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Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm
Closed Wednesday 

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. 


1000 Fifth Avenue
at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028

Masks are strongly recommended.

Planning to visit Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty or Van Gogh’s Cypresses?
You must join the virtual exhibition queue once inside the Museum. No advance or timed tickets required. Access is first come, first served and subject to capacity limitations. Bags larger than 11 x 17 x 5 in (28 x 43 x 13 cm), all backpacks, strollers, and liquids are not permitted in these exhibitions. Free bag and coat check is available. Stroller parking is available adjacent to each exhibition.

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The Ancient Near Eastern and Cypriot Art galleries, the European Paintings (1250–1800) galleries, and The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing are closed for renovation.  See a list of currently closed galleries.

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