When it comes to the vibrant art scene in New York, one destination stands out above all: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Let us tell you, no trip to the Big Apple is complete without a visit to MoMA.
Since its opening in 1929, MoMA has become one of the largest and most popular galleries in the world, boasting six floors of paintings and sculptures, meaning you’ll never get tired of exploring. MoMA houses an inspiring collection of modern and contemporary art with an immersive experience guaranteed to be the highlight of your visit.
Whether you see yourself as an art critic or simply want to stimulate your mind, a visit to MoMA is an absolute must if you’re staying with us at Freehand New York.
Where is MoMA in New York?
Located in the heart of Manhattan, you’ll find MoMA in Midtown, just a few short blocks away from the city’s famous Rockefeller Center. The Museum of Modern Art’s prime location also allows you to effortlessly explore other must-see attractions in the city, including Radio City Hall and Times Square.
What exhibits are there to see at the Museum of Modern Art?
Beautifully curated, MoMA boasts an ever-evolving collection of modern and contemporary art spanning centuries and showcasing various mediums and styles.
One of the highlights of MoMA is Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, an iconic piece that’s arguably one of his most famous. Trust us, witnessing the beauty of this artwork up close and personal is a one in a lifetime experience – not to mention a million times better than seeing it in a book or on TV. Head on up to the 5th floor to see the painting in all its glory.
Another must-see iconic painting at MoMA is Monet’s Water Lilies, a stunning piece that captivates with its serene beauty and masterful use of color.
In addition to these timeless classics, the gallery proudly exhibits the works of underground artists, providing a platform for emerging talents to shine. They also hosts temporary exhibitions, ensuring there’s always something new and exciting to discover during every visit.
How much is admission?
For starters, it’s worth booking your entry ticket in advance as MoMA is very, very popular. You can do thesis via their website.
Ticket prices are:
- General admission: $25
- Seniors: $18
- Visitors with disabilities: $18
- Students: $14
- Children (under 16): FREE
- Members: FREE
New York residents are treated to free admission on the first Friday evening of every month (4:00pm-8:00pm).
Remember, your pre-booked tickets are for a specified timeslot, so make sure to plan ahead.
MoMA opens from 10:30am – 5:30pm Sunday to Friday. On Saturdays, opening hours are 10:30am to 7:00pm.
The Museum of Modern Art is closed for National Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
How to get there from Freehand New York
The Museum of Modern Art is just a 16-minute drive from Freehand New York. Speak to our reception staff if you need help booking a cab. If you don’t mind getting there on foot, it’s a 38 minute walk from our hotel.
Alternatively, you can hop on the M1 bus from Park Avenue, S/E 23rd St and ride 17 minutes to Madison Avenue, 52nd Street and MoMA is a 5-minute walk from there.