MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Visitors Essentials

Everything you need to plan your visit to the Museum of Modern Art

People walk into the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on April 11, 2013 in New York City. MoMA announced yesterday that it will demolish the former Museum of American Folk Art, a building it purchased in 2011. The building, with a bronze sculptural facade, was architectonically acclaimed. MoMA says it needs to demolish the building in order to enlarge its own facilities.
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Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, MoMA is home to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts. The impressive permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art features many famous works of art, and ever-changing special exhibitions ensure that even repeat visitors won't get bored.

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    Wondering how to get to MoMA? The Museum of Modern Art is located in midtown Manhattan, and we've put together a helpful page with directions and admission information, as well as information about MoMA's history.

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    The Museum of Modern Art is a popular museum in New York City, and understandably so. With so much great art, the museum can be a bit overwhelming. Make the most of your visit to this great spot with our first-hand tips and advice.

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    A modern art museum might not be the first place you think of visiting with your children, but think again -- the Museum of Modern Art staff have put together an amazing array of resources to make visiting the MoMA with your kids a pleasant and rewarding experience.

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    MoMA offers a variety of tours to enhance your visit:

    Gallery conversations: These are offered Monday-Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meet in 2nd-floor atrium.

    Free audio toursAccess to MoMA's Audio Tours are free with admission and available both on their portable players and through your iPod Touch, iPhone or other Wi-fi accessible device. You can also enjoy MoMA audio guides before you visit on their website.

    Private tours before and after opening hours: Avoid the crowds and experience MoMA when it's not open to the public. This includes a one-hour private tour and museum admission.

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    Want to make the most of your time at the MoMA? Print out a copy of MoMA's floor plan/information brochure before you arrive.