We are pleased to announce that as of March 1, 2022, The Museum of Modern Art Archives, Library, and Research Collections (ALRC) will be reopened to researchers wishing to schedule onsite visits. The Archives reading room will be open on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., by appointment. The Library reading room will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., also by appointment. We ask that you request appointments via the appropriate online form (Archives or Library).
Please note that Library materials must be requested through library.moma.org seven days in advance of your confirmed appointment in order to be available for consultation.
All visitors must adhere to the Museum’s entry policies.
When possible, we will address inquiries that can be answered remotely. You may submit queries via our online form; allow up to 10 business days for a response. The Archives also now offers a scan-on-demand service. You may find this compilation of online resources useful for your research.
The Museum of Modern Art Archives is an internationally recognized research center for modern and contemporary art. The Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible nearly 90 years’ worth of the Museum’s historical records, 40 years’ worth of MoMA PS1 records, and other primary source documents concerning art and cultural history in the 20th and 21st centuries, including private archives and papers of artists, galleries, dealers, art historians, critics, and others. The holdings also include an extensive Photographic Archive and interviews conducted as part of the Archives Oral History Program. An essential resource for scholars, students, curators, conservators, writers, journalists, artists, and Museum staff, the Archives plays a crucial role in fulfilling MoMA’s mission as an educational institution.
Conduct a keyword search across the Museum Archives’ finding aids using the search box below.