Think all of New York’s great art museums are concentrated on the island of Manhattan? Well, think again. The MoMA PS1 in Queens’ Long Island City neighborhood is one of the country’s leading contemporary art museums.
Getting to the museum from our boutique hotel The MAve in Midtown Manhattan is a breeze using the NYC subway, as it’s only a one-interchange and 20-minute trip from the hotel.
Since its inception in 1971, the MoMA PS1 has been dedicated to showcasing only the most innovative and experimental side of contemporary art. The museum is the world’s largest non-collecting contemporary art institution, which means the works and installation pieces on exhibition at the museum are owned by the artists themselves and not the museum. This makes for a fluid space that continuously evolves as it showcases the works of both renowned and up-and-coming artists.
At any one time there are a number of semi-permanent, long-term exhibitions on display at the museum, as well as several rotating, temporary exhibitions.
The museum is open from 12-6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, but is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The admission fee is on a voluntary basis, but $10 is the suggested donation for adults.
In the summer the museum hosts the Warm Up musical series. This event takes place every Saturday over two months each summer and provides a stage for some of the world’s top DJs to show off their musical creations. The event is hosted in the museum’s central courtyard and is really popular with the city’s hip music fans. Admission is $15 and the event runs from 12-9 p.m.