PS1 Contemporary Art Center

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Fee: Suggested $10

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. 12 PM–6 PM
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–6 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
22-25 Jackson Ave
Queens, New York 11101
(718) 784-2084

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The PS1 (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from PS1:
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. MoMA PS1 presents over 50 exhibitions each year, including artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.
Dan's opinion:
This is on the top of my places-I-need-to-visit list, but I'm crushed that I missed the James Franco whatever-the-hell-that-was.
Wikipedia excerpt:
MoMA PS1 is one of the largest and oldest institutions in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is located in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City. In addition to its renowned exhibitions, the institution also organizes the prestigious International and National Projects series, the Warm Up summer music series, and the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with The Museum of Modern Art. It also ran WPS1, an Internet art radio station founded in 2004. MoMA PS1 has been affiliated with The Museum of Modern Art since January 2000. P.S.1 (now MoMA PS1) was founded in 1976 by Alanna Heiss. It originated from The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, an organization Heiss founded five years prior with the mission of turning abandoned, underutilized buildings in New York City into artist studios and exhibition spaces. Heiss, the center’s former director, was born in 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in a farming community in southern Illinois. The daughter of teachers, she graduated with a B.A. from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, which she attended on a scholarship from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music.

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Current Exhibitions

Jan 23, 2011 – Aug 08, 2011
MoMA PS1 presents Modern Women: Single Channel, a group exhibition drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art focusing on the work of eleven women artists in single-channel video. The exhibition, which charts the medium’s history from its earliest innovations to the work of some of today’s younger practitioners, is on view on the second floor beginning January 23, 2011.
Jan 23, 2011 – Aug 08, 2011
Laurel Nakadate is known for her works in video, photography, and feature-length film. This is Nakadate's first large-scale museum exhibition and will feature works made over the last ten years in all three media, including her early video works, in which she was invited into the homes of anonymous men to dance, pose, or even play dead in their kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Jun 19, 2011 – Sep 03, 2011
MoMA PS1 presents Any Ever, the New York premiere of the artist Ryan Trecartin's (b. 1981, Webster, Tex.) 2007-2010 body of work, produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and fellow artists to working child actors.
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PS1 is affiliated with: Museum of Modern Art

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