Forever at the forefront, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is not only devoted to presenting the best in contemporary art, but also to promoting the understanding of modern art and expanding the definition of what is considered "art" in the first place. Whether it's showing you something you've never seen before, or showing you how to see something familiar in a new way, the MoMA is always an eye- and mind-opening experience.
When are the best times to visit? The museum is least crowded right after it opens at 10:30am.
I’m on a budget. Are there free hours? Yes, MoMA is free to visit on Friday nights from 4 to 8pm (the lines are shortest after 6pm). MoMA’s outdoor space, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, is open to the public daily from 9 to 10:15am and features art and sculptures for viewing.
I’m visiting with my child—are there any family-friendly activities? The Art Labs program is a great way to get children excited about creating while they learn tools and techniques used in the art-making process. There are also free talks and tours on weekend mornings for families.
Can I take photos to show my friends? Yes, but please don’t use flash. It damages the paintings.