This new art museum is designed by Japanese architect. Super simple structure and small selection of artwork on display. The view from the rooftop is pretty impressive.
Great tea bar at the back. Fast elevator (it matters) and terrific art space. Even better, the diner downstairs is the bomb.
Any review of this museum should come with the health warning that there is no permanent exhibition so what each visitor experiences very largely depends on what is on offer at a particular point in time. When I visited in September 2013, I was very underwhelmed with what was an offer. Given I didn't have to pay (free on Thursday... More
It is a small museum, so the exhibits really make or break the experience, but here's what you should know: - Rooftop open weekends only. Beautiful. Not a skyscraper, but it's just lovely - Several floors but the floors are small. Very small. So navigating this museum could be quick. - They have an exhibit right now (Aug 2013) where... More
My husband and I went to the New Museum during our first visit to NYC in January. We went during their free night and it was pretty crowded. I can imagine that it wouldn't be so crowded except that it was free - so it might be more pleasant to pay for it. There were lines for the elevators and... More
I can see by the mix of reviews of The New Museum that many visitors don't like and/or don't understand contemporary art. OK, fair enough, and if you know that is the case, why waste your time I suppose. But we thoroughly enjoy visiting this museum from time to time, and I find the exhibits and installations at least provocative... More
We were in NYC in early June and visited the New Museum prompted mostly by the novel and fascinating "stack-of-blocks-askew" architecture. It was indeed, a novel and fascinating building situated in the chic SoHo area. Going into it added nothing to our experience except to take up 2 hours which could have been better spent elsewhere. The exhibits were sparse,... More
If you want to see hipsters and hipster 'art' in its natural environment head to this museum. The building itself on the outside is amazing but from the street you can't tell anyway. The dark street was lined with crazy men and it was really dangerous, honestly, and pretentious considering the demographic inside. The quality, intent, and craftsmanship is non... More
I left the New Museum hoping there would have been richer, more inspiring content. It could just be me, but I think they may be still trying to find their niche/positioning. Maybe it is or isn't there. It's missing the 'wow' that I get from most Museums in NYC (large and small)
The building was designed at interesting projections. You can start at the Observation deck/rooftop gallery to get a nice birds eye view of downtown. The exhibits were dull. I was not impressed with naked mannequins filled with pubic hair or bird feeders. I actually felt stunted here. The art work appeared redundant and non-experimental. There was no wow factor here.... More
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