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New Museum Ups Ticket Price for Carsten Höller Show

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Carson Höller's sensory deprivation pool, where viewers can float in a body-temperature saline mix, now installed at the New Museum.. Carson Höller's sensory deprivation pool, where viewers can float in a body-temperature saline mix, now installed at the New Museum.. (Photo: © Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy the artist and New Museum of Contemporary Art.)

A 100-foot tubular slide and sensory deprivation saline pool are drawing crowds — and cash — to the New Museum in downtown Manhattan.

Carsten Höller: Experience,” a show by the Brussels, Belgium artist that plays with perception, is poised to be the museum's best attended exhibition in its 35-year history.

The average daily attendance for the exhibition is 1,700 visitors, according to the museum. That moved the museum to hire additional staff members and raise ticket prices to $16 from $12.

The museum said the increase was "most likely not a permanent one."

Although Experience closes on Jan. 15, the New Museum said it planned to extend the closing date for the slide by an extra week.

The museum will also be open during special holiday hours to accommodate the crowds. It will be closed on Dec. 25 but open on Dec. 26 and 27, and on New Year's Day. Visitors can also visit the show each Thursday for free from 7 to 9 P.M.

With reporting from Gisele Regatao

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Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

CHEAP TICKETS may be a slogan for theater goers, but it implies cheap performances. Germany, Great Britain and Austria have a considerable number of venues for all formats at reasonable ticket prices. In London the legit theaters and the Coliseum, where they put on musicals, opera and concerts, are state supported to keep the ticket prices low. The movies, on the other hand, cost more than a live show. I am a Wagnerian romantischer heldentenor, opera composer: "Shakespeare" & "The Political Shakespeare" & the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where professional actors are trained for the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers are coached in the Wagner roles and voice production and dramaturgy techniques. I may be reached by phone at the Institute. My next concert in New York will be on Saturday, June 9th at the YOGA EXPO at the SOHO venue at the New Yorker Hotel. The title of the concert is BRING HIM HOME, with that song from the musical LES MISERABLES, encouraging the return of our armed forces and inspiring hope and love of country with This Land is Your Land, The House I Live In, You'll Never Walk Alone, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Billy Bigelow's Soliloquy from Carousel, Granada, The House I Live In, Wien, Wien, nur du Allein, The Impossible Dream [The Quest], Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Do You Hear the People Sing?, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Kumbaya, Earth Anthem and eight other selections.

May. 21 2012 08:49 AM

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