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“Gem of an art venue!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1
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Owner description: This museum is dedicated to art and artists not well-known to the general public.
chicago
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“Gem of an art venue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had such a wonderful day here. Started with a fantastic breakfast at the M. Wells Diner. Fun seating in a classroom style dining room. Menu on a chalk board and each seat came with notebooks to write in. We had pork belly quiche with tasty greens on the side. I can vouch for their lattes too. Frothy layered perfection!

After a quick visit to the book store we headed for the two major shows here: Maria Lassnig and Christoph Schlingensief . Lassnig's paintings were lush and weird and stunningly beautiful. CS presented an amazing film show, and several interactive installations. Both shows were exceptional to experience!

PS1 is an superbly interesting building. One of my favorite books is A tree Grows In Brooklyn, and I think this was the school Francie & Neeley went to. If you visit NYC and want to do one GREAT art museum visit that doesn't underwhelm you, visit MOMA PS1.

Visited June 2014
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“Just get on the 7 and go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

It may seem like a long way to go, but just get on the 7 to Queens and do it. There's a dumpy taxi stand and some abandoned buildings but yes, you're in the right place. That old public school, the OG public school actually, PS1, is an afternoon dying to be wasted. Free admission with your MoMA stub too.

Openings here can be very pretentious but you'll likely rub shoulders with the artists making the working you're looking at and you can't get that at the Met. You may leave frustrated, angry and totally confused about what you've just ingested but it's art, it's contemporary art and it will stick with you at the very least.

Some of the permanent installations are fantastic, the special shows are typically packed. If you're in NYC for a week or so try to plan your visit around an event at PS1 as opposed to an empty Tuesday morning. Highly recommended if you're not an idiot who hates to think.

Visited August 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“great collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

of course you have to visit Moma if you come to NYC, but if you did it already and not even once and you can tell that you are a good art observer, so take a train and go to PS1, their collection is amazing and you'll love the new art in their selection.

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Long Island City -Views of Manhattan - PS 1 Step back in time to the future”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

MOMA PS1 is a quick block away from the No. 7 train, Court Sq stop.
This is where MOMA does rough modern, not like Manhattan smooth MOMA. The building itself is a white elephant, rambling so that you feel as if you could follow breadcrumbs into or out of exhibits. There are three floors with twisty turny paths into little rooms with video, bigger rooms with objects, many sets of stairs and lots of guards watching you like hawks.
There is no unity there is art chaos. This does not feel sophisticated, organized or corporate. (Although that happens for sure behind the scenes.)
This feels like what you would find in an art colony, in time forgotten, in a madcap utopia, the good, the bad, the creative and occasionally the divine.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Very cool experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to PS1 for our first time this June. While the building is not HUGE, it is a really great reclaim.
We spent a long time walking through, checking out some great installations, physical, audio, video.
If you like very contemporary art, I would definitely make the trip over to PS1. What a gem.

Finally, though we didn't eat there, the restaurant was super busy and smelled great.

Visited June 2014
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