Frequently Asked Questions


Is the Museum interested in acquiring works of art or accepting proposals for exhibitions?
It is the Museum’s policy to not accept unsolicited submissions. Any materials submitted to MOBIA will not be returned to sender. We appreciate your interest and your understanding on this point.

Are bags and backpacks allowed in the Museum?
Small bags and purses are allowed in the Museum. Backpacks and large items will need to be checked into the coatroom. The Museum is not responsible for items held by the coatroom.

Are baby strollers permitted in the Museum?
Due to the size of our venue, only umbrella-type strollers can be accommodated within the Museum. For the safety of Museum visitors and the works of art, stroller access may be restricted in certain exhibitions or galleries without prior notice.

Can I use a credit card to pay for merchandise? 

Yes. The Museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Is there a place to park my car near the Museum?
Yes, there are two parking garages located within a few blocks of the Museum. Please call the garages for current rates.

Icon Prior Parking:
40-50 W. 61st Street (between Columbus Avenue and Broadway);
Telephone: (212) 245-9594

World Parking Garage (valet parking):
1 Central Park West on W. 61st Street between Broadway and Central Park West (located in the Trump International Hotel & Tower, One Central Park West);
Telephone: (212) 265-4199

Is photography permitted in the Museum?
While photography is generally allowed without flash, photography is prohibited for some exhibitions.

Is the Museum wheelchair accessible? What other services are offered for visitors with special needs?
Yes, the Museum of Biblical Art is fully accessible to visitors with special physical needs. All public areas at MOBIA are accessible by elevators. We also offer large print labels for the visually impaired.

Where can I retrieve or submit a lost item?
Found items are turned over to the Visitor Services Desk. Visitors who have lost items at the Museum of Biblical Art should call (212) 408-1500.

Does MOBIA offer an audio guide?
The Museum of Biblical Art  provides audio guides free of charge.

Do you rent any spaces for private events?
Yes. Our special event space, which looks through an elegant Fox and Fowle-designed glass pavilion across Broadway to Robert A.M. Stern’s new luxury residential building, Fifteen Central Park West, can accommodate up to 50 people for an elegant seated dinner, or up to 90 people for cocktails. Like our 2,900-square-foot gallery, our 1,200-square-foot special event space was designed by the noted architectural firm that transformed the New York Neue Galerie, Selldorf Architects. For more information, please contact Brittany Daulton, Assistant to the Director/Events Coordinator, at (212) 408-1536 or