The New Museum of Contemporary Art (The New Museum)

Museum in The Lower East Side area

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The New Museum building is a home for contemporary art and an incubator for new ideas, as well as an architectural contribution to New York’s urban landscape. Sejima and Nishizawa, who received the commission in 2002, have described the building as their response to the history and powerful personalities of both the New Museum and its storied site. “The Bowery was very gritty when we first visited it,” they have said. “We were a bit shocked, but we were also impressed that a contemporary art museum wanted to be there.”

“In the end, the Bowery and the New Museum have a lot in common. Both have a history of being very accepting, open, embracing of every idiosyncrasy in an unprejudiced manner. When we learned about the history of the New Museum we were flabbergasted by its attitude, which is very political, fearless, and very tough. The New Museum is a combination of elegant and urban. We were determined to make a building that felt like that.”

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Has a shopNo parkingHas a restaurant/cafeHas a library/BookstoreAccessible to disabled persons

Permanent Artists/Collection

Alexandra Bircken, John Bock, Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Tobias Buche, Carlos Bunga, Tom Burr, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Sam Durant, Urs Fischer, laire Fontaine, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison, Sharon Hayes, Elliott Hundley, Jeffrey Inaba, Gabriel Kuri, Jim Lambie, Nate Lowman, Sarah Lucas, Matthew Monahan, Kristen Morgin, Manfred Pernice, Anselm Reyle, Marc André Robinson, Eva Rothschild, Lara Schnitger, Gedi Sibony, Shinique Smith, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Rebecca Warren

Opening hours

From 11:00 to 18:00
thursdays closing at 21:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays

Fee

General Admission $12, Seniors $10, Students $8, 18 and under Free, Members Free, Thursday Evenings (from 7pm) Free.

Access

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-219-1222

On the corner of Prince St. Subway: 6 to Spring Street or N/R to Prince Street. Bus: M103 to Prince and Bowery or M6 to Broadway and Prince.

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