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Dive deeper into our summer exhibitions with monographic catalogues for "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott," "Kapwani Kiwanga: Off-Grid," and "Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca: Five Times Brazil"! Read more and purchase here:
Tomorrow's panel discussion and book launch for “El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture” by Chika Okeke-Agulu and the late Okwui Enwezor is SOLD OUT! The talk will be recorded and shared in the coming weeks on our YouTube channel—follow here for updates.
On this day in 2012, “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989” opened at the New Museum! The exhibition included many rarely-seen works—including the door to Keith Haring’s studio at 235 Broome Street which was covered in drawings, doodles and tags:
🎤 Artist talk alert! Join us on September 29 for a conversation with artist Kapwani Kiwanga and Massimiliano Gioni. Get tickets
Join us on September 22 for a book launch panel discussion celebrating “El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture” by Chika Okeke-Agulu and Okwui Enwezor, featuring Massimiliano Gioni, Jason Farago, and Julian Lucas. Get your tickets here:
Work by the 2018 New Museum Triennial artist Julia Phillips on view in “The Milk of Dreams,” the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale through November 27. Learn more about "Songs for Sabotage" at the New Museum:
ICYMI: Rashid Johnson and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation 🤝 Presented on the occasion of “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” on April 15, 2021. Watch @RashidJohnsonn#rashidjohnsonn#griefandgrievancee3
“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" artist #ChristinaQuarles’s work is currently on display in the main exhibition “The Milk of Dreams” at the Venice Biennale through November 27. Learn more about “Trigger” at the New Museum:
🎟️ Don't miss the world premiere of "More or Less," a new performance created by the New Museum's 2022 artist in residence, Ilya Vidrin! Performances on September 9 and 10 will take place in the New Museum Theater. Get your tickets
❗Last chance❗We've got two opportunities for educators, youth, and grad students! Apply for our Gallery and Youth Fellowships by September 5 and Teacher Advisory Council by September 12. Come work with us! Learn more and apply here:
🚀 3, 2, 1... Relaunch! We've relaunched the New Museum YouTube channel—subscribe to stay up to date with new art and new
Culminating their 2022 artist residency with our Dept of Education and Public Engagement, Ilya Vidrin presents a performance "More or Less" on 9/9 and 9/10—get your tickets today: Photos: Lo K. Clayton
#MarianaCastilloDeball's first museum exhibition in NY was at the New Museum in 2019. See Deball’s work on display at the Mexico pavilion at the Venice Biennale through Nov 27, and learn more about “Finding Oneself Outside” at the New Museum Archive:
Can you spot the similarities? 👀 A painting#RobertColescottt and a sculptural relief by#DoreenLynetteGarnerr are inspired, respectively, by the work of old masters with abolitionist tendencies: Théodore Géricault and J.M.W. Turner.t
🎂Happy Birthday, Robert Colescott! Born on August 26, 1925, Colescott would have turned 97 years old today. Famous for his relentless and provocative work, Colescott is one of the most consequential artists of his time. #RobertColescottt#otddH
For "More or Less" on September 9 and 10, dancers will move in pairs, individually, and as a group to investigate relationships as they deliberately encounter their own bodies, one another, and physical and sonic elements within the New Mu theater:
"Soft Water Hard Stone" artist Jes Fan's work can be seen in “The Milk of Dreams,” the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale, through November 27. Learn more about the New Museum 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone” here:
Visit our summer exhibitions, which include the largest presentation to date of works by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca on the Third Floor. Pay what you wish tickets tonight from 7–9 p.m.!
⛓️ Join us today at 3 p.m. for a live, 45-minute virtual tour of "Kapwani Kiwanga: Off-Grid" with Teaching Artist troizel. Register here:
Join us for a screening this Sunday August 14 of "The Formaldehyde Trip," Naomi Rincón Gallardo's mesmerizing vision of a “mythical-critical surrealism” that offers alternatives to hegemonic ways of understanding reality. Included w/ admission. Learn more:
Tonight's your perfect opportunity to revel in "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott" with pay-what-you-wish tickets available from 7–9 pm! Reserve tickets here:
We're expanding and demolition has begun! Visitors may see scaffolding, sidewalk barriers, or hear construction while in the galleries as we as we prepare for the New Museum's building expansion. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience! #NewNewMu
"Doreen Lynette Garner renders flesh in silicone with unforgiving realism, representing the pathology of colonialism, slavery, and white supremacy." Read a review of "Doreen Lynette Garner: REVOLTED" in Hyperallergic: #doreenlynettegarner
Sable Elyse Smith—whose work has been shown on numerous occasions at New Mu—is presenting work in two biennials this year: at @whitneymuseum and @la_Biennale. Smith's work was most recently shown at New Mu in “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”:
Three years after serving in the US army in Europe, Robert Colescott went to France on the GI Bill, where he studied in the studio of the French modernist Fernand Léger. Can you spot Léger's influence on Colescott's paintings? 👀 #RobertColescottt#FernandLégerrg
#KapwaniKiwanga's work "Maya-Bantu" (2019), on view on our Fourth Floor, is made from accumulated layers of sisal—a fiber native to Mexico that was later cultivated by German settlers in Tanzania, where it became a staple of the local economy.
.@NEWINC is seeking mentors to support the 2022–2023 Member cohort! The expression of interest form is open from now through August 12—apply here:
Created for the Brazilian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, the two-channel video installation "Swinguerra" (2019) questions social categories of gender and sexuality through narrative, choreography, and lyrics. On view now as part of "Five Times Brazil."
Interested in developing your teaching practice? Check out the below opportunities: 🎨 Gallery Teaching Fellowship (apply by Sept 5) 🔮 Youth Teaching Fellowship (apply by Sept 5) 📚 Teacher Advisory Council (apply by Sept 12) Apply
Today is the day—Community Day is upon us! Folks with proof of residency in neighboring zip codes are invited to join us for a special, free-admission day of art. Learn more and reserve your tickets here—first come, first served:
Friends and neighbors—tomorrow is Community Day! Join us for: ➡️ Gallery Tours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. ➡️ Art Making: 12 p.m.–5 p.m. ➡️ Open Rehearsal with Ilya Vidrin: 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Learn more about eligibility and how to reserve your tix here:
It's Thursday—you know what that means: pay-what-you-wish from 7–9 PM! 💃 Reserve your tickets
This Thursday: join @NEWINC for the final edition in the ONX Artist Series with Ian Cheng and Antoine Catala RSVP here:…
Today, we’re looking back to one of the most iconic pieces from last year’s Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone”—Gabriel Chaile’s three-foot clay sculpture titled "Mamá Luchona." Learn more about the 2021 Triennial at New Museum here:
#KapwaniKiwanga's work interrogates the way visibility is used as a power structure. Read more in Simon Wu's essay "On Opacity: How Artists Resist “Representation” and Legibility" in Art in America here:
Tonight, join @NEWINC and the @acehotel Brooklyn for "digital music distribution (2022 remix)," a panel with Emma Burgess-Olson (Umfang), Jace Clayton (DJ/Rupture), Straith Schreder (, and Goldie Harrison (United Masters):
The artist #CarrieMaeWeems collaborated with #RobertColescott, and will join Lowery Stokes Sims and Mimi Roberts for a panel discussion this evening on the impact of Colescott's art. Get tickets here:
🚨 Tomorrow 🚨 Don't miss out on a panel discussion with a trio of legendary women in the arts—curators Lowery Stokes Sims and Mimi Roberts along with artist Carrie Mae Weems.
The bold works of #RobertColescott traverse art history to offer satirical takes on American culture that were often ahead of their time. This Thursday, join Lowery Stokes Sims, Carrie Mae Weems and Mimi Roberts for a panel on Colescott:
#BarbaraKruger—whose work is now newly on view at @MuseumModernArt and in the main exhibition at @la_Biennale—showed her work at the New Museum in the 1990 exhibition, “The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s.” : #NewMuseumArchives
Community Day is July 30! Community members with proof of residency in the zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, 10012, 10013 can reserve free tickets today here:
Join the legendary curator Lowery Stokes Sims—who organized "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott"—for a panel discussion with artist Carrie Mae Weems and cultural leader Mimi Roberts on July 21! Tickets: #robertcolescott #lowerystokessims
If we text you "◻️ 💵⏱◻️" it means pay-what-you-wish is TONIGHT from 7–9 p.m.
🤲 Ready to move your body to expand your mind? Try New Museum artist-in-residence Ilya Vidrin's Somatic Partnering Workshop! This event will take place tomorrow, Friday July 15, at 2:00 p.m.—get tickets at the link in bio.K
Now on view: "The Formaldehyde Trip" (2017) by Naomi Rincón Gallardo as part of our Screens Series on the Lower Level. Save the date for a performative screening led by Gallardo on October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
This Friday at 2 p.m., join our artist-in-residence Ilya Vidrin for a two-hour workshop, featuring guided physical practice, shared reflection, and facilitated dialogue. All bodies and physical abilities welcome. Tickets available here:
#SimoneLeigh made history this year as the first Black woman to represent the US at @la_Biennale—on view through November 27. In 2016, Leigh presented “The Waiting Room” at the New Mu, which explored ideas of care, healing, and medicine. Learn more:
Doreen Lynette Garner’s practice exposes the history and enduring effects of racial violence in the United States through the frameworks of medicine and pathology. Now on view: "Doreen Lynette Garner: REVOLTED" in the Lobby Gallery. Get tickets today:
🔮 Have you experienced Kapwani Kiwanga's "Cloak," a new site-specific body of work installed on the Fourth Floor? On view through October 16—get tickets Photo: Dario Lasagniq
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