One thing I love about New York – particularly being a person who works long hours far more than she would like – is that it lives up to its billing as the city that never sleeps. No matter when your free time falls, there always seems to be something to do. Getting to a museum during its normal opening hours, for example, is something I almost never get to do during a work week. Enter: MoMA PS1’s “Night at the Museum.”
A contemporary art museum in Long Island City, MoMA PS1 periodically keeps its doors open for late night events, offering up food, drinks, and room after room of contemporary art. That’s to say nothing of the awesomeness of the building itself – a former schoolhouse, hence the “PS1” part of the museum’s name – which is seriously a gorgeous space for art.
As with most contemporary art exhibits, the offerings at PS1 ran the gamut: some exhibits made me scratch my head, while others impressed me with their ingenuity. There were several collections of NYC-focused photography – all of which I loved. Another favorite exhibit was entitled “Food Porn” and featured shots of food alternated with shots of body parts – clever! And then there was a fascinating display that chronicled the artist’s history living in New York, with ten different anecdotes about ten spots within the city where he had lived. The exhibits were eclectic, diverse, and fun to browse.
^ Just a casual selfie with our new cardboard cutout friend.
As with everything in New York, tickets to “Night at the Museum” sell out, so make sure to book in advance if you’re interested. It’s worth hopping over to Queens for!