MoMA PS1, the contemporary art museum in Long Island City, is set to open a new “performance dome” in its central courtyard on Jan. 29, according to Peter Katz, the art center’s chief operating officer.
The performance space — a white dome resembling a cross between an igloo and the medical facility where ET was quarantined — can hold up to 500 people, Katz said, and is under construction.
The geodesic dome will be used for lectures, musical performances and other events. Its unveiling will coincide with the museum’s “Winter Open House” on the 29th, set to take place from noon to 6 p.m. The “afternoon of art, lectures and food,” according to PS1’s website, will celebrate the opening of a new show featuring the work of Los Angeles-based painter Henry Taylor.
The museum is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue. It is open from Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors, and free for people who can prove they live in areas with the following ZIP codes: 11101 to 11109. For more information, call (718) 784-2084 or visit momaps1.org.