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New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002-1218
+1 212-219-1222
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Go only if modern and avant-garde art appeals to you

Personally, this museum was not my cup of tea, but for those art enthusiasts who have an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vancouver, Canada
Not that crazy about the New Museum

My visit to the New Museum was interesting and not fun. The front door staff were not friendly, as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elk Grove, California
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Focusing on experimental ideas and exhibits portraying the development of emerging artists, this unique museum's collection includes unusual, abstract art from around the world.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“sky room” (4 reviews)
“avant garde” (4 reviews)
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235 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002-1218
+1 212-219-1222
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Reviewed yesterday

Personally, this museum was not my cup of tea, but for those art enthusiasts who have an appreciation for more contemporary/avant-garde/modern art, perhaps this would be a worthwhile visit. Of course, one develops greater understanding upon reading the accompanying descriptions, but nevertheless I would likely...More

Thank justkaijack
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My visit to the New Museum was interesting and not fun. The front door staff were not friendly, as a matter fact one of them was downright grumpy! He made a grumpy cat seem happy and I let him know. Also, I didn't think the...More

Thank Calitraveler50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited to see a performance for the culmination of Ragga Presents at The New Museum. It was a terrific showcase of members of the Ragga family, including spoken word, poetry, dance, MC, music and interdisciplinary performance. I wish I had arrived earlier to...More

Thank Nina H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I stopped by the New Museum last week to check out their program in their shop in connection with Kickstarter. It was well worthwhile; some really innovative modern art is being sponsored by ordinary people. The exhibits were wonderful as well -- I really enjoy...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The New Museum presents global contemporary art in a new exhibition space on the Lower East Side. The list of donors is impressive and the goals of the museum are impressive. The work curated for prevention is worthy of serious attention, but the museum space...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I like museums and I appreciated the art which is with this museum. However, unless you really are into art, contemporary art by new up and coming artists, you may not appreciate this museum, particularly when weighed against the $18.00 per head admission fee. Maybe...More

Thank walter f
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I went to the museum more so for the building rather than the art. I'm not sure about whether they have a collection or only exhibit rotating exhibitions. On my visit several floors were all dedicated to an exhibition. It does have a nice rooftop...More

Thank javafinch
Reviewed 23 April 2017

During our visit there was an exhibition of Raymond Pettibon. His artwork is interesting, but you can better buy a book with his work. It is much to detailled for an exhibition on walls. The movie O Peixe made by Jonathas de Andrade is very...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great space and coffee shop. Exhibits change regularly so check before going. We enjoyed Raymond Petitbon.

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Ask for audio guides. It was much better after we got them. The coffee shop was also really good. Good experience.

Thank Luara S
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