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Museum of Modern Art

A space that ‘fuels creativity, ignites minds and provides inspiration’, New York’s Museum of Modern Art – or MoMA – is one of the most respected and popular galleries in the world.
Initially founded as an educational institute, it remains a place of learning but now incorporates research, preservation, display and entertainment into its mission statement to be the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
The permanent collection is spectacular. Photography, film, paintings, drawings, illustrations, sculptures, designs, prints, books and architectural plans – its range seems limitless. Beautifully and sympathetically exhibited, it’s easy to lose a day wandering and following your thoughts.
Temporary exhibitions are varied and creative. From artist retrospectives to in depth explorations of left field topics, the calendar is packed with enough choice to appeal to most art lovers most of the time.
If the art feast leaves you hungry, The Modern is MoMA’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant or you could sample one of the cafés hosted by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.



Eat & Drink

Museum of Modern Art

The Modern

Simply sensational, this restaurant is riddled with awards including a much coveted Michelin Star. Chefs Gabriel Kreuther and Marc Aumont have created one of the best menus that we’ve come across – it may not be cheap but you really do get what you pay for. This is elegant fine dining at its best, and everything from the table bread to table service is five-star. You won’t be disappointed, nor will your date.

Lunch: Monday–Friday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday–Thursday, 5:30–10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30–11:30 p.m.

Reservations: (212) 333 1220

Museum of Modern Art

Cafe 2

This café is of the highest standard, the food is seasonal and fresh, and everything is prepared in view of the customers by a capable and confident kitchen. It’s the MoMA’s most casual eatery with long communal tables and easy, quick food. It is a little pricey but the quality justifies this slight inconvenience. We recommend eating here to hastily refuel before continuing on your museum path.

Monday 11.00 – 17.00
Wednesday – Thursday 11.00 – 17.00
Friday 11.00 – 19.30
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 – 17.00

Museum of Modern Art

Terrace 5

As always at the MoMA, we were very impressed with Terrace 5. Everything from the cool, edgy, modern design and professional staff, to the great cocktails, à la carte menu, and stunning deserts were at a high-end standard and available at affordable prices. If the weather allows we suggest sitting on the outdoor terrace, and taking in the views of New York and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Monday 11.00 – 17.00
Wednesday – Thursday 11.00 – 17.00
Friday 11.00 – 19.30
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 – 17.00


Museum of Modern Art

MoMA Design and Book Store

The MoMA’s three shops set a benchmark for all museums. The design store sells objects from the museum’s collection and other masterpieces of modern design, while the bookstore provides an ideal peaceful environment for finding your perfect art or design publication. The Design and Book Store has the best of both and more, including prints and reproductions.

Destination Ranking

  • 2 Overall
    • 3 Exhibitions & Programming
    • 43 Architecture & Spatial Design
    • 3 Eat & Drink
    • 2 Shop
    • 2 Digital Experience

General information


Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York




00 1 212 708 9400

Opening Hours

Monday 10.30 – 17.30
Wednesday – Thursday 10.30 – 17.30
Friday 10.30 – 20.00
Saturday – Sunday 10.30 – 17.30

General Admission

$ 25

Getting There

Subway: 5 Av/53 St (E, M), 57 St (F), 7 Av (B, D, E)

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