Night at the Museum: Visit MOMA After-Hours to See the Matisse Cut-Outs This Weekend

Memory of Oceania, Henri Matisse c/o MOMA

This weekend is the last chance to see the Museum of Modern Art’s Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, and because of the popularity of the exhibit’s extreme popularity, MOMA has extended not only the length of the exhibit till the 10th of February (it was supposed to close on the 8th), but it will also be open around the clock over the weekend. Yes, that’s right: If you want to stop by MOMA at 3am and live out a modern art version of your Mixed Up Filed of Mrs. Baseil E. Frankweiler-fantasies, you can.

The exhibition, which has attracted half a million visitors to MOMA, requires timed tickets for entry, and the museum (and me!) recommends that you purchase your tickets in advance. And if you’re buying tickets for an after-hours experience with Matisse, tickets are only $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for full-time students, because, no, you will not just get to wander around the whole museum. Regular ticket prices apply during the general admission hours this weekend, but museum-going bargain-hunters can also take advantage of tomorrow night’s free Friday event (4-8pm), during which advance tickets for the Matisse are not available, so you can get them upon arrival.

For more information about the exhibit visit MOMA’s website, and for advance tickets, click here.

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