Thursday, April 2, 2015


Sketching at School: MoMA PS1

In Long Island City.


The historic 19th-century public school first opened as an experimental studio and exhibition space in 1976; was transformed into a first-class contemporary art museum in 1997, and became an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in 2000.

 The building retains much of the style and spirit of an elementary school, right down to the smell of the wax on the linoleum! Some of the Up and Down staircases are permanent art installations. You’ll feel right at home here.

 The brick interior spaces are great to draw; so are the exhibitions and the visitors.

 There’s a fun lunchroom where we can meet for a snack. There are several long-terminstallations, from a video by Pipilotti Rist that can be viewed through a hole in the floor to stairwell installation by William Kentridge. Last, and not least, there’s an excellent bookstore adjacent to the lunchroom.


WHERE:  MOMA PS1:  22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Traveling together from Manhattan:,
 11:15 AM:  Meet at Grand Central Terminal, in the Great Hall, in front of the stairs to the Apple Store, 

  • We’ll take the #7 train one stop to Vernon Boulevard/Jackson Avenue.
  • Exit the #7, walk along Jackson Avenue, going east. MoMA PS1 will be on your right. [see map].

Other trains: #7, E, M, G all go to Court Square. [see map]

If you arrive too late for the group ride, meet us at PS1, at ticket counter at noon. 
If you arrive a little later, find us at the Central Governor, in the Basement Boiler Room,

“Gallery admission is suggested and directly supports MoMA PS1 exhibitions and programs. 
 - Adult: $10/
 - Senior and Student/$5. 
 - Free for MoMA members.” Information.

LUNCH:  12:30  In the Museum

AFTERNOON:  1:30  Back to sketching the museum

SHOW AND TELL:   Meet in the lobby at 3:15 for a short walk to the LIC Bar  to share drawings, good stories and beer, coffee, tea or wine if you're so inclined (food too if you like).
  - 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101 - named one of L.I.C.’s best bars by Time Out New York.  Feature in recent news stories because someone spotted a coyote on their roof (seriously?  in LIC?)


Bar Comes Equipped with
Coyote on the Roof

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Can't find us?  
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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