MoMA Enacts Timed Tickets for ‘Picasso Sculpture’ Exhibit

Chair, (1961). (Photo: © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Chair, (1961). (Photo: © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

If you’ve been meaning to make it to MoMA to check out “Picasso Sculpture,” you’ll need to plan ahead starting next week. Beginning November 10, MoMA is requiring visitors to purchase timed entrance tickets for the five-month exhibit, which opened September 14.

This isn’t the first time MoMA has implemented timed ticketing. Over the past seven years, the Tim Burton, Van Gogh, Bjork and two Matisse exhibits have also required viewers to enter at a particular time.

The timed tickets can be purchased online for the same cost as general admission ($26.50). The museum will also have a limited number of tickets available on the same day. The ticket allows visitors to arrive to the exhibit anytime during the half hour they select online.

The museum believes that traffic will increase for the exhibit throughout the holiday season perhaps because this is the largest display of Pablo Picasso’s work in the U.S. in almost a century. Paul Jackson, a spokesperson for the museum says that the exhibit has been averaging 6,000 viewers per day so far.

“Timed ticketing for Picasso Sculpture will ensure a comfortable viewing experience for our guests,” Meagan Johnson, Director of Membership and Visitor Services said in a press release.

MoMA Enacts Timed Tickets for ‘Picasso Sculpture’ Exhibit