HoursThursday to Monday 12 - 6 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Rather than a collecting institution like traditional museums, MoMA PS1 is an exhibition space that devotes its energy to “displaying the most experimental art in the world.” Founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss, MoMA PS1 was originally the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc, and organization focused on creating exhibits in underutilized and abandoned spaces around the city. The institution’s seminal exhibition in its current building, Rooms, established the tradition of artists transforming the building’s room into site-specific art. The museum hosts two popular event series, Warm Up and Saturday Sessions. Warm Up has become one of the city’s most popular summer music events, and Saturday Sessions are dynamic weekly events that include live music, performances, and films.