Welcome to The Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1929 by Lillie P. Bliss, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Mary Quinn Sullivan, and four other founding Trustees, The Museum of Modern Art was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Beginning with the innovative European art of the 1880s, the collection contains unparalleled holdings in every ensuing period of visual culture up to the present day, including such distinctly modern forms as film and industrial design in addition to more traditional mediums. MoMA's collection offers a truly unique overview of modern and contemporary art.

Vincent van Gogh. The Olive Trees. 1889Painting and Sculpture — Fourth and Fifth Floors
MoMA's collection includes paintings and sculptures from the late 19th century to the present. Expansive galleries on the second floor house contemporary works in all mediums, and the Sculpture Garden features masterworks of modern sculpture.

Vincent van Gogh. The Olive Trees. 1889

Sven Wingquist. Self-Aligning Ball Bearing. 1929. Manufacturer: SKF Industries, Inc., USAArchitecture and Design — Third Floor
Including works ranging from large-scale design objects and video games to works on paper and architectural models, the Museum’s diverse architecture and design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-19th century to the present.

Sven Wingquist. Self-Aligning Ball Bearing. 1929. Manufacturer: SKF Industries, Inc., USA

Hélio Oiticica. Metaesquema. 1959Department of Drawings and Prints — Second and Third Floor
MoMA's comprehensive drawings and prints collection comprises works on paper—in pencil, ink, charcoal, watercolors, collage, and mixed mediums—and works made using such traditional printing techniques as woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprint, as well as newer digital processes, multiples, and artist's books.

Hélio Oiticica. Metaesquema. 1959

Walker Evans. Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer Wife. 1936 Photography — Third Floor
MoMA's holdings in photography survey the medium's history from the 1840s onward, representing both its great creative figures and its varied applications in such fields as journalism, science, and commerce.

Walker Evans. Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer Wife. 1936

Doug Aitken. Interiors. 2002 Media and Performance Art
MoMA began to pioneer the collection and exhibition of time-based art in the 1960s, and its holdings have expanded to include moving images, film installations, video, performance, motion- and sound-based works, and other works that represent time or duration and are made for and presented in a gallery setting.

Doug Aitken. Interiors. 2002

The Great Train Robbery. 1903. Directed by Edwin S. Porter Film — Theaters
An international collection of moving image works incorporates all periods and movements in over a century of film. Information on daily screenings is available in the Museum lobby, at the film desk, and at

The Great Train Robbery. 1903. USA. Directed by Edwin S. Porter

MUSEUM HOURS Galleries open Saturday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Thursdays in July and August, 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day

MUSEUM ADMISSION (includes Museum galleries, film programs, MoMA Audio+, and MoMA PS1 admission) Adults $25; 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. Members free. Admission is free for all visitors during UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, every Friday evening, 4:00–8:00 p.m. Advance tickets are available online at

PLEASE NOTE: All galleries may not be open during the time of your visit. For more information about works currently on view, visit the online collection.

SCULPTURE GARDEN MORNINGS The Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is open free of charge to the public daily, from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m., except in inclement weather or during maintenance.

GROUP SERVICES School and adult groups are welcome by appointment. MoMA lecturers and educators can be hired for tours and guided discussions. Tours are available in over 9 languages. Groups may also choose to be self-guided. To schedule a group visit, call (212) 708-9685, fax (212) 408-6398, or e-mail

CHECKROOM All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check all items that are larger than 11 x 15 x 5" (28 x 38 x 13 cm) and can check items as large as 14 x 22 x 9" (36 x 56 x 23 cm). To avoid a long wait in the checkroom line, visitors should not bring such items. Any item that is larger than 14 x 22 x 9" (36 x 56 x 23 cm) will not be allowed in the checkroom and cannot be brought into the galleries.

The Museum reserves the right to refuse other items and is not responsible for items held by the checkroom.

MOBILITY ACCESS All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available in the checkroom free of charge. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

CAMERAS Still photography for personal use is permitted in the galleries, except where noted. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.

SKETCHING is permitted in the galleries—pencil only, no ink or paint—with sketchbooks no larger than 8 ½ x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

FILM ADMISSION Film tickets may be obtained for same-day screenings at no charge by presenting your Museum membership card or your Museum admission ticket stub at the film desk or information desk. Film tickets are subject to availability. Sound-enhancement systems are available free of charge at the film desk. MoMA theaters are T-Coil compatible.

Admittance to the theater is not permitted 15 minutes after the program has begun.

View upcoming film screenings

Pick up a MoMA Audio+ player free of charge

Please note: you will be asked to leave a photo ID. Passports and credit cards are not accepted.

Special Exhibitions
Audio programs are available for many special exhibitions at MoMA.
English only

Commentaries by artists, curators, and others on works in the collection. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Fun ways for children and families to explore works in the collection. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Visual Descriptions
Audio descriptions in vivid detail, designed for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The MoMA App
Use the free MoMA App to find out about current exhibitions, plan a visit, browse or search tens of thousands of works in the collection, take multimedia tours, and much more.

Now available for iPhone through the App Store, and for Android through the Market.

MoMA Design and Book Store
11 West 53 Street, NYC
Between Fifth and Sixth avenues
(212) 708-9700
Saturday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

MoMA's striking flagship store within the Museum building features a broad selection of art reproductions, design objects, and more than 2,000 book titles, as well as exclusive items for the whole family, developed and produced by MoMA.

MoMA Books
Second floor of the Museum; accessible with Museum admission only
Open during Museum hours

Located on the Museum's second floor and overlooking the Lobby, MoMA Books provides a tranquil environment for perusing a curated selection of 1,500 of the newest and most notable art and design titles from around the world.

MoMA Design Store / MUJI at MoMA
44 West 53 Street, NYC
Across from the Museum, between Fifth and Sixth avenues
(212) 767-1050
Saturday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Directly across the street from the Museum, the MoMA Design Store showcases a sophisticated collection of design objects, gifts, jewelry, personal accessories, furniture, and lighting, including items represented in the Museum's design collection, and a MUJI store.

MoMA Design Store, Soho / MUJI at MoMA
81 Spring Street, NYC
Between Crosby and Broadway
(646) 613-1367
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Visit the Soho location for a diverse selection of design objects and gifts from classic 20th-century designers and today's brightest design talent. On the lower level, shop a MUJI store and browse an extensive collection of architecture and design books.

MoMA Design Store, Tokyo
Omotesando GYRE 3F
5-10-1 Jingu-mae Shibuya-ku
(03) 5468-5801
Monday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art's first retail location outside of the United States is located in Tokyo's bustling Omotesando district. The store features MoMA's signature selection of merchandise, including MoMA-exclusive products and items represented in the Museum's design collection.

MoMA features a variety of dining options created and operated by Danny Meyer’s acclaimed Union Square Hospitality Group.

Located on the second floor, this full-service café offers an array of delicious, fresh, and seasonal Italian foods from Executive Chef Lynn Bound, including panini, handmade pastas, salumi, artisanal cheeses, salads, soups, and desserts. A casual and family-friendly restaurant, Cafe 2 features communal seating and an espresso bar for Museum visitors who want to take a quick break to recharge after an enriching day in the galleries.

Cafe 2 is open to Museum visitors only. Reservations are not accepted. Guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Saturday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Museum admission is required for entry.

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Café

Terrace 5 is a full service café offering a seasonal menu of delicious à la carte savory selections complemented by an array of mouthwatering desserts. Wines are available by the quartino and glass, alongside a selection of distinctive seasonal cocktails and micro-brewed beers. This sophisticated, airy café enjoys a spectacular fifth-floor view of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the surrounding skyline, with outdoor terrace dining available seasonally. Terrace 5 is open to Museum visitors only. Reservations are not accepted. Guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Saturday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Museum admission is required for entry.

The Garden Cart is open seasonally in the Sculpture Garden, providing fresh ice creams and sorbets from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, light fare, and a limited espresso bar.

The Modern is a Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, with desserts by Pastry Chef Marc Aumont. In addition to the Dining Room, which overlooks The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, The Modern offers The Bar Room—a more casual dining and bar area—and two private dining rooms. A separate street-level entrance on West 53rd Street allows guests to enjoy the restaurant and bar beyond Museum hours. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program and a carefully curated list of cocktails, beers, and spirits.

The Modern holds four James Beard Foundation Awards, three stars from The New York Times, and one Michelin star. For information and reservations, call (212) 333-1220 or visit

The Modern
Lunch: Monday–Friday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday–Thursday, 5:30–10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30–11:30 p.m.

The Bar Room
Monday–Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

WON’T YOU JOIN US? Become a MoMA member today for $85 (or less*) and enjoy great benefits all year long!

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MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in global contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.

Present your MoMA ticket within 14 days of date on ticket for free admission to MoMA PS1, only two subway stops away. Stop by the lobby information desk for further information, or visit or call (718) 784-2084 to find out more about MoMA PS1's program of special exhibitions.

HOURS Open Thursday–Monday, 12:00–6:00 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Closed on Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, and New Year's Day.

DIRECTIONS FROM MoMA From the 5 Avenue-53 Street station take the Queens-bound E or M train two stops to Court Sq. Exit the station onto 21 Street by walking toward the back of the train. Walk left along 21 Street four blocks to 46 Avenue. Turn left onto 46 Avenue and walk one block to the main entrance.