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MoMA PS1 Review

A pioneer in the "alternative-space" movement, PS1 rose from the ruins of an abandoned school in 1976 as a sort of community arts center for the future. MoMA PS1 focuses on the work of currently active experimental and innovative artists. Long-term installations include work by Sol LeWitt and Pipilotti Rist. Every available corner of the enormous 100-room building is used; discover art not only in galleries but also on the rooftop, in the boiler room, and even in some bathrooms. Also inside the museum is M. Wells Dinette, a cafe designed to resemble a school classroom, with daily specials lining the chalkboard and lunch served at your "desk."On summer Saturdays, MoMA PS1 presents "Warm Up", an outdoor dance party series attracting a hip art-school crowd that's held in the courtyard from noon–9. Similarly, their "Sunday Sessions" are held in the Dome and feature various artistic installations, scholarly lectures, and special performances.

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  • Address: 22–25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave. Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101 | Map It
  • Phone: 718/784–2084
  • Cost: $10, free with MoMA entrance ticket (within 14 days of visit); Warm Up admission $15 in advance, $18 at the door
  • Hours: Thurs.–Mon. noon–6
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  • Subway: 7 to Court Sq.; E, M to Court Square–23 St.; G to 21st St.
  • Location: Queens
Updated: 02-20-2014

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    P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Review

    The best part of P.S.1 is how they managed to take a neglected elementary school and turn it into a unique art space. (P.S. = Public School). The downside is that unless are you are huge fan of Contemporary Art, it might not be worth your time to visit if you are only in NYC for a few days.

    by AListNYC, 2/10/10

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