New York is one of the favorite tourist destinations of any traveler. It is an explosion for the senses, where you delight in colors, lights, modernism, the bustle of the city and even the flavors that make it emblematic.

New York has spaces for a rich cultural life that not only boasts of showing the best of the whole world. Today we are going to talk to you about one of the most important museums, the MoMa New York. We will tell you everything you need to know about it and why you have to visit it.

What does the word MoMA mean?

The acronym MoMa refers to the acronym of the name of the museum in English, which is Museum of Modern Art (Museum of Modern Art).

What can be seen at MoMA?

The Museum of Modern Art New York opened its doors to the public on November 7, 1929. Created and financed by different philanthropists, it is a place that brings together some of the most important works of ancient and modern art in the world.

It has a building that in itself is an architectural jewel, so the visit allows you to see a wide variety of artistic manifestations, both national and international.

The concept grew so much that apart from the original headquarters (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), a new one called MoMa PS1 was created, which today is the only one open to the public, as the museum is undergoing renovations and improvements from June to October 21 of the current year.

What is there to see at MoMA?

The building in improvements has six floors and hundreds of exhibitions distributed by years and art stage. Among the artists that you can find here are Dali, Van Gogh or Picasso, so you must make the tour conscientiously.

For this reason, we are going to list some of the works that you have to see at the MoMa New York Museum.

1. The Bather, by Cezanne

The 1885 work is an oil painting by the famous painter, showing a retrospective young man emerging from a deserted landscape. It combines both traditional and modern techniques and you can find it on the 5th floor of the museum, gallery 1.

2. The seed of Aeroi, by Gauguin

One of the works taken from Gauguin’s tour of Tahiti, influenced by the colors and light of the place. It is also located in gallery 1 on the 5th floor.

3. The Starry Night, by Van Gogh

One of the key pieces in the museum’s collection. It is an emblematic work of this famous painter and reflects a turbulent starry night from the mental asylum where he was. This jewel rests in gallery 1 on the 5th floor.

4. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, by Picasso

An excellent piece that dares to break with tradition, it shows five naked prostitutes through a work of perspectives and shapes. It is just one of the many works by the artist that are in the museum, so you can follow his career and evolution.

You can locate it in gallery 2 on the 5th floor

5. Dance, by Matisse

A work made by Henri Matisse to honor the rhythm and life that dance represents for him. The work has a second part that rests in the Hermitage Museum, while the first version can be found in gallery 6.

6. Monet’s Water Lilies

This work, featuring a Japanese-style pond filled with lilies, rests in gallery 9 and has an equally large counterpart on the opposite wall of the museum.

7. The Persistence of Memory, by Dalí

This work of surrealism by Dalí shows a peculiar perspective of time and its passage. With melting clocks and an allusion to Dalí’s own profile through a piece of meat, it is one of the most representative works of the painter and that you can enjoy in gallery 12.

8. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans

Located on the 4th floor, gallery 19, it is one of the most important works of pop art, and a sample of the museum’s modernism. The artist, trusting in the idea that art should be and represent everyone, uses symbols of the common American family as inspiration.

What are the most famous works of the MOMA?

Among the most famous works to enjoy at the MoMa Museum in New York, the following stand out:

  1. The Starry Night, by Van Gogh
  2. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, by Picasso
  3. The Water Lilies, by Monet
  4. The Persistence of Memory, by Dalí
  5. The Lovers by Magritte
  6. I and the village, by Chagall
  7. Woman before the mirror, by Picasso
  8. Fulang Chang and I, by Frida Kahlo
  9. The love song, by Chirico

How much does admission to MoMA cost?

Admission to MoMa New York is USD 25 for adults, while for students with identification it is USD 14. Adults 65 and older pay $18 and children under 16 are free.

While at MoMa PS1, costs are $10 for adults, $5 for adults 65 and older and students, while those under 16 are free.

MoMa Hours

If you want to know about MoMa schedules, we remind you that the museum’s main headquarters is currently closed to the public until October 21, when the reopening will take place after the remodeling.

Meanwhile, MoMa PS1 is open from 12:00 to 18:00, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday, when it is closed. On Saturdays it is open until 21:00 for the Warn Up activity, for which you must buy a separate ticket.

What day is admission to MoMA free?

To visit the MoMa Museum for free, you must go on Fridays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., thanks to the sponsorship of the UNIQLO store. However, this option is not currently in force due to the remodeling of the museum. Meanwhile, apply this same rule for MoMa PS1.



The artistic life of the Big Apple has a privileged place to be, and it is MoMA New York (Museum of Modern Art New York), one of the largest museums in the country and one of the most important in the world, which you cannot miss in your next trip to New York.


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