The first new art museum ever constructed from the ground up below 14th Street, the aptly named New Museum of Contemporary Art marks a major contribution to the continuing revitalization of downtown Manhattan. The bold seven-story building, designed by the cutting-edge Tokyo architectural firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA, opened in December 2007, housing three main art gallery levels, a theater, a café and roof terraces. The focus here is on emerging media and surveys of important but under-recognized artists—further evidence of its pioneering spirit.
Where is the New Museum of Contemporary Art?
The New Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 235 Bowery near the corner of Prince St.
What's the best way to get there?
Take the J or Z subway to Bowery or the 6 to Spring St.