New Museum

New York’s New Museum, founded in 1977, is a contemporary art museum home to new art and new ideas that welcomes the work of artists whose work hasn’t had much exposure.

The current building dates from 2007. Before this date, the museum had been located in different buildings: an office on the 4th floor of Hudson St, a space in the New School Gallery and a permanent exhibition in SoHo.

The museum has seven floors, of which three are for exhibitions. On the top floor you’ll find a trendy terrace with very good views of the city.

The museum offers free audio guides for iPods.

Not Worth Visiting

The New Museum might one day include a collection that is worth visiting, but for now, every time we have been to this gallery, we are always left wondering if the whole thing is a farce...

The best part of the visit is the façade of the building and the 7th floor terrace.


Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday to Sunday: 11am - 6pm


Adults: $18.
Seniors: $15.
Students: $12.
Less than 18: Free entry.
Free entry with the New York Pass.


Subway: Spring Street (line 6), Prince Street (lines N and R).
Bus: lines M103 and M6.

Nearby places

Tenement Museum (466 m)
Little Italy New York (485 m)
Lower East Side (513 m)
Chinatown New York (722 m)
SoHo New York (794 m)