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MoMA PS1

  • 22–25 Jackson Ave. Map It
  • Long Island City
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  • 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

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 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 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 in the Dome and include various artistic installations, scholarly lectures, and special performances.

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
  • Thurs.–Mon. noon–6
  • M. Wells Dinette closed Tues. and Wed.

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