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We love blasts from the (not so far off) past - remember MoMA’s transition to Queens? We partnered with MoMA QNS for The Modern Procession (organized by Francis Alÿs) in 2002. 

The Modern Procession, organized by artist Francis Alÿs and presented by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, was modeled after a traditional ritual procession. Beginning in front of MoMA at 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue at 9 am, the procession paraded through midtown Manhattan, crossed the Queensboro Bridge into Long Island City, marched along Queens Boulevard, and ended at the door of MoMA QNS (33rd Street at Queens Boulevard). Both festive and ceremonial, the procession made the museum’s historic transition both visible and public, linking the two boroughs in a spectacular and memorable way. More info and images here. 


Francis Alÿs, Still from The Modern Procession, 2002. Courtesy of MoMA PS1.