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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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Nascent New Museum Union Threatens Strike

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

Despite months of negotiating, the New Museum and its employees seem to be at a stalemate when it comes to contract provisions. Last week, members of the recently formed New Museum Union voted 96% in favor of striking if an agreement could not be reached regarding fair wages, health benefits, seniority rights, and overtime. Low […]

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Here’s the First Rendering of the 7-Story New Museum Annex on the Bowery

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the New Museum, some headlines unrelated to the staff union. Indeed, the art hub on the Bowery yesterday announced the design of a new sidecar building on the property it acquired a decade ago. Designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas, the development at 231 Bowery is eleven years in the making. The New […]

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New Museum Union Protests on the Bowery as Contract Negotiations Continue

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

Members of the nascent New Museum workers union congregated on the Bowery yesterday evening to protest alleged mistreatment by management. The vocal stunt went down as the institution’s summer exhibitions opened to the public. The disgruntled distributed leaflets alleging the New Museum had “disparaged” the group’s health care and wage proposals, and that the museum […]

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New Museum Expansion on the Bowery Includes 8-Story Addition Next Door [Updated]

Last modified April 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

More than a dozen years into its tenure on the Bowery, the New Museum is now looking to grow its footprint. The art gallery filed plans with Department of Buildings Friday morning to construct a new eight-story building next door at 231 Bowery. (It’s filed under 235 Bowery because the two lots were previously merged.) […]

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Celebrating 40 Years, Free Admission to the New Museum this Weekend

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

This weekend, the New Museum is celebrating its fortieth anniversary by handing out free admission to all visitors, as well as extending visiting hours. To commemorate the occasion, the arts institution has tapped forty artists to come together in conversation for “Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue to Celebrate the New Museum’s […]

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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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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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New Museum Partners with Hester Street Fair for New Cafe

Posted September 30, 2013 at 6:10 am

Beginning this Wednesday, two nascent Lower East Side brands will work together on a new cafe concept. The New Museum is joining forces with the three-year-old Hester Street Fair to launch the in-house “Hester Street Cafe.” It’ll be a foodie haven. Curated by the Hester folks, the cafeteria will operate similar to the weekly market […]

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New Museum Unveils Chris Burden ‘Ghost Ship’ on Its Façade

Last modified September 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Bowery… Mere days after the New Museum pruned its flower, there’s new growth to report. So to speak. Two enormous thirty-six-foot towers were hoisted to the rooftop of 235 Bowery in the wee hours of Wednesday. The second piece of Chris Burden’s puzzle was placed just after […]

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