The Museum of Modern Art is at the top of most NYC tourists to-do lists, thanks to its contemporary (and often puzzling) installations. But for the last year, they’ve been attracting a slightly different crowd. MoMa just celebrated the first anniversary of their Quiet Mornings program — where on the first Wednesday morning of every month, the museum transforms into a pop-up meditation studio.
Imagine this at MoMA: Early morning, no crowds, checked phones, and the freedom to wander silently by the Rothko’s, Agnes Martin’s, or just stop to stare at Claude Monet’s monumental Water Lilies. If that’s not enticing enough, you can drop into a meditation space (optional). If this sounds like your cup of art tea, then you’re in luck – MoMA offers “Quiet Mornings” on the first Wednesday of every month (Pro Tip: that’s tomorrow).* * * To make it easy, we put the link to buy tickets in our bio. * * * * @themuseumofmodernart #quietwednesday #quietwednesdays #mindfullnessmorning #thesilentarttreatment #momaquietmornings
To say the Quiet Morning sessions are the perfect way to start your day would be a massive understatement. Not only do you get to enjoy a meditation session in the peaceful MoMa garden, you get a full hour to take in museum’s amazing art before the crowds arrive. Meditation and Monet, what more could you want (apart from maybe a muffin and mocha afterwards!) They’re not any old meditation sessions either — they’re full mind-body experiences integrating breath, sound and music.
The next MoMa Quiet Mornings session is on Wednesday 1 November from 7:30 am-9:30 am. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for full-time students with a current ID and free for kids. MoMA members also get free admission and can bring guests for just $5. You can find out more about MoMA Quiet Mornings here.
Want to have yourself a Quiet Morning on the West coast? You’re in luck, because LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is getting a Quiet Mornings pop-up in November. You can keep up with the latest details here.