Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA)

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El Museum of Modern Art in New York (in English Museum of Modern Art, although it is known throughout the world as the MoMA of New York) is probably one of the best museums of modern art in the world. Located right next to Central Park, in the surroundings of Rockefeller Center, its collection has some of the most prized masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Dalí, Warhol, ....

History of MoMA

The museum opened its doors to the 7 November 1929, and was founded by American philanthropists Lillie P. Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. as an educational institution whose mission was "to help the people to understand, use and enjoy the visual arts of our time. "

When the Museum of Modern Art began to exhibit its works, much of the public of that time despised cubism and abstract art, because they clashed with the guidelines that until then marked the pattern of "true art".

However, the response of the public was very enthusiastic, and over the course of the next ten years the Museum moved three times to increasingly large temporary locations, until at 1939 the museum finally opened its doors in the building that still occupies in the center of Manhattan.

Entrance to the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art in New York
Entry to MoMA

The MoMA collection

It is considered one of the sanctuaries of modern and contemporary art in the world, constituting (in the opinion of many) one of the best collections of masterpieces. The museum has a collection of 150.000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models, drawings and design objects, and more than 22.000 films.

Inside, the MoMA houses masterpieces of painting such as Starry Night of Van Gogh, Broadway Boogie Wogie by Piet Mondrian, Demoiselles d'Avignon of Picasso, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí and works by leading North American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper. The MoMA also has important collections of graphic design, industrial design, photography, architecture, film and print.

From the first avant-gardes of the 20th century, the MoMA retains key works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Henri Matisse, etc. It has a Sculpture Garden with works by Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Serrano and Aristide Maillol, as well as a cinema.

Interior of the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art in New York
Interior of MoMA

Times of the Museum of Modern Art in New York

  • Saturday - Thursday: 10: 30 am-5: 30 pm
  • Friday: 10: 30 am-8: 00 pm
  • Open until 8: 00 pm every Thursday of July and August.
  • Free entry on Fridays of 4pm - 8pm

ATTENTION: From the 15 of June to the 21 of October of the 2019 the MoMA will remain closed for remodeling works.

Rates (year 2019)

  • Adult: $ 25
  • Greater than 65 years (with supporting document): $ 18
  • Student (with supporting document): $ 14
  • Children under 16 years: Free

This museum is included in the New York Pass, the Sightseeing Pass and the Go New York, for more information about all the tourist cards visit our article to choose the best tourist card for your trip to New York. If you want to save the queue to get your tickets for the MoMA, can buy your tickets early with WePlann, and also pay with Paypal or in your local currency instead of dollars.

How to get to MoMA?

  • Meter:
    • Lines B, D, F: Get off at the 47-50 Street Rockefeller Center station
    • Lines E, M: Get off at 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue station

More information about MoMA

It is important to emphasize that entry with backpacks or large bags is not allowed to the museum, although it has a free cloakroom service to leave these objects during our visit. For more information about the museum, visit the official website of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with information about the museum in English.

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