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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 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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