Located in a former school building, the venue has an outdoor
gallery, a two-story display room with high ceilings, and many
creatively utilized nooks and crannies.
Inside scoop: From June to September, MoMA PS1 presents
Warm Up, a Saturday music series that introduces audiences to
experimental live music, sound, and DJs in its courtyard.
Address: 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, and www.
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
The Museum of the Moving Image offers multimedia exhibits
on just about every aspect of film, movies, television, internet,
cartoons, and even video games. The Sumner M. Redstone
Theater and the Celeste and Armand Bartos Screening Room
host retrospectives during which they screen movies with certain
themes or stars. Then there are the Pinewood Dialogues, an
ongoing series of conversations with Hollywood luminaries such
as Martin Scorsese, Daniel Day-Lewis, Forest Whitaker, and
On permanent display is Behind the Screen, which explains how
movies and television shows are created, marketed, and exhibited
through interactive software, artifacts, and lighting. The museum
also presents changing exhibits.
Inside scoop: The museum is located on the former site of Famous
Players-Lasky Studio, where the Marx Brothers filmed many of their
movies. In 1942, the United States Signal Corps took it over to make
training and propaganda films during World War II.
Address: 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, and www.movingimage.us.
The Noguchi Museum was designed by Japanese-American
sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1985. As to be expected, the twostory,
24,000-square-foot, 12-gallery space exhibits his sculptures,
furniture designs, architectural models, and drawings. There is also
an adjacent outdoor garden with more Noguchi sculptures.
The museum is located across the street from where Noguchi
worked and lived during the 1960s and 1970s. He bought a
photogravure plant and gas station in 1974 and converted them
into his museum.
Inside scoop: Noguchi is free on the first Friday of most months.
Address: 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, and www.noguchi.org.
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