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About the Gallery
Founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and scope of its curatorial program. Positioned between a traditional museum and an alternative space, the New Museum's founding mission was to be a catalyst for a broad dialogue between artists and the public, presenting the work of living artists who did not yet have wide public exposure or critical acceptance. In 2007, the New Museum opened its current building at 235 Bowery, designed by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. The inaugural exhibition, curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, and Massimiliano Gioni, was “Unmonumental,” an international group show in four parts that examined the medium of sculpture in contemporary art practices. Today, the New Museum serves diverse and expanding audiences, including artists, students, and residents of the Lower East Side, as well as a growing international audience through new initiatives such as the Museum as Hub, NEW INC, and Ideas City, which continue to foster dialogues between artists and their public.


Exhibition view of New Museum at Independent New York, 2018. 
Courtesy of Independent. Photo: Etienne Frossard. 

New Museum facade, 2007–
New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery, New York, NY
Courtesy of New Museum

New Museum 2015 Triennial installation views, 2015
Courtesy of New Museum

Ugo Rondinone, I Love John Giorno installation views, 2017
Courtesy of New Museum