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New Museum Announces Further Expansion with New OMA-Designed Building at 231 Bowery

Posted October 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, the New Museum is pulling out the stops. Phase one being underway already – the expansion of two new gallery spaces next door at 231 Bowery – the institution just announced the next phase. A new building on the same site, designed by architecture firm OMA, Rem Koolhaas, […]

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New Museum Adds 2 Galleries this Week as Part of Expansion into 231 Bowery

Posted September 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

The forty-year-old New Museum, on the Bowery for eleven years already, is on course to renovate the adjacent property and increase its overall footprint. Starting this week – more than a year after first announcing the expansion – the ground level will be ready for a slate of art programming. “The expansion effort will ultimately enable the […]

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Chris Burden’s ‘Ghost Ship’ Removed from the New Museum After 4 Years

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New Museum is in expansion mode. In due course, the forty-year-old institution will expand its capabilities and facilities next door to 233 Bowery. Okay, fine. But what of the appendage protruding from its boxy facade? The life-sized nautical ornament was pried from its four-story perch at the end of July. It was four years […]

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New Museum Announces Return of ‘IdeasCity Festival’ in September

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

The fourth edition of the New Museum’s “IdeasCity New York” is just around the corner. As in prior years, the museum’s civic platform for conversation will set the stage, entwined with the artistc and cultural interpretation of the future of cities. Wrapping up its two-year cycle of global residencies taking place in Detroit, Athens, and […]

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Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

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The New Museum Announces Expansion into 231 Bowery

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the New Museum announced this week that it’s launched an $80 million capital campaign to help expand programming. On the ground, this means that the art institution, on the Bowery for ten years already, will renovate the adjacent property and nearly double in size. The goal is to […]

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Recap: Ideas City Festival 2015 and Its Puzzling Foam Booths [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

This past Saturday, the Ideas City festival attempted to make “The Invisible City” visible. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, Ideas City tries to address key challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world. This year, the theme was “Invisible Cities,” focusing on questions of transparency and surveillance, citizenship, expression and suppression, and key […]

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The New Museum’s Biennial ‘Ideas City Festival’ Begins Tomorrow

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

The New Museum is once again bringing the biennial IDEAS CITY Festival back to the Bowery. This time the theme is “The Invisible City,” in which the festival will explore hot topics such as surveillance, citizenship, expression and suppression, and the basic, never-ending desire to be seen in the city. It’s a way of paying tribute to Italo Calvino’s […]

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DOT Rolling Out New Eastbound Bike Lane Across Entirety of Spring Street to the Bowery

Posted March 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

  The Department of Transportation is but a few months from unveiling a massive new Class 2 bike lane project that’ll occupy the waistline of downtown Manhattan. Spring Street is the focus, currently making its journey through the approval stage at the community board level. The proposed plan is to implement a continuous east-west route […]

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Recap: Darren Aronofsky Talks About His Movies and Love for Chinatown at New Museum Event

Posted October 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

“There were two types of Brooklynites [growing up],” Darren Aronofsky noted. “People who stay in Brooklyn and people who wanna get to the ‘big city.’” Last night, the beloved Brooklyn-born director crossed that river and participated in a candid discussion with novelist Lynne Tillman at the New Museum. The intimate affair was actually the public […]

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