The Museum of Modern Art

Contemporary Art and Educational Workshops

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as its name implies, fuels creativity and inspiration with contemporary art forms. It was founded in 1929 and now boasts an impressive collection of 150,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and architectural models. It also owns an archive containing files of over 70,000 artists.

The Museum of Modern Art, unlike many others, is open seven days a week. On Fridays, the museum offers free admission from 4pm to 8pm. In addition to the permanent collection, it hosts timely exhibitions to spotlight different methods and processes for the creation of modern art. The museum is also a great destination for groups, offering guided tours, as well as hands-on workstations for kids.

The museum is known and revered internationally; tourists make their way into New York to view its most noteworthy art. The MoMA boasts a unique focus on contemporary art, and retains the title of the first New York modern art museum.

The MoMA is home to a multitude of famous and well-known artworks, such as Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lillies, and several Andy Warhol pieces. All of these artworks make the MoMA an indispensable New York icon. Today, the museum sees up to three million unique visitors annually and has more than 130,000 members.

In addition to serving as a venue for some of the most recognized artwork, the MoMA puts on over 1,000 film screenings a year. Visitors are also able to participate in educational workshops and artist talks.

Interestingly, the museum has a smaller counterpart located in Queens, New York called MoMA PS1. This nonprofit organization is a smaller contemporary art center that presents over 50 exhibitions a year. Additionally, MoMA PS1 creates its own installations and produces several musical and dance performances every year.


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


(212) 708-9400


The MoMA can be accessed by taking the M or E trains to 5th Avenue-53rd Street or the B or D trains to 7th Avenue-53rd Street.

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