MoMA, Museum of Modern Art

MoMA is the world’s most influential modern and contemporary art museum. MoMA Film is one of the world’s great film collections.

The Museum of Modern art collection contains almost 200,000 works of modern, post-war, and contemporary art. The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute was founded on the world’s most important private collection of Contemporary Latin American art. The Cisneros Research Institute gift makes MoMA the global center of Contemporary Latin American art.

MoMA Film is one of New York City’s important film presenters. The collection includes over 22,000 films and four million movie stills. Doc Fortnight in February is one of America’s important documentary film festivals.

MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens is MoMA’s experimental art space.

Doc Fortnight 2019 documentary film festival at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily Feb 21-28, 2019, international documentary film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Indigenous and Peruvian documentaries screened at the home of one of the world’s great film collections

Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA

African, Brazilian, Italian, & Filipino artists at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan
March 18 – August 19, 2018

17th MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018 is 12 days of international documentaries

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Daily February 15 – 26, 2018

Tarsila do Amaral ‘Inventing Modern Art in Brazil’ at MoMA

Tarsila was deeply engaged in the 1920s Paris Cubist art scene. Back home she created a modernism that could only be Brazilian. Then she evolved a social consciousness that is a hallmark of the great Brazilian artists of the 20th century.
MoMA in Midtown, Manhattan
February 11 – June 3, 2018

Tania Bruguera : ‘Untitled’ (Havana, 2000)

“We have to stop looking, and start thinking.”
~ Tania Bruguera
Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Open Daily
February 3 – March 11, 2018

Modern Art

The Modern Art period began with French Impressionism in the 1860s. It ended with Abstract Expressionism in New York at the close of World War II in 1945.

The end of World War II also marked a shift in the world capital of culture from Paris to New York City.

Post-War Art

Post-War art covers the period 1945 – 1970.

Contemporary Art

Everything since is Contemporary Art.

MoMA founds Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
October 17, 2016

MoMA is a storied institution that began in 1929 as a project of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her friends. She was the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who developed many New York institutions including Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, and what is now the Met Cloisters.

Museums tend to look back in time, but MoMA actually began within the core period it represents. This gave MoMA a currency in time that it has maintained to the present. MoMA now looks back at the Modern and Post-War art periods, but remains relevant in today’s contemporary art world.


Adults: $25
Seniors (65+ with ID): $18
Students (full-time with ID): $14
Children (16 and under): Free

Free on Fridays from 4 – 8 pm.
To avoid long lines, arrive after 6 pm

MoMA Membership

MoMA Members ($85) get:

  • Free admission
  • $5 guest tickets
  • 20% store discounts

Buying MoMA Tickets

Tickets are available at the door.
Avoid the line, buy online at


MoMA Entrance
18 West 54th St, New York, NY 10019
(between Fifth & Sixth Aves)

Open Daily: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm (Fridays until 8 pm)
MoMA opens to members at 9:30 am


(E) or (F) (M) to Fifth Ave/53rd St
(F) to 57th St
(E) or (B) (D) (F) to Seventh Ave


These parking vendors offer MoMA discounts. Validate your parking ticket in the Museum lobby.

  • ICON Parking at 94 West 54th St and 75 West 53rd St (between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
  • The 1345 Garage at 101-41 West 54th St (between Sixth & Seventh Aves)


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