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New Museum of Contemporary Art

235 Bowery
New York City, NY 10002

Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan

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On December 1, 2007, the New Museum opens its first freestanding, dedicated building. Conceived as a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core, this innovative structure has a variety of open, fluid, and light-filled spaces, with skylights created by the setbacks between floors. The exterior is clad in a seamless, anodized aluminum mesh, which emphasizes the volumes of the boxes while dressing the whole building in a delicate, softly shimmering skin.

The elegantly rough structure suits both the New Museum’s character as well as its neighborhood. Inaugural exhibitions include “Unmonumental,” an international group show in four parts, as well as exhibitions and special projects by YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Ugo Rondinone, Jeffrey Inaba, and Sharon Hayes.

Wednesday 12-6 PM
Thursday and Friday 12-10 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-6 PM
Monday and Tuesday closed
The seventh floor Sky Room with panoramic views is open on weekends only.
The Museum is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday.
CIT Free Thursday Evenings (from 7 PM to 10 PM).

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