P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, United States of America
The PS1 Contemporary Art Center is a branch of the Museum of Modern Art dedicated to the support and exhibition of contemporary art from all over the United States and around the world. Located in Long Island City, New York, the Center not only exhibits visual arts but also hosts performance art pieces from new and established artists alike. With its distinctive brown brick exterior emblazoned with the ‘PS1’ logo, the Center is not only hard-to-miss but a must-see.
With its proximity to Elmhurst and other nearby cities, the PS1 Contemporary Art Center is a cultural hub for the entire region and, arguably, the United States. The sheer amount of art on display in the Center necessitates multiple days to take in properly, and most will want to stay nearby for convenience. Thankfully, accommodations are plentiful in the area; the LIC Hotel, in particular, provides great value-for-money accommodations just a few blocks away from the Center. For a decidedly sleeker stay, the Hyatt Place Long Island City / New York City is just a couple of blocks further out and features modern minimalist interiors perfect for the discerning guest. Once visitors are done perusing the galleries of the Center, the American Folk Art Museum can serve as a refreshing counterpoint to the contemporary art displayed in PS1. Those looking for something special to take home meanwhile might consider shopping at Bloomingdale’s, the esteemed luxury department store that is a New York institution. On the other hand, a short trip to other boroughs can lead to gastronomic gems such as the Brooklyn Brewery.