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New Museum, New York City

(2.7/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Ask for audio guides. It was much better after we got them. The coffee shop was also really good. Good experience.  more »
  • I recently had the chance to visit the New Museum to view the Pettibon Exhibition and I was quite impressed with the space! While Certainly not the largest museum in New York, the exhibition was very,...  more »
  • we went to this museum because we thought we coul have some idea about contemporary art in NYC...but there was just an exhibition of one artist on 3 floors...and his production was not the most intere...  more »
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  • 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).