One of the things I did not get to do last time in New York was visit the Museum of Modern Art, or MOMA. I can’t say it was actually very high on my list of places to visit but boyfriend thought it was worth a look so we went. But MOMA costs $25 each which is a lot! However, they have a free Friday night offer which, strangely, is sponsored by Uniqlo. I was hoping that meant we would get given free clothes, but obviously not.
It was pouring with rain when we arrived and we were pretty soaked and added to the general chaos of the foyer. There were groups of people loitering around inside, presumably sheltering from the rain, and a giant queue. Thankfully the queue was for the cloak room and we were just handed a free ticket straight away. And, after the customary bag check, we headed upstairs to see the art.
Or rather look at the backs of people’s heads! It was extremely busy, to the point where we wondered if they were breaking fire safety rules! It definitely undermined my enjoyment of the gallery. It was hot and loud and hard to see things.
The free Friday night starts at 4pm (until 8pm) and I think you would be pretty pissed off if you paid the $25 at 3:30pm and then the place still got overrun with soggy tourists.