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The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Found­ed in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living art­ists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.

Closing Sunday, June 9: "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect" explores the material histories and futures of Indig...
06/05/2019

Closing Sunday, June 9: "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect" explores the material histories and futures of Indigenous handcraft techniques and aesthetics, including Southeastern river cane basket weaving, Algonquian birch bark biting, and porcupine quillwork, as practiced long before European settlers arrived: http://bit.ly/AnthroEffect
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Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Marked by cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives, Diedrick Brackens' intricately woven textiles speak to th...
06/04/2019

Marked by cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives, Diedrick Brackens' intricately woven textiles speak to the complexities of black and queer identity in the United States. See "Diedrick Brackens: darling divined" in our Lobby Gallery, now through September 8: http://bit.ly/DarlingDivined
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Diedrick Brackens, "bitter attendance, drown jubilee," 2018 (detail). Cotton yarn, acrylic yarn, and silk organza. Courtesy the artist

Opening tomorrow: "darling divined" is the first institutional New York solo exhibition of Diedrick Brackens' intricatel...
06/03/2019

Opening tomorrow: "darling divined" is the first institutional New York solo exhibition of Diedrick Brackens' intricately woven textile works.
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As we prepare for our upcoming summer exhibitions, enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission to the Museum this week! In addition to this newest exhibition by Brackens, catch "Sydney Shen: Onion Master," a Screen Series by Rodrigo Valenzuela, and the final week of "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect."
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Diedrick Brackens, "in the decadence of silence," 2018. Woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 72 x 72 in (182.8 x 182.8 cm). Courtesy the artist

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Saturday, June 8: We're pleased to announce "To Name Another," a special closing program for "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthro...
06/02/2019

Saturday, June 8: We're pleased to announce "To Name Another," a special closing program for "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect.” Fifty performers will be brought together for a drumming event to give names to our current political climate. Attendance is free, but an RSVP is required. For info, visit: http://bit.ly/NameAnOther
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Jeffrey Gibson, "Emily Johnson, No. 4," 2019 (detail). Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Kavi Gupta, and Roberts Projects

Combining the spirit of an amusement park with morbid cues from funeral parlors, "Sydney Shen: Onion Master" highlights ...
06/01/2019

Combining the spirit of an amusement park with morbid cues from funeral parlors, "Sydney Shen: Onion Master" highlights the macabre within carnivalesque and Gothic imagery. See Shen's installation in our Window Gallery through September 1: http://bit.ly/OnionMaster

Photo: Charles Benton

On view: our latest Screens Series by Rodrigo Valenzuela addresses issues and experiences common to working-class people...
05/31/2019

On view: our latest Screens Series by Rodrigo Valenzuela addresses issues and experiences common to working-class people living in the United States, paying special attention to recent immigrants and those of Latinx heritage.
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See three of Valenzuela's video works on our Lower Level, now through July 14: http://bit.ly/RodrigoValenzuela

Announcing our new Sunset Series with Maison Kitsuné! ☀️  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Come celebrate the summer June 14 at sunset with d...
05/30/2019

Announcing our new Sunset Series with Maison Kitsuné! ☀️
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Come celebrate the summer June 14 at sunset with drinks and DJ sets by Pat Lok and Justin Miller. Future dates including sets by Young Franco, Eli Escobar, and more to come: http://bit.ly/2wr46b1

Thursday: Valerie Steele, legendary fashion historian and Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Instit...
05/29/2019

Thursday: Valerie Steele, legendary fashion historian and Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, joins artist Jeffrey Gibson to discuss the relationship of couture and indigenous fashion design: http://bit.ly/SteeleGibson
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Jeffrey Gibson, "Regan de Loggans, No. 1," 2019 (detail). Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Kavi Gupta, and Roberts Projects.

With its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the elegant backdrop of our award-winning SANAA architecture, the ...
05/28/2019

With its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the elegant backdrop of our award-winning SANAA architecture, the New Museum Sky Room is the perfect setting to let your summer events pop!
Our special events team can help make your event an extraordinary experience for your guests. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/30MYuG6

Join us Thursday, May 30, for a conversation between legendary fashion historian Valerie Steele and artist Jeffrey Gibso...
05/27/2019

Join us Thursday, May 30, for a conversation between legendary fashion historian Valerie Steele and artist Jeffrey Gibson exploring relationships between couture and indigenous fashion design. For tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/SteeleGibson

Closing today: "Nari Ward: We the People" uses language, architecture, and a variety of sculptural forms to reflect on r...
05/26/2019

Closing today: "Nari Ward: We the People" uses language, architecture, and a variety of sculptural forms to reflect on racism and power, migration and national identity, and the layers of historical memory that comprise our sense of community and belonging. This is the final day to see the full exhibition. Select floors will remain on view for one additional week: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Photo: Timothy Schenck

Closing tomorrow: "The Art Happen Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics," presented by Rhizome, engages poetically with net a...
05/25/2019

Closing tomorrow: "The Art Happen Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics," presented by Rhizome, engages poetically with net art’s past with the hope that we can better reckon with the challenges and contradictions of a rapidly changing network culture: http://bit.ly/ArtHappensHere

#AlexeiShulgin, "386 DX" c. 1998.

This is the final weekend to see "Nari Ward: We the People" and "The Art Happen Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics." See t...
05/24/2019

This is the final weekend to see "Nari Ward: We the People" and "The Art Happen Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics." See the first New York museum survey of Ward's work, which the New York Times calls "persistent and liberating." Both shows close Sunday, May 26: http://bit.ly/2HKAJWD

Closing soon: “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics” features sixteen works from throughout net art history ...
05/23/2019

Closing soon: “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics” features sixteen works from throughout net art history that offer a space to consider the internet as social process, material infrastructure, and lived experience. See the works before the exhibition closes Sunday, May 26: http://bit.ly/ArtHappensHere

Bunny Rogers and Filip Olszewski, Materials from "Sister Unn’s" 2012 (detail).

Today at 7 p.m.: a discussion of migration in art curated by our Associate Curator Natalie Bell, featuring New Museum's ...
05/23/2019
9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week: 'Artistic License,' Ektor Garcia, Migration and Art, and More -

Today at 7 p.m.: a discussion of migration in art curated by our Associate Curator Natalie Bell, featuring New Museum's Edlis Neeson Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni, Phillips Collection Director and CEO Dorothy Kosinski, and artists Nari Ward and Aliza Nisenbaum.

The free event is hosted by Hunter College and will take place at their MFA campus. Read more, courtesy of ARTnews: bit.ly/2Emkg9W

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Closing soon: "We the People" is the first museum survey in New York of the work of Nari Ward, highlighting his status a...
05/22/2019

Closing soon: "We the People" is the first museum survey in New York of the work of Nari Ward, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. See the exhibition before it closes Sunday, May 26: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Nari Ward. "Amazing Grace" 1993 (detail). Photo: Timothy Schenck @timothyschenck

Don't miss the final week to see our full Nari Ward exhibition "We the People," which closes May 26!  Featuring over thi...
05/21/2019

Don't miss the final week to see our full Nari Ward exhibition "We the People," which closes May 26! Featuring over thirty works, this presentation demonstrates Ward’s status as a key bridge between generations of American sculptors and a vital advocate for art’s capacity to address today’s most urgent issues. Select floors for the exhibition will be on view for one additional week: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Nari Ward, "Hunger Cradle," 1995 (detail). Photo: Timothy Schenck

Last chance! This is the final week to see “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics." Presented by Rhizome, the...
05/20/2019

Last chance! This is the final week to see “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics." Presented by Rhizome, the exhibition features sixteen works from throughout net art history, offering a space for considering the internet as social process, material infrastructure, and lived experience. Closing May 26: http://bit.ly/ArtHappensHere

Nari Ward's "T.P. Reign Bow" (2012) recreates a tactical platform commonly used by law enforcement to monitor neighborho...
05/19/2019

Nari Ward's "T.P. Reign Bow" (2012) recreates a tactical platform commonly used by law enforcement to monitor neighborhoods deemed “dangerous.” Ward has stated that he wants this work “to convey a sense of balance between control and freedom,” pairing ominous markers of violence with a sense of insouciant reprieve in the form of whimsical details. On view as part of "Nari Ward: We the People:" http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

We're closing out "The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics" with one last special event with Rhizome and artist...
05/18/2019

We're closing out "The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics" with one last special event with Rhizome and artist Corey Arcangel today, May 18.

Stop by the Museum for a one-day-only pop-up by Arcangel Surfware. Shop Arcangel Surfware merch, hear Arcangel in conversation curator Ed Halter, and stick around for a web surfing competition hosted by Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos, with Molly Soda on the decks. All included with Museum admission: http://bit.ly/ArcangelSurf
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Photo: Jan Inge Haga. Courtesy of Arcangel Surfware.

Following his residency at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Nari Ward installed "Amazing Grace" (1993) in an abandoned West ...
05/17/2019

Following his residency at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Nari Ward installed "Amazing Grace" (1993) in an abandoned West 141st Street firehouse that now serves as the artist’s studio. The strollers that make up the work speak to the lives of the children they once transported as well those of the homeless people who repurposed them as carriers for their possessions, a testament to the tragedy and the hopeful inventiveness of 1990s New York. See the work restaged as part of "Nari Ward: We the People" through May 26: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Photo: Timothy Schenck

“We the People” features over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Nari W...
05/16/2019

“We the People” features over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Nari Ward’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. At 3 p.m. today, join us for a special gallery talk and tour of Ward's exhibition led by National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet and Guggenheim Fellow Ishion Hutchinson. Free with Museum admission: http://bit.ly/HutchinsonTalk

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

For the 2019 restaging of Shu Lea Cheang’s "Garlic=RichAir," artist Melanie Hoff created a new garlic trading game based...
05/15/2019

For the 2019 restaging of Shu Lea Cheang’s "Garlic=RichAir," artist Melanie Hoff created a new garlic trading game based on the Trust Game, which was developed by economists to study the role of trust in economic relationships. From our Lobby Gallery, join the Wi-Fi network GARLIC to begin trading virtual garlic, and start working your way up the leaderboards: http://bit.ly/ArtHappensHere

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

This weekend, artist Cory Arcangel's brand, Arcangel Surfware, is bringing their flagship store to the New Museum! All d...
05/14/2019

This weekend, artist Cory Arcangel's brand, Arcangel Surfware, is bringing their flagship store to the New Museum! All day Saturday, we'll host a one-day pop-up with the chance to shop recent and classic Arcangel Surfware gear.
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During the pop-up, Arcangel will be onsite for a conversation with critic and curator Ed Halter, presented by Electronic Arts Intermix. And from 1 to 5 p.m., Rhizome and Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos host "Trail Blazers #9: A Live Web-Surfing Competition," a cutthroat competition pitting contestants against one another to navigate online trails in the shortest amount of time. Featuring tunes by Molly Soda. To apply to be a contestant, visit: http://bit.ly/2Q2RcJj

This is the final week to see our Screen Series exhibition by Helene Nymann, closing May 19. Nymann’s work incorporates ...
05/13/2019

This is the final week to see our Screen Series exhibition by Helene Nymann, closing May 19. Nymann’s work incorporates dance and other kinds of movement to probe the ways in which bodily memory is created, stored, and accessed: http://bit.ly/HeleneNymann

Helene Nymann, "Whether We Are," 2016 (still). Single-channel video (16:9 HDV), sound; 10:10 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Sydney Shen creates sculptures and installations that–informed by a range of historical and contemporary sources–...
05/12/2019

Artist Sydney Shen creates sculptures and installations that–informed by a range of historical and contemporary sources–evoke a sense of abject dread. Her installation “Onion Master,” now on view in our Storefront Window space, reimagines an arcade claw machine with a bizarre prize of artificial onions. Combining the spirit of an amusement park with morbid cues from funeral parlors, the installation highlights the macabre within carnivalesque and Gothic imagery. On view through September 1: http://bit.ly/OnionMaster

Photo: Charles Benton

"Naturalization Drawing Table" (2004) crystallizes Nari Ward’s ongoing concerns with forms of belonging and the infrastr...
05/11/2019

"Naturalization Drawing Table" (2004) crystallizes Nari Ward’s ongoing concerns with forms of belonging and the infrastructures that enforce or deny it. Join us today, May 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for an activation of the work. Visitors can complete a modified version of an Immigration and Naturalization Service citizenship application and have their photograph taken. The photo and notarized form join an ever-growing collection of completed applications, a selection of which are exhibited on the wall behind the desk. In return, visitors will receive a set of prints based on Ward's illustrations. For additional activation times, visit: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

With each subsequent presentation, Nari Ward transforms his large-scale environment "Hunger Cradle" (1995) by scavenging...
05/10/2019

With each subsequent presentation, Nari Ward transforms his large-scale environment "Hunger Cradle" (1995) by scavenging and incorporating new objects and adapting the installation's scale to the particular spatial layout. In this way, "Hunger Cradle" invites new individual, social, and architectural narratives into its orbit. See the work as part of "We the People," on view through May 26: http://bit.ly/NariWard25

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

We’re looking for folks interested in participating in “To Name Another,” a special closing performance on Saturday June...
05/09/2019

We’re looking for folks interested in participating in “To Name Another,” a special closing performance on Saturday June 8 for Jeffrey Gibson’s residency and exhibition “The Anthropophagic Effect.” Centering Indigenous, POC, and LGBTQI voices, fifty performers will be brought together for a drumming event to give names to our current political climate. Want to get involved? Email us at [email protected]. To learn more about the event, visit: http://bit.ly/NameAnOther

Jeffrey Gibson, “The Spirits Refuse Without a Body,” 2019. Performance: New Museum, New York. Courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Kavi Gupta, and Roberts Projects

We've got an exciting selection of events coming up tied to our Nari Ward exhibition, "We the People." On Thursday, join...
05/08/2019

We've got an exciting selection of events coming up tied to our Nari Ward exhibition, "We the People." On Thursday, join us for an artist panel that examines the use of found objects in African-American contemporary art, with artists Willie Cole, Abigail DeVille, and Shinique Smith. And on Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., we'll activate Ward's "Naturalization Drawing Table," (2004) a performative work exploring the fraught process faced by those applying for United States citizenship. For more info on this week’s events, visit: http://bit.ly/2CM8FQO

Photo: Timothy Schenck

The title of Jeffrey Gibson's exhibition and residency, “The Anthropophagic Effect,” alludes to Oswald de Andrade’s lege...
05/07/2019

The title of Jeffrey Gibson's exhibition and residency, “The Anthropophagic Effect,” alludes to Oswald de Andrade’s legendary 1928 Manifesto Antropófago (Anthropophagic Manifesto), which argued that Indigenous communities could “devour” colonizers’ culture in order to reject domination. Gibson's use of Indigenous handcraft techniques points to Andrade’s powerful proposition while more broadly alluding to the transmission of knowledge, skills, and capital. On view through June 9: http://bit.ly/AnthroEffect

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Part two of Bloomberg's Art + Technology series on Rhizome looks to the Net Art Anthology and the selection of seminal i...
05/06/2019
Art + Technology

Part two of Bloomberg's Art + Technology series on Rhizome looks to the Net Art Anthology and the selection of seminal internet-based works on display as part of "The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics:" http://bit.ly/2PB3l8f

Don't miss your last chance to see "Mariana Castillo Deball: Finding Oneself Outside" and "Adelita Husni-Bey: Chiron!" O...
05/05/2019

Don't miss your last chance to see "Mariana Castillo Deball: Finding Oneself Outside" and "Adelita Husni-Bey: Chiron!" Our South Galleries exhibitions close today, May 5. https://bit.ly/2CwtQnP

Closing tomorrow: With "Finding Oneself Outside," Mariana Castillo Deball engages a diverse range of scholars from Surre...
05/04/2019

Closing tomorrow: With "Finding Oneself Outside," Mariana Castillo Deball engages a diverse range of scholars from Surrealist writer Roger Caillois to mathematician Felix Klein in pursuit of revealing unusual cross sections of the world: http://bit.ly/CastilloDeball

Mariana Castillo Deball, "Do ut des Washington," 2014. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Through workshops, publications, and other pedagogical methods, Adelita Husni-Bey investigates not only the trauma cause...
05/03/2019

Through workshops, publications, and other pedagogical methods, Adelita Husni-Bey investigates not only the trauma caused by United States immigration policy, but also the potential for collective healing from within the brutal enforcement of national borders. Catch "Chiron," Husni-Bey's first institutional solo exhibition in New York, before it ends this Sunday, May 5: http://bit.ly/2IaHAvL
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Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Presented on a Windows 98 emulator running Netscape Communicator, "skinonskinonskin" upends traditional ideas of physica...
05/02/2019

Presented on a Windows 98 emulator running Netscape Communicator, "skinonskinonskin" upends traditional ideas of physical intimacy, placing the user as recipient of the love letters exchanged between artists Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. On view through May 26 as part of "The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics": https://bit.ly/ArtHappensHere

Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Join us this weekend for a special First Saturdays for Families program for Lower East Side History Month. Launched by D...
05/01/2019

Join us this weekend for a special First Saturdays for Families program for Lower East Side History Month.

Launched by Downtown Art and FabNYC, the month-long celebration aims to recognize the rich history of our local community. Families are invited to draw inspiration from Nari Ward’s playful reinterpretation of Harlem iconography, recreating signs of the Lower East Side and those in their own communities: http://bit.ly/SaturdaySigns

Photo: Timothy Schenck

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