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New Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 21:00
Open today: 11:00 - 21:00
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Sarah Lucas - Fun and Provocative

Please people - read about the exhibits before coming here and make sure all floors are open. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
new jersey
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Thomas Bayrle

Excellent show. His work is fascinating. Two floors were devoted to his artwork. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
new jersey
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The museum building itself is worth noting--amazing design which stands out. However, paying $18 to view what for the most part is awful "art" is not worth your money or time. With the exception of a few exhibits which were interesting, most items were amateurish,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PaulandMaryT
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Even the one or two times when the exhibits were not to our liking, this is the museum where you can find cutting-edge contemporary art. Last time we went for an aged Egyptian artist and were overwhelmed by a video artist who was showing his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The art was all weird and awful. The building itself is beautiful and has 5 floors. We were in and out in 30 minutes. I was glad I got in free because even that was too much.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shira S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent show. His work is fascinating. Two floors were devoted to his artwork. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Most of his art are images within images which are truly amazing. There were videos as well as art which had moving parts.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Cool building with some great views from the top floor. But the quality of your visit will depend on the exhibits they have at the time. We were underwhelmed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank boltuprightCanada
Reviewed 14 April 2018

To pricy for what it is. Not what we expect.We bought the combo with The International Photography Museum . Don't waste your time there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 57julioz
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the area and had very limited time to see this museum, but decided to drop in on a Thursday evening in order to see it — or miss it altogether. We shouldn’t have bothered. The front-desk staff member we spoke to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I'm all for contemporary art -- I love New York's MOMA and Guggenheim museums; however, the New Museum takes art to another level that just makes no sense. All of the pieces felt strewn together with no purpose, and the descriptions of each work were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Robert B
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Depends how much time you have. 1-2 hours is ideal.