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This creepy, abandoned public school looks like the setting for a ghostly, grisly horror film, with creaky wooden floors and high ceilings. In fact, it’s America’s oldest and biggest not-for-profit contemporary art exhibition space.

An exhibition space rather than traditional ‘collecting’ museum or gallery, MoMA PS1 is home to the most daring and experimental art. Actively pursuing adventurous new artists as much as the established greats, it has an agenda of innovation and exploration in contemporary art. This innovation has been known to push the boundaries of taste and taboo (you have been warned!)

The space also embarks on long-term installations, some conforming to normal exhibit parameters while others are more subtly inscribed into the exhibition surroundings. It’s this kind of creative detail that sets MoMA PS1 apart from its contemporaries and makes it really worth visiting.



Eat & Drink


M. Wells Dinette

Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour, the geniuses who created the recently closed, but amazing, M. Wells Diner are back with the brilliant M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1. Contemporary cuisine goes hand in hand with the museum’s contemporary programme. Dufour has produced a brand new menu, complimenting the grandeur of the building and truly injecting culture into every pore of the museum experience.




ARTBOOK is one of the best arts publication stores in the country. It strives to offer its visitors a selection of the most up to date contemporary publications, with new ones arriving every week, in a successful attempt at representing worldwide cultural trends as they happen. Along with stylish t-shirts, limited edition items, and photographs, the shop also holds lectures and discussions with key figures of the art world.

Destination Ranking

  • 11 Overall
    • 8 Exhibitions & Programming
    • 47 Architecture & Spatial Design
    • 20 Eat & Drink
    • 41 Shop
    • 31 Digital Experience

General information


22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave
Long Island City
New York




00 1 718 784 2084

Opening Hours

Monday 12.00 – 18.00
Thursday – Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

General Admission

$ 10

Getting There

Subway: 21st St (G), 21st St – Ely Av (E, M), Long Island City – Court Sq (G)

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