New York, New York
West Village/East Village
Wednesday - Sunday 11 am - 6pm, open until 9 pm on Fridays
Always something interesting to see – or interact with – in the rotating exhibits at Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum.
$: $16, $14/seniors, free/ages 17 & under
Annual Memberships: $60+.
Favorite Spots: Check out a great view from the top floor Sky Room (open Saturdays & Sundays)
Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:
•Alexandra Pirici: Co-natural (through Apr 15)
Romanian artist Alexandra Pirici’s exhibition uses live performance and a hologram of a performer to consider how presence can be pieced together from both images and physical bodies. As the ongoing performance of movement and voice progresses over the course of each day, bodies disperse and come together in reference to different histories and memories.
•Anna Craycroft: Motion into Being (through May 13)
Anna Craycroft has transformed the Fifth Floor Gallery into a site for producing an animated film, which she will develop over the course of the exhibition; visitors physically enter the stage where Craycroft shoots new footage every week for the duration of the residency. Drawing on traditions of folklore and fables, which often use anthropomorphism to narrate moral tales, the animated film confronts the physical and philosophical lenses used to construct and qualify personhood.
Family Programs: Join museum educators for creative free family programs the first Saturday of every month.
Strollers/Diapers: Spacious elevators are stroller friendly.
Eat & Treats: So many yummy treats in this happening neighborhood. Try healthy French and Moroccan casual fare (and a famous avocado toast) at Café Gitane (242 Mott St) or innovative ice cream flavors at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream (2 Rivington).
Other Tips: Research online or talk to the friendly staff to find out if there's any works your kids aren't ready for (mine are still asking about a painting of Superman's private parts).
- Anna Craycroft: Motion into Being Wednesday, January 17–Sunday, May 13 11:00 am–6:00 pm
- Alexandra Pirici: Co-natural Saturday, February 3–Sunday, April 15 11:00 am–6:00 pm
- First Saturdays For Families Saturday, April 7 10:00 am–12:00 pm
- First Saturdays For Families Saturday, May 5 10:00 am–12:00 pm
- First Saturdays For Families Saturday, June 2 10:00 am–12:00 pm