Faqs - PS1 Contemporary arts centre - New York

Is a MoMA admission good for admission to PS1?

Yes, MoMA admission ticket holders receive complimentary admission to P.S.1. The MoMA ticket must be presented at P.S.1 within thirty days of date on ticket and is not valid during Warm Up or other P.S.1 events or benefits.



Can I purchase a MoMA Membership at PS1?

No, MoMA memberships are not for sale at P.S.1. You may purchase memberships at MoMA, at the MoMA Design Store on 53rd or in SoHo, online at www.moma.org or over the phone at (888) 999 – 8861.

Can I take photographs in the museum?

Still and video photography for personal use are not permitted in the museum. Credentialed members of the press (a media ID is required) may request a photography pass at the front desk. If press credentials are not present or available, inquiries should be directed to the Press Office at press@ps1.org or 718.786.3139 (Monday through Friday only). The outdoor courtyard is open for photography and video.



How can I submit my slides for review to the museum?

We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to our National Special Projects program and are in the process of reviewing several hundred submissions. In order to review these existing proposals with due care, we are unable to accept Special Projects proposals until further notice.


Is it possible to rent P.S.1 for an upcoming special event?

P.S.1 is available for corporate rentals only. We do not rent for weddings or private receptions. We give preference to Tuesday and Wednesday night rentals. For consideration please send a detailed event plan which includes: preferred rental dates, event timeline (including load in and load out information), number of attendees, space requirements and technical requirements to Sarah Scandiffio at sarahs@ps1.org. You can download our rental guidelines and pricing information here.

What is Warm Up and when is it held?

Warm Up is PS1’s critically acclaimed annual music festival that runs for an average of 9-10 weeks each summer. Live DJs perform at the event and food and drinks are for sale. The outdoor courtyard is designed through the Young Architects Program. Selected architecture firms design and execute their version of an “urban beach”.


I am a DJ and would like to submit my work for review, how should I do this?


Inquiries regarding music submissions may be directed to ps1warmup@hotmail.com.



What is WPS1? Where is it at and how can I listen to the programs?

WPS1 (www.wps1.org) is the world’s first Internet art radio station. Sponsored by Bloomberg L.P., WPS1 provides an extraordinary lineup of music and talk shows broadcasting 24 hours a day.



Can I bring dogs into the museum? What about to Warm Up?

Dogs and all other pets are not permitted on museum grounds. Seeing eye dogs are permitted.


Was PS1 originally a school? When did it become a museum for contemporary art?

PS1 was a public school from 1893 - 1963. The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, later P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, was founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss, as a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of abandoned and underutilized buildings in NYC into exhibition, performance, and studio spaces for artists. In June of 1976 the 83-year-old school opened its doors again, but was now a space solely devoted to contemporary art.


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