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MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY, 11101
at 46th Ave.
718-784-2084

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Last dregs of the non-corporate non-profit

By pallas on 1/13/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can understand seret's concerns but have to disagree. P.S.1 while not perfect, is a refuge from the sometimes covertly stringent (and elitist) art world. Here is a place where you can view an entire 3-story building full of top tier contemporary art, most of which the rest of the art world hasn't even caught wind of, for a "suggested" donation of $5. What other museums of that caliber can you recall paying such a low admission? Multiply that experience times 8 during Warm Up which also includes music, dancing, beer, and an attractive crowd of folks all for a whopping $10. Call me crazy, but I think it's safe to say that the P.S.1 staff isn't rolling in the dough. With that said, a few wristbands that don't get trashed immediately in the midst of a Warm Up crowd of 4,000+ has got to be somewhat understandable. Besides, I've been to P.S.1 on a Sunday (or two) after Warm Up (Saturdays) and don't recall any anti-green evidence lying in the courtyard.

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last dregs of the non-corporate non-profit

By pallas on 12/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can understand seret's concerns but have to disagree. P.S.1 while not perfect, is a refuge from the sometimes covertly stringent (and elitist) art world. Here is a place where you can view an entire 3-story building full of top tier contemporary art, most of which the rest of the art world hasn't even caught wind of, for a "suggested" donation of $5. What other museums of that caliber can you recall paying such a low admission? Multiply that experience times 8 during Warm Up which also includes music, dancing, beer, and an attractive crowd of folks all for a whopping $10. Call me crazy, but I think it's safe to say that the P.S.1 staff isn't rolling in the dough. With that said, a few wristbands that don't get trashed immediately in the midst of a Warm Up crowd of 4,000+ has got to be somewhat understandable. Besides, I've been to P.S.1 on a Sunday (or two) after Warm Up (Saturdays) and don't recall any anti-green evidence lying in the courtyard.

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P.S.1

By pallas on 4/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can understand seret's concerns but have to disagree. P.S.1 while not perfect, is a refuge from the sometimes covertly stringent (and elitist) art world. Here is a place where you can view an entire 3-story building full of top tier contemporary art, most of which the rest of the art world hasn't even caught wind of, for a "suggested" donation of $5. What other museums of that caliber can you recall paying such a recession-approved admission? Multiply that experience times 8 during Warm Up which also includes music, dancing, beer, and an attractive crowd of folks all for a whopping $10. Call me crazy, but I think it's safe to say that the P.S.1 staff isn't rolling in the dough. With that said, a few wristbands that don't get trashed immediately in the midst of a Warm Up crowd of a gazillion people has got to be somewhat understandable. Besides, I've been to P.S.1 on a Sunday (or two) after Warm Up (Saturdays) and don't recall any anti-green evidence lying in the courtyard.

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Last dregs of a non-corporate non-profit

By pallas on 12/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

While I can understand seret's concerns, I have to disagree. P.S.1 while not perfect, is honestly a refuge from the sometimes covertly stringent (and elitist) art world. Here is a place where you can view an entire 3-story building--school house to be exact--full of top tier contemporary art, most of which the rest of the art world hasn't even caught wind of, for a "suggested" donation of $5. What other museums of that caliber can you recall paying such a low admission? Multiply that experience times 8 during Warm Up which also includes music, dancing, beer, and an attractive crowd of folks all for a whopping $10. Call me crazy, but I think it's safe to say that the P.S.1 staff isn't rolling in the dough. With that said, a few wristbands that don't get trashed immediately in the midst of a Warm Up crowd of 4,000+ has got to be somewhat understandable. Besides, I've been to P.S.1 on a Sunday (or two) after Warm Up (Saturdays) and don't recall any anti-green evidence lying in the courtyard. Cheers

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PS 1 Not so green

By seret on 8/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a big supporter of the Warmup series and the great art that PS1 supports and exhibits I am thoroughly disappointed at the hypocrisy that goes on outside the venue each Saturday. Inside we have Public Farm One, a wonderful example of everything our planet should be, green. An art installation that uses sustainable materials in a beautiful way to not only produce a wonderful atmosphere for all to relax under, but also to support the idea that rooftop gardens help save our environment with each and every planting. All of this inside, yet outside we have Warmup workers placing wristbands on people and throwing the sticker backings from them on the sidewalk when garbage cans are placed right next to them. This has happened each and every week this summer and it is disgraceful that such a blatant disregard for the planet we live on is exhibited outside of an environmentally friendly exhibit inside. PS1 and Warmup should be ashamed of the workers they hire there and if I were the curator of the museum it would not be tolerated. This is the only reason I give this a 1 rating.

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