Viator VIP: Mornings At MoMA - New York City

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Start your day in the heart of New York City with Mornings at MoMA. You will see the Museum's most well loved works in the company of an engaging, knowledgeable guide – all before the Museum opens!

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The only thing better than viewing the greatest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world? Doing so without the crowds. An engaging, professional art historian will guide you on your one-hour tour, so you can see the masterpieces in a quiet, peaceful setting. 

 With your dedicated guide leading the way, your tour will enjoy the Museum's world-famous collection that includes everything from Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon to Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night. And surrealist fans take note: Salvador Dalí's The Persistence of Memory also hangs here. Plus the MoMA building is a destination unto itself: a high-ceilinged, light-filled wonder designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi. 

After the tour, take a breather in the peaceful Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, filled with trees, sculptures, and a reflecting pool; enjoy any of the Museum's special exhibitions and films; and take home a special memento from the MoMA Design Store. The Museum is also home to Terrace 5, a cafe overlooking the Sculpture Garden and The Modern, a two Michelin Star fine dining establishment with a contemporary seasonal American menu.

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Inclusions for Viator VIP: Mornings At MoMA

  • One-hour VIP tour of The Museum of Modern Art
  • Same-day admission ticket to The Museum of Modern Art 
  • Admission to MoMA PS1 for up to 14 days 
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Exclusions for Viator VIP: Mornings At MoMA

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum

Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the Museum

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Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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14 reviews by the users

  • Really enjoyed the private tour, the guide was very informative and an excellent orator. I recommend for this tour for both art novice or art connaisseur!

  • This was one of the best experiences we had in New York. Such a simple, enjoyable way to get a handle on what MOMA is all about. Our guide Petra was incredibly knowledgable but her delivery was easy to understand and interesting. I would definitely sign up a second time, even to see the same incredible art.

  • The tour was great! To be able to have this tour prior to the museum opening allows you to learn about the most famous paintings before the crowds enter. Our guide was very thorough.

  • It was a blessing to be able to see the art without any obstacles. The tour is VERY fast though. The guide is knowledgeable but they move you through quickly.

  • Truly an excellent value. Our guide Midori was great and stayed an extra 30min with the group to finish answering questions. The tour was only 5 people and we had the entire museum to ourselves before it opened to the public. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough and would absolutely do it again - thank you! Brian

  • Vey knowledgeable guide, you beat all the crowds for an hour.

  • What a special day! The MoMA is such an iconic museum and home to some of the world’s best works of art. Being escorted around the empty MoMA with a very knowledgeable guide was truly an exceptional experience. The guide focused on a number of different paintings giving history and perspective without trying to rush us throughout the entire museum. It was nice to be able to actually digest the paintings and view them without being surrounded by a crowd. To stand right in front of Starry Night and actually be able to see it (normally there is a big group of people all trying to get a photo) was really special. After we were allowed to roam around as long as we liked.

  • Just as a good frame enhances a good painting, this tour perfectly frames the MoMa experience. It is so helpful to have a guide who can provide just the right bits of knowledge as you discover and rediscover art pieces throughout the museum. Walking from room to room early morning, it was pleasant and intimate. No crowds, ample picture opportunities, and answers to all the questions your heart desires!

  • Pros -Highly knowledgeable guide that adds historical context to the paintings and brings to life what the artist was attempting to achieve and the paintings’ messages -Being able to stand right up close to the paintings while the guide emphasizes key details was very unique; I have been to the MoMA several times but never had the opportunity to examine the paintings in this much detail and be made aware of the nuances and intricacies (pictures of this attached) -The small group lends itself to discussion and questions allowing for a more interactive and engaging tour -I highly appreciated being able to visit before the museum opening and take in the enormity of the rooms, paintings and tranquility; the MoMA is very special architecturally and being able to enjoy the space without the crowds is very unique (pictures of this attached) Cons -Tour felt a little random and could have been improved by focusing on a particular theme or school or art -The tour runs for one hour and wherever you are when the time is up is where the it ends and as such depending on the guide and number of questions you might not see certain very important pieces; having a bit more structure would be appreciated and this should be communicated upfront that the guide wants to get to at least certain paintings and that time is being monitored Overall takeaway -I would recommend the tour and paying the additional cost as it provides a highly unique and educational experience that would be impossible to get when one visits with general admission -For tourists with limited time this is even more of a reason as you can get a lot of the most important aspects of the MoMA done without crowds and with the benefit of highly knowledgeable guides

  • Spending weekend morning at MoMA is a great experience. The tour starts 1 hour before the museum open to public, it is so nice to get a close look at the masterpieces without the crowds. The introduction of tour is also very useful, our tour guide has explained to us about MoMA's building, how to interpret the paint, history behind them, and also how artists' worked. It's a good art history class, and I'm thinking of registering other Viator VIP events.

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