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Always on the cutting-edge, the New Museum takes its name from The New School, where it originally opened in 1977. After a move to Soho, where it became a fixture throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the New Museum moved to its current home in 2007: A bold, purposed built seven-story building on the Bowery, designed by the Tokyo architectural firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA. Since then, it’s become a Lower East Side landmark, and houses three main gallery levels, a theater, a café and roof terraces. In 2017, the New Mu expanded into the building next door, creating additional exhibition spaces. Along with MoMA, the Whitney and the Guggenheim, the New Mu is of NYC’s must-see places to view the latest in contemporary art—as you’ll see in our list of current and upcoming shows at the New Museum.
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