Admire the beauty of the human mind at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY. The MoMA is an artistic haven that celebrates the true meaning of Modernism. With its vast collection of artworks, it is appreciated worldwide by art aficionados, creative advocates and young, budding artists alike. If you’re visiting NYC for a team-building corporate seminar or are planning a day trip for your art class, National Charter Bus can arrange transportation for your group, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today at 718-233-4974 to streamline your travel plans to this avant-garde paradise.
Thinking of heading to the famed Museum of Modern Art in New York City? National Charter Bus makes it easy to travel to the museum and around the city with your group. We book charter buses of all sizes, capable of accommodating any group, regardless of their needs. Our 24-hour team is available at 718-233-4974 to help with all of your NYC group transportation needs. Give us a call today to see how we can help with your trip to the MoMA!
MoMA was established back in 1929 by a group known as “The Daring Ladies.” This operation was spearheaded by Abby Rockefeller, an avid collector of Modern and Folk Art. She joined forces with two other friends who were also interested in the various facets of the Modernist movement and together they decided to house their personal art collections under one roof. At the time, this was the only museum in America that was devoted exclusively to contemporary art and the first to showcase European Modernism. From a single modest quarter containing six galleries, MoMA flourished to an enormous 175,000 square-feet space housed on six floors, as of 2019.
Every year, the average number of visitors attending this renowned gallery is around 2.5 million. Since it is a place that holds dear memories for the earlier generations, while also being a beacon of knowledge for the youth, it is brimming to capacity every single day of the week. With several discounts being offered for guided group tours, booking group transportation with National Charter Bus is the way to go. A private charter bus allows you to travel together with your crowd - whether it’s for a corporate event, college tour, or family reunion all while avoiding the hassle of parking and getting lost amidst the throng of museum-goers. At the same time, traveling in an organized group setting also allows faster access to the hottest museum exhibitions, film series, and performance programs.
For before- and after-hours tours, corporate clients are the most popular audience. Book a large 55-passenger charter bus to comfortably seat every VIP. Style and elegance are important factors of the bus, from the sleek metallic exterior to the climate-controlled interior. With the clear PA system, your corporate groups will be well-informed throughout the trip. For smaller groups, such as Fine Art majors on a class trip, the 18-passenger minibus is the perfect option. The free onboard WiFi will ensure that each student can study on the bus or research their favorite artworks before arriving at the museum. For any groups in-between, the 25-passenger bus rental is the ideal model. Witness a comprehensive collection of art at the MoMA with National Charter Bus. Call us today at 718-233-4974 for a free, no-obligation quote.
The MoMA plays an important role in developing and extending their outreach of Modernist Art. It is regarded as one of the largest and most influential museums in the world for this particular movement. It currently has an evolving collection of around 200,000 works of Modern and contemporary art with over 80,000 works currently available on their website. This includes categories such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, architecture, design, books, films, electronic media and more. A few distinguished artists whose creations are often displayed include Salvador Dalí, Paul Gauguin, Roy Lichtenstein, and Frida Kahlo.
The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books, over 1000 periodical titles, exhibition catalogs and over 40,000 files of ephemera on artists, while the media collection consists of 22,000 films and 4 million film stills.
The MoMA has two locations: the main museum in Midtown Manhattan and a secondary building, known as the MoMA PS1 in the neighborhood of Queens. MoMA PS1’s main function is to bring together artists and the general public under one meeting space, while encouraging the understanding of Contemporary Art.
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Hours of Operation:
The MoMA is open 7 days a week from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:00 pm on Fridays. MoMA PS1 is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and operates from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm every other day of the week. Member Early Hours are from 9:30 am till 10:30 am.
Price and Discounts:
Generally, tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors (65 and over), $14 for students (ID required) and free for children under the age of 16. Every Friday, on behalf of UNIQLO, admission is free for all visitors from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Other discounts can be found here.
In comparison to the main museum, tickets over here are slightly cheaper: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children under the age of 16. In addition, admission is free for all NYC residents. Buy your museum tickets here or sign up to be a member.
When traveling in small or large groups with National Charter Bus, one of the perks of group transportation are the discounted rates offered at MoMA. If your party includes 10 or more people, you’re eligible for group reservations and can skip the long lines. There are several types of tours available for groups. Popular options include the guided tours, 60-minute tours and before- and after-hours tours.
In the case of guided tours, professional art historians, college professors or MoMA lecturers are available to provide tours of the museum’s collection. National Charter Bus can coordinate pickups and drop-offs for art students from their accredited institutions, so every student has the chance to see incredible paintings in the flesh. The spacious cabin space on board can safely store every aspiring artist’s paint supplies, sketchbooks, and stationary ensuring maximum ease and comfort.
For families interested in learning more about the world of art, the 60-minute tours are the best option to see the museum on their own time. In addition, the 24/7 transportation service offered by National Charter Bus means that the 60-minute tour can happen at any time.
Moreover, for an exclusive experience in the museum without the panic caused by crowds, the before- and after-hours tours are an amazing option. These tours are catered towards corporate groups to entertain a large number of clients and take place from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, and 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Browse through the various bus options and book a charter bus large enough to fit your party. The driver on board will ensure a timely pickup and drop-off for early mornings and late evenings respectively.
Exhibition and events at MoMA and MoMA PS1:
Both locations are always hosting a series of exhibitions, films and performances for the public to appreciate. Must-see, ongoing exhibitions include the works of artists from the 1880s to the 1950s and a gripping display of Immigration and American culture, while newer ones include Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, The Value of Good Design and a series of artworks by Simone Fattal. View ongoing performance programs and film series here.
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