Museums are not just homes to art collections anymore. In New York, they are much more.
Museum enthusiasts now have access to exclusive events and behind the scenes exhibits that let you inside the creative minds of curators and artists. Not just closed off for members only, institutions like the American Museum of Natural History are opening their doors to the public for sneak peeks at upcoming shows as well. But if you are looking for unique museum experiences, then mark your weekend calendars because MoMA PS1 and Brooklyn Museum are inviting you to the party of the month.
Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum has put culture on the map for this city since its opening in the last century. A favorite amongst its Prospect Park neighbors, this architectural wonder showcases a vast collection of decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture. Not only it is a must-visit for those who are interested in historical art, but Target First Saturdays are all the rage for Brooklynites. Sponsored by the popular shopping brand Target, the Brooklyn Museum entertains thousands of visitors with live music and entertainment once a month all evening long. Inside the party keeps going with food and drinks from the Museum Café at $4 from 5-11pm. Check their calendar for next month’s event.
Warm Up at MoMA PS1
The quintessential cool museum of Queens, MoMA PS1 takes contemporary art to the next level. Dubbed exhibition space rather than art collection, PS1 profiles experimental art from all over the world in addition to representing independent and emerging artists of unique retrospectives. Today, the museum acts as studio, performance space, and dance hall with the help of its Warm Up music series. Notable musicians and artists including LCD Soundsystem, The Scissor Sisters, and Fischersponer have graced the PS1 stage presenting a “multisensory experience for music fans, artists, and families alike.” MoMA members get free admission, while regular admission runs $15 which includes access to all museum exhibits and public programs from 2-9pm. Watch for the next dance party this spring.
Don’t miss Saturday nights this spring at Brooklyn Museum and MoMA PS1!