September 20, 2009 by
22-25 Jackson Ave., at the intersection of 46th Ave.; Long Island City; 718.784.2084; 12pm – 6pm, Thurs – Mon; $2.00 for students; E/V Train: Get off at the 23rd St./Ely Ave. stop. Exit onto 21st St., turn left, walk 3 blocks to 46th Ave. and turn left again. At the corner of the building, turn right and you’ll get to the entrance.
P.S. 1, an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, is housed in a former elementary school (P.S. stands for Public School). It is the oldest and second largest non-profit centre in the US solely dedicated to contemporary art. They have all manner of programs, events and resources, and are well known for recognizing emergent artists and their work. If you’re into hot contemporary art and alternative space in a museum-like context, you must check out P.S. 1.
number of view: 3615
September 16, 2009 by
200 Eastern Parkway; 718 638 5000; 10am-5pm Wed-Fri; Subway 2, 3 to Easter Parkway/Brooklyn Museum; About $6 for students, $11 adults
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 650,000 square-foot Beaux-Arts building and only a 30-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the U.S., showcasing everything from Egyptian masterpieces to amazing contemporary work. Part of a complex of 19th-century parks and gardens – including Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo – it’s a must-see for Museum-goers.
Of note: Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, an important feminist artwork of the 1970s and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Dinner Party comprises a massive triangular banquet table with each of its thirty-nine place-settings commemorating an important woman of history. This is prime fodder for all you contemporary art history students, for sure.
number of view: 989