MoMA PS1 Opens to the Public with New Outdoor Commission

MoMA PS1 is open to the Public with New Outdoor Commission by Rashid Johnson and Exhibition on Art and Mass Incarceration

MoMA PS1 opens to the public with extended evening hours, a new commission by artist Rashid Johnson in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard, and the long-awaited opening of Marking Time, a major exhibition on art and mass incarceration curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood. To celebrate New York City’s music communities, a one-day edition of the music program Warm Up will take place on Saturday September 5, livestreaming online and at outdoor venues across the city.

PS1 will offer a safe and welcoming environment for visitors with new health and safety protocols in line with CDC, New York State, and New York City guidelines. To better serve the community and expand access to its outdoor spaces, PS1 will be opening with extended hours, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Timed-entry admission tickets will be booked online, available beginning September 10, and remain free for all New York City residents made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

“We are very happy to be able to welcome visitors back to the museum with new, enhanced health and safety protocols to protect visitors and staff alike.” said Kate Fowle, Director of PS1. “Our reopening program presents a new exhibition and commission, introducing new artists’ voices, presenting artwork that addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time, and offering opportunities for visitors to safely engage with artworks and each other—something that is very needed in this moment.”

Upon reopening, PS1 will implement the policies below to ensure the safety of staff and visitors:

  • All admission tickets will be booked online with timed entry to enable contactless admissions on site and robust pre-visit communications about health and safety protocols.
  • Public visitation will be limited to a maximum of 40 visitors per hour, well under 25% of the Museum’s total capacity.
  • Temperature checks and face masks will be required for all visitors. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two, and will be provided free of charge.
  • A dedicated visitor entrance and exit will be established to improve visitor flow.
  • To protect visitor and staff health, there will be no bag or coat check services. Visitors will not be admitted with bags larger than 11 × 17 × 5 inches (28 × 43 × 13 cm).
  • Social distancing will be enforced within the Museum through signage and staff messaging.
  • Hygiene stations with hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the Museum and courtyard for visitor use, with frequent cleaning and sanitization of public spaces.
  • The Museum will launch a multimedia guide on the Bloomberg Connects app, enabling visitors to access information and exhibition interpretation on their personal devices. This digital experience is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
  • Socially-distanced seating will be added to the Museum’s outdoor courtyard space to offer visitors access to a safe social space.
  • Mina’s restaurant will be open for window service during Museum hours Friday through Sunday, with a limited food and beverage menu.
  • The Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore will be open during Museum hours Thursday through Sunday, observing capacity limits with a designated entrance and exit.