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New Museum, New York City

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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2.7/5 based on 190+ 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.
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  • As a long time arts professional, I've always enjoyed seeing what the New Museum has to offer and this past week was no exception. Even though several floors were under installations of new shows, the...  read more »
  • The building itself doesn't look as nice as most pictures of the building, in person it looks kind of dirty and so etc. The Museum itself is around 4 small floors with some not so interesting art exhi...  read more »
  • It is a place of contemporary art exhibitions, very charming and with an unprecedented skyline of the city. The shape of the structure is extravagant and seems composed of "boxes" placed helter-skelter over one another, pointing out the various levels of the building. At the entrance, right next to the ticket office, you find a great lift (really huge) which will take you to the top floor. The course is designed to explore the view from top to bottom. Most visitors choose to take the stairs down between floors. But nobody forbids to use the elevator even though only one flight of stairs. In addition to his friends in wheelchairs. Very cute and assorted shop and the bathrooms located downstairs than on the entrance floor. A recommended visit after a first time, it will be a must in all subsequent trips.
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  • I visited this museum by recommendation of a lawyer and a journalist friend. I loved it, especially reading the front pages of newspapers since its inception, it is like reading a history book. It had an impact on me in how of information is censored in some countries. And as journalism can influence public and political decisions a nation. I recommend that you visit, however, the price is not friendly.
  • Amazing "must see" building. Contemporary art is for everybody to decide, Im not a fan of video art, so it didn't struck me that much. But definitely a place to visit. (theres a model of this building in MoMA in architecture section)
  • If you don't like contemporary art, this will be a waste of $16. I visit here three or four times a year and it's always hit or miss. The rooftop is superb for those seeking views of downtown Manhattan.
  • Great place to spend an evening. There collocation of art is great. The gift shop has some unique gifts
  • The exhibits/shows they select are always thought provoking and unique. Their scheduled events are worth attending.
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