New Museum of Contemporary Art


New Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world. Over the past five years, the New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among many other countries. The Museum presents the work of under-recognized artists, and has mounted ambitious surveys of important figures such as Ana Mendieta, William Kentridge, David Wojnarowicz, Paul McCarthy and Andrea Zittel before they received widespread public recognition. In 2003, the New Museum formed an affiliation with Rhizome, a leading online platform for global new media art.

In 2005, the museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/06/nyregion/06donate.html?ex=1278302400&en=93a1beabd4ede5b8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss City Groups Get Bloomberg Gift of $20 Million - New York Times ] ] [ [http://carnegie.org/sub/news/anon2005.html Carnegie Corporation - News ] ]

In December 2007, the New Museum opened the doors to its new location on 235 Bowery, at Prince Street. This new facility, designed by the Tokyo-based firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA and the New York-based firm Gensler, has greatly expanded the Museum’s exhibitions and space. In March 2008, the museum's new building was named one of the architectural seven wonders by Conde Nast Traveler.Cite web|url=http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080330/LIFE0602/803300364|title=Structures Considered Most Amazing in World|accessdate=2008-03-30|year=2008-03-30|author=Associated Press|work=The News Leader]

The Director of the Museum is Lisa Phillips.The curatorial staff includes Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, Massimiliano Gioni, Eungie Joo, Lauren Cornell, Benjamin Godsill, Jarrett Gregory, and Amy Mackie.

References

ee also

*List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City

External links

* [http://www.newmuseum.org/ Official website]
* [http://www.boweryartisttribute.org/ "Bowery Artist Tribute"]


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