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New Museum

  • 235 Bowery Map It
  • Lower East Side

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

This seven-story, 60,000-square-foot structure—a glimmering, metal-mesh-clad assemblage of off-center squares—caused a small neighborhood uproar when it was built in 2007, with some residents slow to accept the nontraditional building. Not surprisingly, given the museum's name and the building, shows are all about contemporary art: previous exhibitions have included the popular Carsten Höller: Experience, featuring an adult-size tubular metal slide connecting the fourth and second floors, and a sensory-deprivation tank, among other things. If you're visiting on the weekend, check out the seventh-floor Skyroom and its panoramic views. From 10 to noon on the first Saturday of every month, the museum runs free family-oriented programs and events designed for kids ages 4 to 12. Thursday's pay-what-you-wish night always brings a fun-loving, hipster-heavy crowd out of the woodwork.

Sight Information

Address:

235 Bowery, at Prince St., New York, New York, 10002, USA

Map It

Phone:

212-219–1222

Sight Details:

  • $16 (pay-what-you-wish Thurs. 7–9)

Published 06/26/2015

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