New York City Sights

MoMA PS1

  • 22–25 Jackson Ave. Map It
  • Long Island City
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's 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, James Turrell, and Pipilotti Rist. Every available corner of the enormous building is used; discover art not only in former classrooms-turned-galleries, but also on the rooftop, in the boiler room, and even in some bathrooms. Also inside the museum is M. Wells Dinette, a café designed to resemble a school classroom, with daily specials listed on the chalkboard and lunch served at your "desk." On summer Saturdays, MoMA PS1 presents "Warm Up," an outdoor dance party series that attracts a hip art-school crowd, held in the courtyard noon–9. Similarly, their "Sunday Sessions" are held on Sundays from fall through spring (hours vary) in the VW Performance Dome and include various artistic installations, scholarly lectures, and special performances.

  • MoMA PS1, Long Isalnd City, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotog/3228748857/">PS1</a> by guillermo varela

Sight Information

Address:

22–25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Queens, New York, 11101, USA

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Phone:

718-784–2084

Website: www.momaps1.org

Sight Details:

  • $10 suggested donation (free with MoMA entrance ticket, within 14 days of visit); Warm Up $18 in advance, $20 at the door; Sunday Sessions $15
  • M. Wells Dinette closed Tues. and Wed.

Published 01/10/2017

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