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How An Abandoned Queens School Became PS1, A Mecca For Contemporary Art

PS1, c. 1976. Photographer unknown


PS1 classroom prior to cleanup, c. 1976


Richard Nonas, Alligator, 1976. On view in Rooms, June 9–26, 1976. Courtesy Richard Nonas and Fergus McCaffrey Gallery.



Alanna Heiss and Frederick Fisher, P.S. 1 Reopening, October 26, 1997. © 2019 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy JOHN BALDESSARI and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo: © Patrick McMullan.


Poster for P.S. 1 reopening, 1997. Courtesy Clegg & Guttmann.


Opening of Spring Dance Series (1985): Dance and Popular Culture, May 5–June23, 1985. Photo: © Anne Turyn.





Rockaway! 2018: “Narcissus Garden” by Yayoi Kusama, July 1–September 3, 2018.


Kenny Scharf, installation for National Studio Artists (Spring 1982), April 4–May 30, 1982. © 2019 Kenny Scharf / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Batya Zamir, Airlines, Batya Zamir: Dance Performance, May 20–21, 1977. Courtesy Batya Zamir. Photo: Richard Van Buren.


Lee Krasner, poster for A Painting Show, May 1–29, 1977. © 2019 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



James Turrell, Meeting, 1980–86. © James Turrell, courtesy Pace Gallery.


James Turrell's Skyspace


Cardi B performing at Warm Up, August 12, 2017.