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New Museum New Art, New Ideas http://www.newmuseum.org The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art.
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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.

12/29/2023

🎼 To mark the closing of Screens Series: EcoRove, composer and musician Frances Chang (.l.u.t.o.n.e.s.s.), who created the score for EcoRove’s film "Where Can We Be Found? (أين يمكن أن تجدنا؟)," (2023) will perform live and in-sync with the film in the New Museum Theater. Building on the film's blend of documentary, scientific, and natural imagery, Chang's score invokes spiritual concentration via classic club sounds and features animations by Ronny Ghaida.

Registration is required; free with Museum admission. Register at the link in our bio.


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After undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2010, Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) found several scie...
12/22/2023

After undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2010, Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) found several scientific studies showing that CBD can help prevent seizures that frequently occur during recovery from cranial surgeries. Kuriki-Olivo attributes the fact that she did not experience seizures during her recovery to her use of CBD. She also uses the medicinal plant to help navigate the anxiety and stress of life as a trans woman.

The inclusion of live h**p plants in her exhibition, "Nothing New," reflects Kuriki-Olivo's commentary on the sociopolitical stakes surrounding h**p and cannabis, whose histories in the United States date back to the colonial era. In the early twentieth century, propaganda campaigns by such figures as Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, led to the perception that the plant was a dangerous drug, linking its use to racist and xenophobic portrayals of Black Americans and Mexican immigrants. H**p, however, has a rich history as an indigenous medicine, and for Kuriki-Olivo, is a reflection of her relationship to nature, society, healing, and the prohibitions that criminalize ancestral medical practices.

H**p plants and consultation support for "Nothing New" were generously provided by MFNY (), Hudson Valley, NY.

Photos: Dario Lasagni

12/19/2023

Wishing our community peace and light this holiday season!

The artist is present—but you don't have to be! Experience the exhibition, "Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo: ...
12/09/2023

The artist is present—but you don't have to be! Experience the exhibition, "Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo: “Nothing New,” via live virtual tour. Join New Museum Teaching Artist Rosed Serrano on December 12 at 2:30 p.m. for an interactive tour and conversation about "Nothing New."

In her first solo museum exhibition in New York, Kuriki-Olivo plays with visibility in a variety of forms. From the "smart glass" that the artist turns on or off to reveal or obscure her activities while in the gallery to the cameras installed on- and off-site that periodically stream her activities into the Lobby, Kuriki-Olivo blurs the lines between URL and IRL existence.

Register at the link in our bio!

We're proud to launch our annual coat drive benefitting our neighbors ! Bring in new and/or gently used coats from Decem...
12/06/2023

We're proud to launch our annual coat drive benefitting our neighbors ! Bring in new and/or gently used coats from December 9 through January 31, 2024 to receive two free tickets to the Museum (tickets valild through March 3, 2024).

The Bowery Mission has served New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger since the 1870s. Last year, it provided more than 255,000 hot meals, 54,000 nights of shelter, 20,000 articles of clothing, and 29,900 emergency showers.

How are social and environmental issues intertwined in artistic practice today? Inspired by Judy Chicago's "Atmospheres"...
12/05/2023

How are social and environmental issues intertwined in artistic practice today?

Inspired by Judy Chicago's "Atmospheres" series, this panel brings together artists Torkwase Dyson and Joan Jonas to discuss their work in relation to feminism and the environment, December 14: bit.ly/NewMuAtmospheres

For her Atmospheres series from the 1960s and 70s, Judy Chicago set off smoke bombs and pyrotechnics in various Californian landscapes to create dramatic, ephemeral performances. She “softened” and “feminized” the landscape, expanding her feminist politics to include a commitment to the natu...

"Judy Chicago: Herstory" has been extended through March 3, 2024! bit.ly/JudyChicagoHerstoryDon't miss the exhibition th...
11/27/2023

"Judy Chicago: Herstory" has been extended through March 3, 2024! bit.ly/JudyChicagoHerstory

Don't miss the exhibition the critics have been calling "exhilarating" and "timely":

🦃 The New Museum is closed today. We're thankful for our community and look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we reope...
11/23/2023

🦃 The New Museum is closed today. We're thankful for our community and look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we reopen at 11 a.m.!

Friends and neighbors! Join us for Community Day on Dec. 2, including   admission and a day of creativity and exploratio...
11/22/2023

Friends and neighbors! Join us for Community Day on Dec. 2, including admission and a day of creativity and exploration inspired by the exhibition, "Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New."

Organized with and hosted by , Community Day features artmaking, wellness workshops, a clothing drive, and a health resources fair in the Sky Room Room from our community partners:








Reserve your free ticket at the link in our bio. Don't forget to bring gently used clothing for the clothing drive!

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We are proud to partner with  for Day With(out) Art 2023. Honor World AIDS day on December 1 with the day-long screening...
11/21/2023

We are proud to partner with for Day With(out) Art 2023. Honor World AIDS day on December 1 with the day-long screening of "Everyone I Know Is Sick," featuring five new videos that explore the connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability by Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria, Dorothy Cheung, Beau Gomez, Kurt Weston, and Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento.

Day With(out) Art is a day of mourning and action that uses art to respond to the ongoing HIV and AIDS crisis today on World AIDS Day. Because AIDS is not over!

This program is free with registration at the link in our bio.

We're thrilled to announce that Camilo Godoy will be the New Museum's 2023-24 Artist-in-Residence! Using movement to exp...
11/20/2023

We're thrilled to announce that Camilo Godoy will be the New Museum's 2023-24 Artist-in-Residence! Using movement to experiment with the representation of mourning and survival, Godoy's choreographic exploration draws on dance histories as well as his own archive of gestures sourced from ancient erotic art, colonial visual culture, po*******hy, medicine, and dance rehearsals.

Throughout his residency, Godoy will invite the public to join this evolving process through interactive workshops, performances, and discussions. Watch this space for more details.

Visitors to the exhibition, "Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New," may encounter the artist loungin...
11/18/2023

Visitors to the exhibition, "Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New," may encounter the artist lounging on a bed, sitting at her desk, or hosting guests in a restaging of her bedroom. Playing with visibility and performativity, Kuriki-Olivo has installed “smart glass” that she can turn on or off to obscure or reveal her activities within this central section of the gallery. When the artist is present, visitors can observe her through the glass (if Kuriki-Olivo allows), or through two CCTV-style cameras that are also constantly filming her. When she is offsite, viewers can still follow her actions via a live video feed that is periodically streamed into the Museum’s Lobby.

This installation marks a sharp pivot in Kuriki-Olivo's practice away from anonymity and towards radical visibility and (literal) transparency. As a whole, "Nothing New" evokes complex layers of intimacy, pointing to both Kuriki-Olivo’s lived experiences and the societal and technological apparatuses by which we relate to ourselves and each other.

📷 “Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New,” 2023. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Courtesy New Museum. Photo: Dario Lasagni;

11/17/2023

End (or start) the year in style! Looking for a venue as contemporary and modern as you? Rent the New Museum to take your event to the next level. From inventive holiday parties that spark new traditions to impossibly chic fashion week events that will be the season's most sought-after invite, entertain your guests in a cutting-edge, downtown setting sure to impress.

Get in touch at the link in our bio to learn more!

The artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivio (aka Puppies Puppies) enters her exhibition, "Nothing New," through a traditional ...
11/08/2023

The artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivio (aka Puppies Puppies) enters her exhibition, "Nothing New," through a traditional Japanese torii gate. She then passes by a rock garden inspired by Ryōan-ji (the Temple of the Dragon at Peace) in Kyoto, Japan, before arriving at the central vignette, a duplicate of her bedroom.

Like the garden at Ryōan-ji, Kuriki-Olivo’s rock garden is both an abstract composition of natural elements and a space for meditation and reflection—a prime example of the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, the appreciation for the ephemeral or fleeting. For the artist—whose lineage is both Japanese and Taíno—the simplicity and ephemerality of the rock garden is also deeply intertwined with her personal history. This installation is emblematic of how Kuriki-Olivo repurposes readymade or found elements, including cultural sites, to build a personal mythology.

📷 “Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New,” 2023. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Courtesy New Museum. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Why were there no images of birth? This question inspired artist Judy Chicago to launch "The Birth Project" (1980-85). O...
10/31/2023

Why were there no images of birth?

This question inspired artist Judy Chicago to launch "The Birth Project" (1980-85). On November 9, "Birth: A Convening on Art and Human Reproduction" revisits this critical area of research and artmaking. Tickets: https://bit.ly/3MlyL0S

Calling all families! You’re invited to New Museum Family Day on Sunday, November 5. Explore the shapes and colors of Ju...
10/27/2023

Calling all families! You’re invited to New Museum Family Day on Sunday, November 5. Explore the shapes and colors of Judy Chicago's work, then create your own work of art. Free with registration: http://bit.ly/NewMuseumFamilyDay

The paintings of Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint are considered among the first abstract works known in Western...
10/26/2023

The paintings of Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint are considered among the first abstract works known in Western art history, predating canonical male abstract artists Kazimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and František Kupka by several years.

Join us today to celebrate the 161th anniversary of Af Klint's birth! See her work on view in "Judy Chicago: Herstory," where her painting "Group IX/UW, The Dove, no. 2" (1915) is presented within "The City of Ladies," a group installation displaying Chicago’s work alongside artworks by nearly 90 women and genderqueer artists, writers, and historical figures that she has placed within her own alternative canon.

Hilma af Klint, "Group IX/UW, The dove, no.2," 1915. Oil on canvas © The Hilma af Klint Foundation. “Judy Chicago: Herstory,” Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

How can AI be used as an equitable creative tool?  INC and  celebrate the launch of Seen’s 6th issue at the New Museum w...
10/25/2023

How can AI be used as an equitable creative tool? INC and celebrate the launch of Seen’s 6th issue at the New Museum with a program that goes beyond the noise and doomsday predictions dominating narratives about AI, instead offering a glimpse into the next phase of policy-making, industry standards, and media aesthetics.

On Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m., writer and critic Clarkisha Kent () moderates a conversation on the rapid development of AI in the context of the twin strikes by the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Lightning talks and project demos featuring American Artist (), Linda Powell (), Stephanie Dinkins (.dinkins), and Suneil Sanzgiri () will reflect on the social impact of these emerging technologies.

Artificial Ingelligence (AI) is here, but what are its implications for digital art practice? Our digital art affiliate,...
10/21/2023

Artificial Ingelligence (AI) is here, but what are its implications for digital art practice? Our digital art affiliate, Rhizome, presents Neural Net Aesthetics, a panel exploring AI and digital art that brings together artists Refik Anadol Studio, Maya Man, and Eileen Isagon Skyers, moderated by Rhizome Co-Executive Director, Michael Connor.

Join us on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. via livestream: https://bit.ly/3Fp4ydr

Image: Courtesy Refik Anadol Studio

On October 26, 6 p.m., Rhizome, the Museum’s digital art affiliate, presents Neural Net Aesthetics, a panel exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relationship to digital art practice. This discussion brings together artists Refik Anadol, Maya Man, and Eileen Isagon Skyers, and will be mod...

Past work by Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo, widely known by the moniker Puppies Puppies, centered a refusal to be seen throu...
10/17/2023

Past work by Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo, widely known by the moniker Puppies Puppies, centered a refusal to be seen through her use of proxies, avatars, and performances in absentia. But in “Nothing New,” her first solo exhibition in New York, Puppies Puppies invites visitors to experience her life while she inhabits the Lobby Gallery. Using a fogging glass mechanism that reveals or obscures her activities when in the gallery—which includes a replica of her bedroom—Puppies Puppies plays with the trappings of visibility, representation, and cultural consumption. Cameras also film her as she moves between the Museum and her apartment (located a few blocks away) and navigates day-to-day life in the city, bluring the boundaries between the artist's public and private life while also destabilizing the distinctions between URL and IRL existence.

See Puppies Puppies in "Nothing New," now on view! Link to tickets in bio.

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Now entering: "The City of Ladies"On the Fourth Floor of "Judy Chicago: Herstory," a total installation featuring Judy C...
10/14/2023

Now entering: "The City of Ladies"

On the Fourth Floor of "Judy Chicago: Herstory," a total installation featuring Judy Chicago's embroideries, sculptures, drawings, and carpet design simultaneously contextualizes the artist's practice and breaks the patriarchal art historical paradigm.

Bringing together artworks and archival materials from more than 80 women and genderqueer artists, writers, and cultural figures including—Hilma af Klint, Hildegard von Bingen, Claude Cahun, Elizabeth Catlett, Simone de Beauvoir, Artemisia Gentileschi, Emma Goldman, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charlotte Salomon, Remedios Varo, and Virginia Woolf, among others—"City of Ladies" is a testament to Chicago’s manifold contributions as an activist, researcher, and cultural preservationist throughout her sixty-year career. bit.ly/JudyChicagoHerstory

"Judy Chicago makes Herstory," writes The New York Times in their profile of the pioneering feminist artist, whose six-d...
10/13/2023

"Judy Chicago makes Herstory," writes The New York Times in their profile of the pioneering feminist artist, whose six-decade survey just opened at the New Museum.

"Now...the art world is paying attention to what she has been saying: that when art by women is viewed holistically, through the arc of history, it can shake everything—us—to the core."

The pioneering feminist artist rules the New Museum with a six-decade survey, but she shares the stage with her sisterhood.

JUDY CHICAGO: HERSTORY OPENS TODAY Taking over four floors of the New Museum, “Herstory” is the first comprehensive New ...
10/12/2023

JUDY CHICAGO: HERSTORY OPENS TODAY

Taking over four floors of the New Museum, “Herstory” is the first comprehensive New York museum survey of work by Judy Chicago. The exhibition brings together six decades of the artist’s work, as well as an exhibition-within-the-exhibition spotlighting women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice, from Artemisia Gentileschi to Georgia O'Keeffe.

“Herstory” is the first comprehensive New York museum survey of work by Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago, IL).

Judy Chicago—Live from the New Museum!On Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm EST, join us to celebrate the opening of "Judy Ch...
10/11/2023

Judy Chicago—Live from the New Museum!

On Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm EST, join us to celebrate the opening of "Judy Chicago: Herstory" as the artist reflects on her sixty-year career and pioneering role in feminist art in conversation with exhibition curator Massimiliano Gioni.

Register for the live stream:

Celebrate the opening of Judy Chicago’s career‑spanning exhibition, “Herstory.” The artist will join Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, to reflect on her six‑decade career, her pioneering role in feminist art and discourse, and “City of Ladies,” the “exhibition-withi...

10/03/2023

H̶I̶S̶T̶O̶R̶Y̶ HERSTORY

The countdown to "Judy Chicago: Herstory" begins.
Opening October 12 at the New Museum: newmu.org/herstory

Image: Judy Chicago, "Immolation," 1972. Archival pigment print. ©️ Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist

10/02/2023

“Art history is a patriarchal paradigm.”—Judy Chicago

Opening on October 12, Judy Chicago tells “Herstory” in the first comprehensive New York museum survey spanning the artist’s sixty-year career. Discover Chicago’s tremendous impact on American art and her critical role in claiming space for women artists previously omitted from the canon: newmu.org/herstory

📣 We're thrilled to announce NEW INC's tenth-anniversary cohort! Working at the intersection of art, design, technology,...
09/22/2023

📣 We're thrilled to announce NEW INC's tenth-anniversary cohort! Working at the intersection of art, design, technology, and entrepreneurship, this dynamic group of new members includes individual practitioners, collectives, studios, nonprofits, and startups. Over the next year, they will participate in NEW INC's yearlong program that focuses on values-centered business education curriculum and mentorship and includes opportunities to showcase their work to the public.

Meet the new track members:

🧑‍💻 Art & Code is centered around redefining cultural and digital landscapes in collaboration with Rhizome ().

🧪 Creative Science employs modes of scientific inquiry to advance creativity and storytelling.

👾 Extended Realities works on expanding the artistic potential for technology to blur the physical and digital worlds.

📐 Social Architecture track, one of two new tracks launching this year, is focused on reconstructing social and public space through design and architecture.

🤝 Cooperative Studies track, the second new track designs care-based models for collective futures, fostering cultural value through projects at the intersection of social impact, the future of work, and cooperative organizing.

Learn more: https://www.newinc.org/

For her upcoming exhibition "Nothing New," conceptual and performance artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (aka Puppies Pupp...
09/19/2023

For her upcoming exhibition "Nothing New," conceptual and performance artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (aka Puppies Puppies) will transform the glass-walled Lobby Gallery into a mise-en-scène of her daily life. Puppies Puppies will use a fogging glass mechanism to alternately obscure and reveal her activities in the gallery—a portion of which will be a duplicate of the artist’s actual bedroom—foregrounding themes of visibility, representation, and cultural consumption.

Kuriki-Olivo's past work centered a refusal to be seen—she has used proxies to speak or act on her behalf during studio visits, interviews, and performances; donned costumes that function as avatars, dressing as SpongeBob, a Minion, Gollum, Freddy Krueger, and Lady Liberty; and staged performances in absentia. “Nothing New” marks an important shift in the artist’s practice, as Kuriki-Olivo explores new registers of transparency and obfuscation by inviting visitors to experience her life as if through a screen.

"Nothing New" opens October 12, only at the New Museum! Learn more:https://bit.ly/3Zl70e6.

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), Public shower (shower is available to be used), 2016. Performance, shower (public shower participant). Image courtesy the artist; Kunsthaus, Glarus; Balice Hertling, Paris; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Stefan Burger

09/18/2023

⚠️ We are closed for installation of "Judy Chicago: Herstory," the first comprehensive New York museum exhibition of work from the iconic feminist artist's sixty-year career! "Herstory" encompasses the full breadth of Chicago's contributions across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking. Opening October 12!

Tickets onsale now—get yours today! 🎟️ https://bit.ly/2QJFXGI

Judy Chicago, "Marie Antoinette, from The Great Ladies Series," 1973. Sprayed acrylic on canvas. Collection Elizabeth A. Sackler. © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

⏳ Final Weekend ⏳ This is your last chance to experience our summer shows, closing September 17!🎟️ Get your tickets toda...
09/15/2023

⏳ Final Weekend ⏳ This is your last chance to experience our summer shows, closing September 17!

🎟️ Get your tickets today at the link in our bio!

Photos: Liz Ligon

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New Art, New Ideas

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.

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