New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art
3.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in 1977, 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 global scope of its curatorial program.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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  • 2nd Ave • 3 min walk
  • Bowery • 4 min walk
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles317 reviews
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Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, FL624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small art museum - currently filled with a special exhibition of Judy Chicago - a feminist artist whose work spanned many decades. The exhibition is very well organized and displayed. For contemporary art lovers, well worth the visit.
Written 30 October 2023
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Vincent M
Bologna, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
One of the consistently great museums-eclectic & vibrant installations,challenging,fun,intelligent.The Condo show the best ever in NYC.Thank you so New Museum!
Written 17 August 2023
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jas0719
Tuscaloosa, AL880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I enjoyed Wangechi Muto show. The exhibit was as uplifting as it was powerful. The staff was also kind. A woman working in the gift shop said Mutu was a friendly artist. That was a bonus. It's one thing to make good art. It's harder to be a good person!
Written 13 March 2023
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Romain F
Paris, France2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
It was a very bad exhibition from Theaster gates. More like Desaster gates...

We made the overall exhibit in less than 1 hour for sure.
None of the room was interesting.
Written 4 February 2023
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Lori M
California1,831 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
avante garde space with galleries on the 2,3,4th floors. your experience will very much depend upon what they are exhibiting at the time. they change exhibits about 3 times per year. we enjoyed the works of Robert Colescott (takes up one floor), the next floor was all videos so we skipped that, and then the last floor was a strange installation of a furry wall, a huge beaded curtain, and a mirrored wall sculpture. that was sort of cool for about 5 minutes. something to try but see what they are showing before you spend your time and money. good restaurants around!
Written 7 October 2022
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Federico H
Aventura, FL13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Being former New Yorkers we always look for something novel to do when we come back to the city, so we thought about giving this place a try.

Upon entry we were asked for vaccination records and the one I have scanned for my daughter is old - doesn't have the second dose (although I have it at the hotel). They turned me away. I'm sure they allowed at least 50 people with a Mickey Mouse Club ID today, nobody even reads them.

I stepped aside trying to see if I could find it somewhere on my phone, only to be rudely asked to get out of the way by this "security" guy. Told him to F off and left.

For a family that has visited dozens of museums around the world, is fully vaccinated and abides by every single rule, that kind of treatment means one thing: we are never coming back and will make sure nobody we know does. From reading the reviews it looks like we won't be missing much anyway.
Written 22 March 2022
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jeffrey k
Needham, MA587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This is the home for edgy, contemporary art for NYC. Always a place where one can see the best of cutting edge art. Now, they are in the midst of their triennial exposition, so there is art from young artists from around the world. The galleries are comfortable, the settings are good for the art, and there is room to adequately view the art without feeling crowded. The building is reasonably well-designed. The 7th floor space has wonderful views of lower Manhattan.

As you visit the New Museum, do check out the amount and quality of the graffiti in the area. In some senses, merely desecration, but also some is amazing in quality.
Written 16 January 2022
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AllydeLuxe
Boston, MA40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Though the architecture of this building is quite handsome, the exhibits are a testament to how "modern" art has completely lost its way during the last couple of decades to become pretentious, gadgety, and grotesquely superficial and often narcissistic. If you're really looking for the pleasure of contemporary art, go to the Whitney Museum instead and give this ridiculous place a miss.
Written 1 September 2021
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I had a tough time going between three and four stars, because I’ve not cared for other exhibits in the past. While I haven’t cared for every exhibit in the past, and this isn’t my favorite museum, I did enjoy the current exhibit, “Grief and Grievance,” conceived by Okwui Enwezor and executed by a number of black artists.

Some of the pieces were very moving, poignant. A mixture of hopeful and sad. Some were bright and shining, some edgy and dark.

Overall the museum flows pretty well, but there is one thing I wish they would have changed this time around. For the photography exhibits, rather than having a plaque next to each photo, they have one large plaque at the beginning, so you have to constantly go back and forth to read about the photos, which really takes you out of the moment.

The seventh and top floor is a viewing deck with a terrace.

Tickets were 18 bucks, so I’ve had better and worse. Again, I liked these pieces, but always check ahead to see if there is anything you’d care for. Some of their exhibits can be quite out there and hard to relate to.
Written 16 April 2021
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA733 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The New Museum of Contemporary Art has an eclectic collection of interesting & weird modern art in middle of Bowery district. Like most modern art, some of the galleries contains objects that looked like they had been pulled from a dumpster, and some galleries had interesting stuff. I enjoyed the current contemporary portraits done by Jordan Casteel. But not one but TWO whole floors of huge protest art by Peter Saul looked self-indulgent to me. And the tribute to lichen artwork lost me.

The contemporary computer-generated short films were also interesting. Note both the café & bookstore are currently still closed.
Written 24 November 2020
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