Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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11 West 53 Street (between 5th + 6th avenues), New York, NY, USA - (212)-708-9400

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York Reviews

jas2011 jas2011
2 reviews
For All Art Lovers! Jun 18, 2011
The interior of the museum is amazing - the spiral effect runs throughout. There are roughly 6 floors of art, a lot of art pieces to view but also spacious. You do not feel congested at all. The shop have a variety of affordable gifts to purchase. Overall I had a nice experience.
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88 reviews
Art for Everyone Feb 11, 2010
People either love or hate modern art ; however, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City offers something for everyone.

The six floors of MoMA house all types of modern art including anything from the French impressionalists to very modern art that may not suit all tastes. I especially like the architecture of the building from the moment you enter. The glass lobby and open spaces present a challenge to fill and generally there is unusual art (and a helicopter!) hanging from the ceiling.

Upper floors include one of my favorites--photography--along with special exhibitions. The various exhibits can be very diverse as on my latest visit, I saw anything from a Monet exhibition to the early animation/cartoons of film director Tim Burton.

The permanent collection of the museum also includes some incredible artwork which I always try to see. Anything from Andy Warhol paintings to Giacometti sculptures are on display. If the weather is nice, be sure to visit the MoMA sculpture garden on the ground floor where additional artwork can be viewed and amazing apartments are looking down at you.

A couple of cafes are scattered throughout the museum. I especially like having a drink in the fifth floor cafe as the view of the sculpture garden is spectacular. Some of the tables, though, are not for those afraid of heights.

Next door to the museum and across the street is the MoMA Design Store which focuses on well-designed products from around the world. Anything from wine glasses that sit at an angle to very artistic Christmas cards are available. I had to laugh that the clocks found in Swiss train stations are one of the products for sale. It's fun to just browse.

Even if you are not a fan of modern art, MoMA is definitely worth a visit. One thing to keep in mind is the admission is expensive at $20.00 per person. The best time to visit is on Friday evenings as U.S. retailer, Target, sponsors free Friday nights. Lines form early for the tickets as limited free admissions are available. It makes for a great evening.

Also, beware of checking any bags or coats as I have seen the coat check line take as much as an hour.

No matter what your taste in art, a visit to New York City should include MoMA. There is always something that is worth seeing.
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oldschoolbill says:
I will go the next time I get to the BIG APPLE Thanks
Posted on: Feb 11, 2010
kag2110 kag2110
5 reviews
Always changing and FREE on Fridays :-) Jan 30, 2009
MOMA is a great museum with many interesting exhibits. Some of my personal favorites are the Monet waterfalls exhibit and the modern objects room.

The museum has several floors and can take more than one trip to see everything. However, this isn't a problem if you go on Friday nights where you can get in for free from 5-7. The line can be a bit long but usually moves fast and is worth the wait.
wade5000 wade5000
6 reviews
Cool museum with awesome art Feb 27, 2009
I went here on February 26, 2009. I forgot my student ID and had to pay regular adult admission ($20) instead of the student rate ($12). I enjoyed seeing the artwork and observing the reactions of the other attendees' reaction to the art.
binky binky
57 reviews
Nov 14, 2007
MOMA or the Museum of Modern Art is identified as one of the most influential museums of modern art in the world. Built in 1929 MOMA was created as an educational institution for modern art.

MOMA is located in Midtown at 11 West 53rd Street and is open from 10:30 – 5:30 everyday except Friday in which the hours are 5:30 – 8:00. Also on Friday the Museum is free to the public from 4:00 – 8:00. Be prepared for long lines and dress warmly during the winter. The museum is open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas and the rates are $20 for adults and $12 for students. If you are 16 and under you are in luck as it is free. Yippee!

I have to be honest; I am not a huge fan of modern art as I tend to like the Italian and Flemish old master painters. I find some modern art to be confusing if not just plain odd or too simplistic, but art is objective, so there you go! I do however enjoy many of the exhibits that have been there including Dali and Seurat, both amazing artists. I also never tire of seeing Starry Night by Van Gogh, brilliant.

Whatever your opinion is on modern art, there is something to see for everyone and is well worth going on Friday night when it is free if you can withstand the crowds.
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opmgirl opmgirl
1 reviews
Jun 09, 2007
this is the best art gallery you can go, i love the place, always full of new and exciting art on the lower floors followed by product design, prints and even architecture design. The upper floors are filled with all the famous paintings even a novice would know, its amazing to see then in real life, and they let you photograph them too!! :D

i'd definately reccomend this place to visit even if you aren't too big on art, you wont find it boring! (and its waaay better than the guggenheim, that place sucks!)
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Nick Nick
7 reviews
Feb 22, 2006
This wonderful museum was completely remodeled over a year ago. Very modern and simple, the whole museum is dressed in white. With sensored sliding glass doors between exhibits, to comfy leather benches, this museum has it all. The artwork consists of a wide range of types: from a thin, pink tube of light in the corner of a wall, to a wall of different campbells soup cans, to Van Gogh's "The Starry Night," this museum has something for everyone. Museum HoursSaturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Monday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Tuesday closedWednesday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Friday 10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Closed on Christmas day and Thanksgiving day
Van Gogh's "The Starry Night"
cake? hmmm
s7truong s7truong
15 reviews
Nov 14, 2005
I finally went to the NYC MOMA. After visiting the

Metropolitan Museum of Art several times, I didn't expect the MOMA to

be much different. Boy, was I wrong. First, I was fortunate to be at

the doorsteps of the MOMA on Friday at 5:30, the only time of the week

when the admission is free. So, not having plans until later that

night, I decided to stroll in. Since there is so much to write about to

describe this museum (the selection of pieces, the decor, history,

etc.), I'll only write about one memory.

In one room of the MOMA stood forty tall speakers.

Each speaker emitted the voice of a choir member, and together, the

speakers made up a forty-person choir. You were able to put your ear

close up to each speaker, as if you were adjacent to a live singer. Or,

you could sit in the chairs in the middle and absorb the artist's work

as a whole. While most of the pieces at the MOMA are dark (it is modern

art), this inspired.
kevinw83 says:
love that copy paste magic.
Posted on: Jan 28, 2006
Eric says:
Sounds like a cool exhibit. I went to a similar "sound room" at a museum in Seattle, except all the speakers/sounds were computer generated. The choir sounds more interesting though.
Posted on: Jan 28, 2006

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