City Life Org – The Museum of Modern Art launches UNIQLO NYC Nights on March 4
Free admission for New York residents and extended hours on the first Friday of each month
On March 4, 2022, the Museum of Modern Art will launch UNIQLO NYC Nights, offering free admission to residents of New York’s five boroughs on the first Friday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. These first Fridays, all visitors will have extended access to enjoy MoMA’s dynamic collection and must-see temporary exhibitions, while the second-floor cafe and museum shop also stay open late. Free tickets for New Yorkers must be reserved in advance, will be posted on the MoMA website one week before each UNIQLO NYC Night, and are subject to proof of residency. Same-day movie tickets for showings after 4:00 p.m. on the first Friday are also free to New Yorkers and will be available onsite.
“Having had the pleasure of collaborating on this dynamic project since its inception nearly a decade ago, I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue MoMA’s partnership with UNIQLO,” said Sarah Suzuki, Associate Director of the Museum of Modern Art. . “Our work at the Museum with UNIQLO NYC Nights, in the online space with UNIQLO Art for All, and through our UT collaboration offers many ways to bring art to everyone.”
UNIQLO NYC Nights marks a new phase in MoMA and UNIQLO’s nearly decade-long partnership of gallery, digital and retail initiatives that showcase the museum’s collection in unique and accessible ways. The new MoMA opened in 2019 with a reimagined approach to sharing its collection with the public that highlights the affinities and creative frictions produced by displaying painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography together , media, performance, film and works on paper. Since then, a cross-departmental team of curators has worked to continually introduce new artists and works during spring and fall relocations to the 60 galleries on three floors dedicated to the Museum’s extraordinary, dynamic collection.
As part of UNIQLO’s Art for All program, MoMA has produced a series of more than fifty videos available on MoMA’s website and YouTube channel, in which museum staff from all five boroughs, who work together from different ways to achieve MoMA’s mission, share their personal experiences with works of art in the galleries. Current videos feature curatorial, curatorial, membership, safety and visitor engagement staff talking about works such as Tarsila do Amaral’s The Moon (1928), Lady Bug (1957 ) by Joan Mitchell and RSVP I (1977/2003) by Senga Nengudi.
On March 7, UNIQLO and MoMA will launch a new line of unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts that celebrate iconic art from the Museum’s collection, with several works currently on display, including The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh , Claude Monet Water Lilies (1914-26) and The Persistence of Memory (1931) by Salvador Dalí. UNIQLO’s MoMA Art Icons line will be sold in UNIQLO stores worldwide and in museum shops at MoMA and online at store.moma.org.
“We are extremely proud of our sponsorship of Uniqlo NYC Nights, our commitment to the Museum of Modern Art and to the citizens of New York,” said John C Jay, UNIQLO President of Global Creative. “Never before has the inspiration of artists and their art been so important to our lives, our sense of humanity, and our growth as a society. At a time when openness and empathy for differences are paramount to all of us as citizens, MoMA plays a vital role in our ability to see and feel a world much larger than our own.
MoMA is currently open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. are reserved exclusively for members and their guests. All visitors (ages 5 and up) to the Museum of Modern Art and its stores must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization . Visit NYC Key for dosage requirements and timeline details. We continue to require masks for visitors (ages 2+) and staff in all indoor areas of the Museum; free face masks are available.
UNIQLO is MoMA’s proud partner of #ArtForAll.
UNIQLO’s sponsorship of NYC Nights at MoMA reflects UNIQLO’s commitment to designing and making art more accessible to people around the world.