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Last updated: 02 May, 2023

Since its founding in 1929, MoMa – as it is affectionately known – has dedicated itself to being the foremost museum for contemporary art, namely late 19th- and 20th-century art.

The collection is presented chronologically, taking you on an artistic journey through Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Impressionism, and Pop Art, with more than a few masterpieces along the way. There are also galleries for photographers, drawings, film and even a sculpture garden.

It’s great for families too, with special kids audio guides on the website to the masterpieces and highlights.

Don’t miss

Do not leave without marvelling at these three MoMA star attractions: Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Matisse’s Dance, and Picasso’s Les Desmoiselles D’Avignon.

While you’re there

The museum has an excellent in-house shop, the MoMa Design Store, selling jewellery, furniture, and homewares from uber-cool contemporary designers, plus the usual gift shop fare of calendars, books and objets d’art.


Price from: £22
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Take the E or M subway to the 53rd Street-Fifth Avenue stop, or the B, D, or F train to the 47-50 Street Rockefeller Center stop.

Book tickets on the website in advance to guarantee entry. The website also has a downloadable map. There are also a number of audio tours available on the website, covering different themes and eras of art.

When to do it

Open all year round, seven days a week. Closed Monday mornings for members.

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