Less starchy than a Met lecture but a lot smarter than most youth-outreach attempts, MoMA and P. S. 1’s monthly PopRallys are unmissable events for the city’s budding culturati. Curated by junior staffers from both museums, most programs provide tie-ins to current exhibits (a Sigur Rós performance paired with an Olafur Eliasson installation, for instance, or Patti Smith performing songs and poetry inspired by Georges Seurat drawings). Others are stand-alone events, such as an evening of vintage silent short films followed by responses from SNL’s Fred Armisen.
Best Museum Party
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).