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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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235 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002-1218
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had some of the most interesting exhibitions I had seen during my trip to New York. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to see some contemporary art. Although I would suggest that families do not visit New Museum, anyone over the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked very much the Building and the view from the top terrace is interesting. You really have to like contemporary art and be very open minded! The Nari Ward exhibit was intense, dramatic, challenging... The Jeffrey Gibson exhibit was very colorful, rich in textures...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Flora C
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Nari Ward exhibit until May, 2019. Amazing work with a mixture of site-specific and already created. Moving, beautiful and challenging. Highly recommend. The Rhizome Net Art work reminds me of my early years as a web designer so there's some nostalgia there. We spent 2...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We have only gone here once, when we happened to be in the area, so it could be that we just caught it when the exhibits were not up to par, but from talking to other people I suspect this is actually fairly typical. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

We could only see two exhibitions because the other 5 were closed. We have gone during a pay what you wish day, but it was a freezing weather and the staff have ordered to wait outside in order to catch the tickets. Unnecessary, because there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Many modern art galleries tend to water down their exhibits so as not to cause offense. The New Museum is much more open to new ideas including the video, sculpture installation of Margeruite Humcau. When I visited Sarah Lucas's Au Naturel filled most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

...whoaaa...you would expect some art...but this...definitely more a statement than real art or the result of a pretty distorted mind (sorry)...having sculptures of giant male parts displayed...or a chicken emulating the female nether parts...and the videos of the "egg massage" (no, not going into details...)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

I like modern art, but I don't always understand it. The Sarah Lucas exhibition was a big miss for me, though it was definitely well-curated and set up in an interesting fashion. I did very much enjoy the Stonewall exhibit, however. The highlight was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits address some important issues and seek to shock to hammer home the messages. If you are inclined towards the avant garde art movement then you will enjoy it here; if you prefer art that demonstrates skill and quality then stay away as you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Please people - read about the exhibits before coming here and make sure all floors are open. It’s interesting modern art. Our third time here over 2 years and we have yet to be disappointed. The Sarah Lucas show is playful and erotic at times....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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