The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place of immense cultural significance, which has been home to the best art exhibitions in New York since 1929. Being one of the most influential institutions fostering modern art, it has earned the reputation of one of the backbones of the current industry. The main venue is dedicated to modern art, while appreciators of contemporary art should pay their attention to MoMA PS1, one of the largest spaces dedicated to contemporary fine arts in the US.
MoMA PS1: where contemporary art finds its sincere calling
Before affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art in January 2000, MoMA PS1 existed under other names. When Alanna Heiss established the museum in the heart of Long Island City in 1971, it had the name The Institute for Art and Urban Resources; then, it was called P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. At that time, the activity of the organization was aimed at renovating abandoned buildings in NYC.
When the two institutions merged, MoMA PS1 postured itself as a ground for independent exploration and experimentation – so said so done. The museum started to organize site-specific art exhibitions using cutting-edge technologies that had never been used before. Thanks to such a fresh approach, curators were able to translate even the wildest ideas of the artists. Today, the institution features works by numerous famous contemporary masters, including David Hammons, Donald Lipski, Dennis Oppenheim, Keith Sonnier, and Franz West, among others.
Over the years, MoMA PS1 has become one of the leading contemporary art museums and has made way for a large number of emerging and mid-career artists. Fine Art Shippers is proud of having worked with and delivered artworks to this important museum, and we do know how valuable this place for the present and future of the fine art industry is.