The first new art museum ever constructed from the ground up below 14th Street, the aptly named New Museum marks a major contribution to the continuing revitalization of downtown Manhattan. The bold seven-storey building, designed by the cutting-edge Tokyo architectural firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA, opened in December 2007, housing three main gallery levels, a theatre, a café and roof terraces. The focus here is on emerging media and surveys of important but under-recognised artists—further evidence of its pioneering spirit.
|Venue name:||New Museum of Contemporary Art|
|Cross street:||at Prince St|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||$16, seniors $14, students $10, children under 18 free. Thu 7–9pm pay as you wish with a suggested minimum of $2.|