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Artists reunite for MoMA PS1’s 40th anniversary exhibition 

In 1976, MoMA PS1 founder Alanna Heiss invited over 70 artists to create artworks for the Museum’s inaugural show, “Rooms.” Forty years later, many of the same artists returned for the anniversary show, “FORTY.” Follow Heiss and the artists in the weeks leading up to the exhibition’s opening last summer. 

“A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976–2000"—the final part of MoMA PS1’s 40th anniversary celebration—is on view through September 10:

MoMA PS1: Exhibitions: James Turrell: Meeting

After three years, Meeting by James Turrell will reopen on Saturday at MoMA PS1! Meeting was the second Skyspace that Turrell constructed and the first in the United States, becoming a prototype for the many subsequent such works he would construct over the following decades. Originally commissioned in 1976 by P.S.1 founder Alanna Heiss for the museum’s inaugural exhibition, the work was not realized until 1980, and Turrell continued to make modifications until it opened to the public in 1986. This year, after a renovation that replaced the original seating and added a new multi-colored lighting program synchronized with the sunrise and sunset, Meeting entered the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. 

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[Installation view, MoMA PS1. James Turrell. Meeting. 1980-86/2016. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mark and Lauren Booth in honor of the 40th anniversary of MoMA PS1. Photograph: Pablo Enriquez]

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