This was a highlight of our trip last month. I've always loved Van Gogh and never miss a chance to see his work. This exhibit includes loaned work from the fabulous Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and elsewhere, and it's the first time thse works have been seen in one place, so it's a real treat for art lovers. Even unsophisticated ones like me. The show was everything we hoped for. Since we were among the first dozen peoples in the museum it was uncrowded at first but filled up quickly. This exhibit was definitely a hot attraction.
They issue first-come, first-served timed entry passes. We got to the museum and hour before it opened to be sure of admission to the exhibition. We already had our museum tickets via the New York Pass.
The proceedings were a bit disorganized due to lack of signage. Dozens of people waited in the wrong lines. Staffers patiently explained over and over and got them sorted, which would be less necessary if MOMA would clearly post which is which. Fortunately, the lobby opens an hour before the museum proper so at least you aren't in the weather.
The coat check line opens about 2 minutes before the museum, and their (unenforced) policy is that no backpacks, large umbrellas or heavy coats are permitted. So a LOT of people waited in line for their tickets and then in another long and slow-moving line to check their articles, only to find that the staff waived anyone with a backpack through. MOMA should open the coat check at leat 15 minutes beore the museum.
I agree with earlier posters that the space itself lacks originality or charm. All that aside, the museum was amazing the chance to see these masterpieces in one place very memorable.
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