Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  New York City  /  Museums  /  New Museum
New Museum, New York City
(2.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Found­ed in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living art­ists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.
Put New Museum into our New York City travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New York City.
Source
Create a full New York City itinerary
map

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in New York City by other users

5 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States & Johannesburg BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in United States, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New York City BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States & Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • the cutting edge, challenging contemporary art is not in the Met or even MOMA. it is in this place and in the ICP across the street, among a few others. go to the New Museum and be challenged. it is a...  more »
  • ​It's pay-as-you-wish every Thursday night. I took advantage of this and visited one December evening, not minding the near-freezing temperature. I was surprised to see a very long line and it took ha...  more »
  • Contemporary and artists change out every 3 months. Rist has some fabulous and interactive art on 3 floors. Do see it! Go early as it will not be near as fun if crowded. Admission is $16. 
Google
  • We have been here for the Pay-what-you-wish-day - luckily. More than the half of the exhibition space was closed, the rooftop of cause as well and for the theatre in the cellar you needed an extra ticket. We wanted to see the architectural space, which was also quite disappointing because the rooms including the staircase are already quite worn off and need a make-over, the bathrooms were in quite poor condition. And since so many floors were closed you didn't het any idea of the spacial connections. So if you are here to see SANAAs museum, come on thursday evening but dont pay more than the recommended 2$ per person.
  • A great museum. The Pipilotti Rist exhibit was cool, didn't make it to the rooftop, but will for sure go back.
  • Museum open free on Thursday after 7pm--nice. But only one floor has exhibits, and not very interesting ones. Will probably be more interesting after other floors re-open.
  • Pretty fun and weird exhibits. If you're a modern art junkie, this is the place to go. They also have a skyview floor at the top which gives you beautiful views of downtown Manhattan and the east side.
  • I'm giving this 4 because I love art but a 3.5 is more in line. All of the exhibits at the time of our visit were video installations and I find that medium to be lacking (so if you love video you might love it).