Fodor's Expert Review The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Midtown West Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Museum of Modern Art, Midtown, New York City, New York, USA

Housing one of the world's finest collections of modern art, the MoMA is renowned for its permanent exhibits, which include masterpieces by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and Dalí, as well as its first-rate—and highly buzzed-about—multimedia exhibitions. Located north of Rockefeller Center on West 53rd Street, the MoMA's current building design features a maze of glass walkways to permit art viewing from many angles; a high-end restaurant and bar, The Modern; and a cinema that offers curated international film selections and talks.

The museum spans six levels, and it's best to explore from top to bottom, ending on Level 1 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Designed by Philip Johnson, it features Barnett Newman's Broken Obelisk (1962–69) and a reflecting pool and trees. Plans for an expansion into the space next door (the former American Folk Art Museum, which has relocated near Lincoln Center) include additional gallery space, an expanded lobby, and the... READ MORE

Housing one of the world's finest collections of modern art, the MoMA is renowned for its permanent exhibits, which include masterpieces by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and Dalí, as well as its first-rate—and highly buzzed-about—multimedia exhibitions. Located north of Rockefeller Center on West 53rd Street, the MoMA's current building design features a maze of glass walkways to permit art viewing from many angles; a high-end restaurant and bar, The Modern; and a cinema that offers curated international film selections and talks.

The museum spans six levels, and it's best to explore from top to bottom, ending on Level 1 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Designed by Philip Johnson, it features Barnett Newman's Broken Obelisk (1962–69) and a reflecting pool and trees. Plans for an expansion into the space next door (the former American Folk Art Museum, which has relocated near Lincoln Center) include additional gallery space, an expanded lobby, and the opening of its entire first floor, including the sculpture garden, as a free public space. Construction completion is expected in late 2019. Entry is free on Friday 4–8 pm, but expect long lines.

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Quick Facts

11 W. 53rd St.
New York, New York  10019, USA

212-708–9400

www.moma.org

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