The New Museum is devoted to presenting, studying, and interpreting contemporary art.
Not a collecting institution, the New Museum is known internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. Every exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, documenting the exhibition for present and future audiences.
The Museum is located in a notable seven-story, eight-level structure designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, which is clad in a seamless, anodized expanded aluminum mesh. The facility includes a theater, five floors of gallery spaces, and a distinctive Sky Room with panoramic views of lower Manhattan.
Digitally rendered works realized in cast bronze and carved stone
Fragmented spaces suggest the uncanny atmosphere of nightmares
Raw expressionist works contemplate past and present using painting, drawing, writing, collage, and sculpture
Elaborate assemblage paintings from discarded found objects and unconventional materials
Works from the last fifty years highlight experiments across media
Comprehensive selection of works reveal breadth and ingenuity
Fresco panels trace the history of the color blue across centuries and diverse geographies