New Museum

235 Bowery Street
New York, NY
Located 0.07 miles from Off Soho Suites Hotel

On December 1, 2007, the New Museum opens its first freestanding, dedicated building. Conceived as a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core, this innovative structure has a variety of open, fluid, and light-filled spaces, with skylights created by the setbacks between floors. The exterior is clad in a seamless, anodized aluminum mesh, which emphasizes the volumes of the boxes while dressing the whole building in a delicate, softly shimmering skin. The elegantly rough structure suits both the New Museum’s character as well as its neighborhood. The edifice appears as a shimmering beacon, visually mutable and dynamic, animated by the changing light of the day—a perfect metaphor for the ever-changing nature of contemporary art. Inaugural exhibitions include “Unmonumental,” an international group show in four parts, as well as exhibitions and special projects by YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Ugo Rondinone, Jeffrey Inaba, and Sharon Hayes.

Museum Hours
Wednesday 12-6 PM
Thursday and Friday 12-10 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-6 PM
Monday and Tuesday closed
The Museum is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday.
CIT Free Thursday Evenings (from 7 PM to 10 PM).

General Admission: $12
Seniors: $8
Students: $6
18 and under: FREE
Members: FREE

New Food Café
Wednesday 12-6 PM
Thursday and Friday 12-10 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-6 PM
Monday and Tuesday closed
Museum admission is not required for café entry.

Visitor Policies

Coat Check
All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and all bags larger than 11 by 17 by 6 inches (28 by 43 by 15 centimeters). Please leave oversized items at home so you may comfortably enjoy your visit to the New Museum. The checkroom will not accept laptops, luggage, fur coats, or valuables of any size. The New Museum may refuse to accept other items at its discretion, and is not responsible for items held by the checkroom.

Mobility Access
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Two wheelchairs are available in the Coat Check free of charge. Please call in advance to reserve one if you will need a wheelchair during your visit.

Baby strollers are permitted at all times.

Photography is not permitted in the Museum galleries. Still photography and videotaping are permitted in the lobby only.

Cellular Phones
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in the Museum's galleries except for when accessing cell phone tours.

Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches (21 1/2 x 28 centimeters). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

Food and Drinks
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in the New Food, the New Museum’s café, and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.

No Smoking
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

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