An affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 is an exhibition space rather than a collecting institution. The P.S.1 Museum devotes its resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world.

"A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. ... Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming."