MoMA Map – Your Guide to the Museum of Modern Art NYC

The Museum of Modern Art is a complex building with six floors of world-class paintings and other modern art pieces. 

It is easy to get lost and sometimes even miss the museum’s masterpieces

If you have booked a guided tour of MoMA, you don’t need to understand the layout of MoMA Museum because a local guide will lead you.

However, if you plan to explore the museum on your own, you should grab the building’s free map and layout plan as soon as you get inside.

Along with the MoMA map, you also get a helpful reference to the interior marvels and their locations.

The MoMA map will also assist you in finding visitor amenities like restrooms, cafes, gift shops, visitor support desks, etc, in addition to the exhibits.

Here is the Museum of Modern Art NYC Map:

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Museum Layout

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has six floors in total with several sublevels.

The total floor area of the museum’s building is 708,000 square feet (65,800 square meters).

The museum also has permanent exhibitions, which are divided into three categories.

These are the three categories of permanent collections with their locations:

  • Collection from the 1800s to the 1940s: Fifth Floor.
  • Collection from 1950s to the 1970s: Fourth Floor.
  • Collection from the 1980s to the present: Second Floor.

Apart from the permanent collection mentioned above, there’s much more to do at MoMA.

We recommend that you download the Moma Map on your mobile or gadgets to access it easily whenever you need it. 

With the MoMA Map PDF on your phone, you can easily navigate the museum building to access your desired portions first.

Floor 1

This floor contains the Museum Store, the Modern Cafe, the Sculpture Garden, the Art Lab, and the Film Centre.

Visitors will also find exhibitions on this floor at 1 North and 1 South Galleries.

Apart from these, the floor also has all-gender restrooms, a checkroom, and wheelchair-accessible pickup and drop.

Visitors can also find the Member Desk, Member Checkroom, and Member Reception.

Exhibitions and their location on this floor:

  • 1 South- Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design (2 September 2023 to 7 July 2024).
  • 1 North- Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner- Spirit Movers (18 November 2023 to 7 April 2024).
  • Gund Garden Lobby: Leslie Thornton’s HANDMADE (4 November 2023 to Spring 2024).
  • Rockefeller Sculpture Garden: YOU ARE HERE Contemporary Art in the Garden ( 1 July 2023 to Spring 2024).

Floor 2

Floor 2 on the map of the MoMA contains the Creativity Lab, the Atrium, a Lounge, a Charging Station, a store, Cafe 2, and 16 rooms – Room 201 to 216.

Rooms 206 to 211 are part of The David Geffen Wing.

Exhibitions on this floor and their location:

  • Rooms 201 to 216: Collection 1970s to present.

Floor 3

The MoMA gallery map for floor 3 shows three galleries apart from all-gender restrooms, a charging station, and a lounge.

The Philip Johnson Galleries are in the North, the Robert B. Menschel Galleries are in the East, and the Edward Steichen Galleries are in the South.

Exhibitions on this floor and their locations:

  • 3 North, Johnson Galleries: Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism (17 September 2023 to 20 January 2024).
  • 3 South, Steichen Galleries: Picasso in Fontainebleau (8 October 2023 to 17 February 2024).
  • 3 East, Menschel Galleries: An-My Le: Between Two Rivers/Giua hai giong song/ Entre deux rivieres (5 November 2023 to 16 March 2024).

Make sure you check out the current exhibitions at MoMA NYC for detailed information. 

Floor 4

You can easily navigate through the 21 rooms on this floor with the help of the MoMA Museum map.

Rooms 408 to 413 are part of the David Geffen Wing, and the David Geffen Galleries are in rooms 401 to 407 and 415 to 421.

Apart from these rooms and galleries, Floor 4 has a Studio, The Marie-Jossie and Henry Kravis Studio. 

Exhibitions on this floor and their locations:

  • Rooms 401 to 421: Collection from 1940s to 1970s.
  • Kravis Studio: Marting Black: Dark Night (until June 2024), Sung Hwan Kim’s Temper Clay (June 8 to July 18, 2024) 

Floor 5

There are 23 rooms on Floor 5 and the MoMA Map will help you navigate through these rooms easily.

Rooms 508 to 515 are part of the David Geffen Wing.

Rooms 501 to 507 and 517 to 523 are The Alfred H Barr, Jr. Galleries.

All-gender restrooms on this floor are in the South.

Exhibitions on this floor and their locations:

  • Rooms 500 to 523: Collections from 1800s to 1940s.

Floor 6

Floor 6 contains all-gender restrooms, Terrace Cafe in the West, and The Stephen and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions. 

Exhibitions on this floor and its location are:

  • The Stephen and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions: ED Ruscha/NOW THEN ( 10 September 2023 to 13 January 2024).

FAQs About MoMA Map

1. How many floors does MoMA have?

The Museum of Modern Art has three floors in total and the three floors have different sublevels.

2. How long does it take to go around the Museum of Modern Art?

Exploring the MoMA takes anywhere from three to five hours. 

The Museum of Modern Art has over 200,000 artworks, over 22,000 films, and over 300,000 possessions in its library and archives.

3. Where is the Museum of Modern Art located?

The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States.

Visitors can reach the MoMA by various modes of transportation such as bus, taxi, and the subway too.

Some of the best Museum of Modern Art tickets are given below:

Museum of Modern Art entry ticket: This is the simplest ticket that provides access to all permanent artworks of the Museum.
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Museum of Modern Art guided tour: Enjoy a guided tour with uninterrupted priority access to all parts of the museum with this ticket.
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Museum of Modern Art Combo ticket: With a combination ticket, gain access to MoMA and another NYC attraction.
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New York City Pass: Visitors with a New York City Pass enjoy discounted access to various attractions within the city, including the Museum of Modern Art.
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