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What we know today as MoMA PS1 is not the same institution as it was when it first began as an entity of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.–over forty years ago.

Founded by Alanna Heiss in 1971, PS1’s first major exhibition at its Queens location opened in 1976. For two decades after that, PS1 was home to large-scale installations and functioned as a studio, performance and exhibition space.

Now an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 has become one of the most well known and widest sweeping contemporary art nonprofits in the country. To find out more about MoMA PS1’s history and function, be sure to read our complete profile.

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