New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Tue. Closed
Wed. 11 AM–6 PM
Thu. 11 AM–9 PM
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Manhattan, New York 10002
(212) 219-1222

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The New Museum (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from New Museum:
On December 1, 2007, the New Museum opens its first freestanding, dedicated building. Conceived as a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core, this innovative structure has a variety of open, fluid, and light-filled spaces, with skylights created by the setbacks between floors. The exterior is clad in a seamless, anodized aluminum mesh, which emphasizes the volumes of the boxes while dressing the whole building in a delicate, softly shimmering skin. The elegantly rough structure suits both the New Museum’s character as well as its neighborhood.
Dan's opinion:
I'd be lying if I said I appreciated or even "got" the majority of the New Museum's exhibits I've seen. That said, the view from the 7th floor balcony (weekends only) is always worth the trip. Also, the museums hosts regular parties with an open bar for its members.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The New Museum, founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world. Over the past five years, the New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among many other countries. The Museum presents the work of under-recognized artists, and has mounted ambitious surveys of important figures such as Ana Mendieta, William Kentridge, David Wojnarowicz, Paul McCarthy and Andrea Zittel before they received widespread public recognition. In 2003 the New Museum presented the highly-regarded exhibition Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Also in 2003, the New Museum formed an affiliation with Rhizome, a leading online platform for global new media art. In 2005, the museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Apr 26, 2011 – Jan 01, 0061
Shirana Shahbazi’s work engages with photographic genres, investigating how they are transformed and circulated. Her images are crisply rendered adapting the style of commercial photography, which gives them both a sense of familiarity and a deliberate stylistic mutability.
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