Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - New York Attractions
Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, the MoMA is home to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts.
The impressive permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art features numerous famous works of art, and ever-changing exhibitions ensure that even repeat visitors won't get bored.
- The Museum of Modern Art Address: 11 West 53 Street - between 5th and 6th Avenues.
- The Museum of Modern Art Phone: 212-708-9400.
- Nearest Subways to The Museum of Modern Art: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47/50 Streets/Rockefeller Center.
- The Museum of Modern Art Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Open until 8 p.m. on Friday nights) Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day.
The Museum of Modern Art Admission:
- Adults: $25, Students: $14, Seniors over 65 (with ID): $18. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult: Free. Free admission during Target Free Fridays from 4 - 8 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art in Detail:
- First opened in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art was the first museum in the world to focus on modern art. The MoMA's permanent collection features 135,000 paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, sculptures, films, and design objects. Additionally, the Museum of Modern Art hosts an ever changing series of temporary exhibitions. Since the redesign and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art, its Manhattan location has nearly 50% more exhibition space on its 6 floors.
- 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 any information booth and the audio tour features a specific program geared toward engaging children with the art through interactive dialog and music.