MoMA PS1 Announces Free Admission to All New York City Residents for One Year

Art Announcement from United States. Published by MOMA on Wednesday 07 October 2015.

MoMA PS1 Announces Free Admission to All New York City Residents for One Year
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MoMA PS1 is proud to announce a free admission policy for New York City residents, beginning October 11, 2015, for the duration of one year. Made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation in honor of New York City artists, the generous gift will provide free admission to residents of the five boroughs.

Marina Kellen French, vice president of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, notes: “It is important to give back to New York City, a city with so many artists. MoMA PS1 in Queens has many exhibitions that should be seen by everybody from all five boroughs. I hope the gift will help MoMA PS1 efforts to lower the barriers to enter the museum and reach out to an even wider audience.”

Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director and MoMA Chief Curator at Large, says, “We are deeply grateful to Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation for allowing MoMA PS1 to be an even more welcoming New Yorker. MoMA PS1 sees itself as a citizen of all five boroughs with a proud base in Queens. This gift is made in honor of all New York City artists as it also marks the occasion of MoMA PS1’s 40th anniversary in 2016. In 1976 Alanna Heiss opened the abandoned school in Long Island City as an art space inviting artists to transform the building. It has been an affiliate of MoMA since 2000 and this gift will help our outreach and lower the threshold to enter our art space.”