MoMA New York tickets: how to book and what to see

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MOMA NEW YORK TICKETS: HOW TO BOOK THE ENTRANCE AND WHAT TO SEE

MoMA New York tickets, how to book admission to the world’s most famous museum of modern art and how to organize your visit.

If you visit New York, you cannot miss MoMA, a paradise for those who love art in all its forms.
From the works of Van Gogh to those of Andy Warhol passing through the masterpieces of Pablo Picasso, without forgetting the design works. Here you will spend the most beautiful hours you have ever spent in a museum.

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The MoMA was inaugurated in 1929 by an idea of a group of New York women known as “The Ladies”.
They were Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan, who made it their head to create a museum that was the reference point for American artists first and then the world.
They probably did not imagine that their project could turn into one of the most important museums in the world.

New York’s MoMA was initially located on the twelfth floor of Manhattan’s Heckscher Building, but today it is located on 53rd Street and it was President Roosevelt who inaugurated it in 1939.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR MOMA IN NEW YORK

Tickets for MoMa New York can be purchased in 2 ways:

1 – at the museum ticket office, but you may have to queue to enter.

2 – by booking the skip the line ticket from the page The Museum Of Modern Art: Skip The Line

Keep in mind that admission is free on Friday afternoon from 17.30 until 21, causing even more visitors to enter.
I always recommend booking in order not to have endless files.

The ticket also allows you to visit the MoMA PS1, the museum’s detached location in Long Island City, Queens.

WHAT TO SEE AT NEW YORK MOMA

MoMA offers the opportunity to admire a collection of works of art unique in the world that embraces practically all expressive possibilities.
From paintings to sculptures, from drawings to design and even cinema, at MoMA you can breathe art and creativity in every room.
However, there are some essential works that cannot be missed before leaving the museum.

These are five masterpieces in the history of art by Van Gogh, Picasso, Rousseau, Dalì and Jasper Johns that you absolutely must admire.
The list of these unmissable works of MoMA can be read in the post MoMA artworks: 5 works to see, where you will also find the description and images to identify them.

TIMETABLES OF MOMA NEW YORK

The MoMA is open every day from 10.30 to 17.30, with extended hours on the first Thursday of the month and on Friday until 21.00.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas

HOW TO GET TO MOMA IN NEW YORK

MoMA is located in Midtown.
The closest stop is 5th avenue-53rd street, served by metro lines E and V.

THE MOMA PS1

The MoMA PS1 is the detached headquarters of the MoMA and is located in Queens.

The name PS1 derives from the fact that originally there was a school (“PS1” stands for “Public School One”) which, after a period of abandonment, the MoMA used to make it a center of art oriented to the most innovative and avant-garde works.

Every summer at the MoMA PS1 the musical event called Warm Up is organized, a kind of famous multisensory party that attracts miles of visitors.
In addition, every year it organizes the Young Architect Program, reserved for young architects who presenting their proposals in the courtyard of the MoMA PS1 and the winner will carry out their project as a setting for the Warm Up in the following summer.

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THE RENEWAL OF THE NEW YORK MOMA

In the fall of 2019, after four months of closure, the New York MoMA reopened with a new layout and new spaces.
The exhibition area has been expanded by almost 3700 square meters, allowing MoMA to show 2,400 works simultaneously (about 1,500 more than before).
The renewal of the spaces was necessary due to the large influx of visitors who flock to the MoMA every day and made it difficult to locate and view the works.

Indeed, the greatest innovation did not concern the spaces but the setting.
MoMA has created a path in which works from different eras and places are located side by side, creating the possibility of making comparisons and connections previously unthinkable.

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