time with current ID):$14
Children(16 and under):Free
*****This policy does not apply to children in groups.
Guests of Members:$5(limit of five per visit)
In the city that never sleeps
Modern art in my opinion has become this double-edged sword. Those who are not apart of the “art world” are quick to say things like “My six-year-old could make that” and “I don’t get it” and please do not get me wrong ,We have all seen work that makes us question intent and integrity within the art world. On the other hand it seems that all the work being creating has forgotten the masters and really focused on work with a modern spin. This creates a serious issue for the museum world. There are so many things that should be accessible and seen but if such a large stigma surrounds the work then it makes it very difficult to convince people of its importance. I really feel that the MoMa does a great jobs of explanations as well as creating a welcoming atmosphere.
Things to know
The building is beautiful and compliments the work nicely. I really have a problem with museums who create layouts where you spend the majority of the time in the exhibit excusing yourself because you have hit every other patron with a limb or personal belonging. Personal space is important ! People need to realize that you need time and space to look at the work and this is something that the MoMa has done very well. The space is large and the work is well spaced. This allows you the freedom to stop and look without wearing full body gear to the museum.
Modern Art Dilema
I highly recommend if you are making your initial dive into the modern art world this is the place to start. The exhibits are great and most of all there is an outdoor space that is beautiful for those who need a break. There are water features, trees, and sculptures which are a nice change of pace for a typical museum setting. The employees are great , feel free to ask questions. Most of all take your time and seek out work that you enjoy. There are interactive aspects that appeal to everyone. I also recommend eating there the food is very good for being within a museum