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MoMA Visitors Guide

Everything you need to plan your visit to the Museum of Modern Art


Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, MoMA is home to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts. The impressive permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art features many famous works of art, and ever-changing special exhibitions ensure that even repeat visitors won't get bored.

1. MoMA Introduction and Directions

Package on Wheelbarrow (Christo) - Museum of Modern Art - Manhattan NY {juli 2012}
Esther Westerveld @westher flickr.com Creative Commons License
Wondering how to get to MoMA? The Museum of Modern Art is located in midtown Manhattan, and we've put together a helpful page with directions and admission information, as well as information about MoMA's history.

2. MoMA Visitor Tips

The Museum of Modern Art is a popular museum in New York City, and understandably so. Make the most of your visit to this great spot with our first-hand tips and advice.

3. Visiting MoMA with Kids

MoMA Tours For Fours
"The Three Musicians" (1921) © 2008 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, New York
A modern art museum might not be the first place you think of visiting with your children, but think again -- the Museum of Modern Art staff have put together an amazing array of resources to make visiting the MoMA with your kids a pleasant and rewarding experience.

4. MoMA Pictures

The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
Want to take a virtual visit to MoMA? Check out these pictures to prepare yourself for your visit or to help you remember your visit.

5. MoMA Tours

MoMA offers a variety of tours to enhance your visit:
  • Gallery Talks - Offered daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (free with museum admission). Meet in 2nd floor atrium.
  • Free Audio Tours - Access to MoMA's Audio Tours are free with admission, and available both on their portable players and through your iPod Touch, iPhone or other Wi-fi accessible device. You can also enjoy MoMA audio guides before you visit on their website.
  • Private Tours Before and After Opening Hours - Avoid the crowds and experience MoMA when it's not open to the public for $50-60/person (10 person minimum). Includes one hour private tour and museum admission.
  • Private Group Tours: MoMA offers tours for Families and Groups visiting the museum.

6. MoMA Map (PDF)

Want to make the most of your time at the MoMA? Print out a copy of MoMA's floor plan/information brochure before you arrive.

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