'The Meeting' at PS 1


We went to MoMA PS1 recently with the purpose of heading over to the September 11 Exhibit. While some of the exhibits were moving and some contemplative, I found myself drawn most to ‘The Meeting’ by James Turrell which is not exactly part of the September 11 Exhibit, as it has been a permanent installation since 1986. Regardless, it seemed to be fitting.

It was a bit of an eerie feeling, so quiet, so cold, and the sky so very blue.  You should go around 4:30/5:00pm in the winter to capture the beautiful royal color seen in the picture we took above.  You can sit on a wooden inclined bench that extends around the perimeter of the room uninterrupted for awhile (from 3pm on weather permitting).

Great timing: this particular installation was featured in an article titled 'Some Favorite Things Not Hanging on a Wall’ in the New York Times Weekend Arts section.  It’s worth checking out – among the other exhibits going on right now.

Below Photo by: Matthew Septimus
Meeting (1986)
Interior fluorescent light and open sky
Long-term installation at MoMA PS1
James Turrell_Meeting

22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
'The Meeting’ opens at 3pm weather permitting
Museum Admission is suggested: $10 for adults $5.00 for students and senior citizens
Free for LIC Residents!

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