New Museum

235 Bowery
New York
United States
Phone: +1 212 219 1222


Founded in 1977 by curator Marcia Tucker, the New Museum was originally conceived as a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation for new art and new ideas with a focus on living artists who work did not yet have wide public exposure or critical acceptance. It is the only museum in New York City devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The New Museum has evolved from a one-room office on Hudson Street, to a space in the New School, to expand quarters on Broadway in SoHo, and now to its first freestanding building on the Bowery, designed by SANAA. After thirty years, the New Museum has an important and influential legacy and a mission to keep breaking new ground. It is the site of ongoing experimentation and questioning of what an institution for the 21st center can be.


New Art, New Ideas


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