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Screen Versus Self in the Museum

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Do we exist or are our lives on the screen more authentic than what takes place everyday in our kitchen?" asks art critic Deborah Solomon after visiting the New Museum's Triennial.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Most Reviled Artist Is Back

Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s been 15 years since the mayor threatened to cut funding to the Brooklyn Museum over Chris Ofili’s painting of a black Virgin Mary covered in feces. 

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Art That Reaches Beyond Palestine

Friday, July 25, 2014

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

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WNYC News

Refugee Camps and Matchboxes: Art from the Arab World

Sunday, July 20, 2014

While stories of conflict in Arab nations fill the news, an exhibit at the New Museum presents the personal testimony of 45 Arab artists.

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Ten Musicians in One Art Piece About Marriage and Lust

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The work was inspired by a sex scene that included the artist's parents — and was captured on film.

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A Chance to Paint the Museum's Walls

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pawel Althamer's show at the New Museum includes a floor where the public is invited to draw with him.

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Burden Brings Motorcycles, Crane Trucks and Toys to New Museum

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The artist who got an assistant to shoot him in the arm in the '70s has a new show with toys and trucks in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

1993 Calling

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A new project from the New Museum and Droga5 has re-purposed New York City payphones to share stories from 20 years ago. Pick up a phone, call 1-855-FOR-1993, and you'll hear a story about that block in '93. And if you're in TriBeCa, Inwood, or the Upper West Side, you'll hear Brian Lehrer's voice!

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Weekend Staff Picks: Get Outside, Spring is Here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Use a payphone, stop and smell the roses or watch as ladies in their Easter finery promenade up and down Fifth Avenue. These are just some of the suggestions WNYC staff have for this spring weekend.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The portraiture of Alice Neel in Chelsea, the weird-grotesque films of a Swedish artist at the New Museum and the filmy interiors of a post-Impressionist at the Jewish Museum. Plus: photographic narratives at MoMA and text-based works in Tribeca. There's lots going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Ungovernables: The New Museum Triennial

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WNYC

What to see in the second installment of the Downtown Manhattan museum's survey of young artists from around the world.

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Features

New Museum Ups Ticket Price for Carsten Höller Show

Thursday, December 08, 2011

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

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City Officials Give the New Museum's Carsten Höller Show the Green Light

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Since the New Museum's Carsten Höller "Experience" exhibition opened last Wednesday, city agencies have been investigating three of the show's installations: a 100-foot tube slide, a mirrored carousel and a saline sensory deprivation pool. On Tuesday, city officials gave the green light to the installations.

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Artist in Wonderland: Carsten Höller at the New Museum

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WNYC

Giant mushrooms in the lobby. Pills that pop from the ceiling. And a sensory deprivation pool where museum-goers can float weightlessly in a body-temperature solution of salty water. Oh, and did I mention the 100-foot slide that runs from the fourth floor to the second? Carsten Höller's new exhibit "Experience" opens Wednesday at the New Museum.

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Gallerina's Summer Art Round-Up

Thursday, August 18, 2011

WNYC

It’s the middle of August -- and that means all things artsy fartsy have come to a veritable standstill or, in some cases, migrated to the Hamptons, where they've gotten lost in a frothing vortex of white parties and Cristal. That does not mean, however, that there isn’t some serious art greatness to check out in the city. In lieu of my regular Must-See Arts datebook, here’s a guide to my favorite summer shows:

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Old City, New Ideas: The Festival of Ideas Kicks off on the Lower East Side

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Beginning on Wednesday, new ideas are coming to New York City. The Festival of Ideas for the New City pairs workshops and lectures about everything from sustainability to urban planning to public policy in various locations on the Lower East Side.

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New Sculpture Retrospective Comes To the New Museum

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

On Wednesday, sculptor Lynda Benglis’ works from the last forty years will be covering the walls and floors of the museum. Check out a slideshow of her work here.

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New Museum Installs Controversial Wojnarowicz Video, Following Smithsonian Censorship

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

WNYC

Click here to get WNYC arts writer Carolina Miranda's take. Plus, let us know what you think of the video.

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New Museum Installs Controversial David Wojnarowicz Video

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The New Museum has installed "Fire In My Belly" in its lobby. The video, which is by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz, was on view in the Smithsonian last week as part of a gay-themed exhibit. The Smithsonian took the video down on November 30, after the Catholic League called it an act of "hate speech" for several seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix during the film.

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New Museum Installs 28-Foot Tall Rose on Facade

Monday, November 15, 2010

If you're walking down the Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side this week, you may notice something different on the facade of the New Museum.

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