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New Museum, New York City

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The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. FoundĀ­ed in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artĀ­ists 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.
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  • The most interesting part of the museum is its building that opened its doors at the end of 2007. The New Museum is essentially a vast exhibiton space; its own modest collection of about 1,000 art pie...  more »
  • I've visited the museum throughout 2017 with the last exhibition being Trigger & the Khalil Joseph short film (amazing basement space for films). The programming across the levels can lack cohesion bu...  more »
  • I have visited the New Museum off and on over the years at its Broadway address and now on Bowery. I have found their exhibits to be hit or miss, at least for me. This fall's big exhibition "Trigger: ...  more »
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  • I'm a big art fan but the New Museum was well above my head. I can usually appreciate modern art, but this was something else. Definitely some interesting exhibits and something you can enjoy if you can understand it. Fortunately I got free tickets with my Chase Private Client Culture Card, but I probably would not have paid for tickets had I known what the art inside would be like. If you do go, make sure you visit the top floor for a nice view of the city skyline.
  • I've been coming to the New Museum for several years, and although the rotating artwork can be hit or miss, I enjoy that the museum is open to trying many different artists and mediums. The staff working behind the counter can be a bit abrasive, as if they're not prepared for the crowds that sometimes come through the doors. Thankfully, the museum offers a free basic membership to NYC ID holders, which I've taken advantage of. Unfortunately, I've been scolded for trying to check in via the member's line, which I really find a bit silly. The staff in general behaves like they could use a bit more customer service training.
  • Grand, inspiring space showcasing modern works spanning most artistic disciplines. Immersive video and live performance pieces situated in a lively, historic area walking distance to transportation with access to ample other dining and cultural exploration opportunities.
  • A refreshing multi-modal presentation covering art, multimedia, some sculpture. Bound to see something different anytime you visit, since they plan different themes and give opportunity to many new artist that have still not 'made it'. Enjoyed 'gender as a tool and weapon' theme in my visit - dec 2017. Give yourself an hour and a half. They also have a cozy coffee shop and store .
  • I thought it was going to be fantastic but I was really disappointed. Before you go please search up the exhibition or else it will be a waste of money luckily we had a free entry due to there anniversary year so. But yes make sure you see what they have.
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