Meet New Museum, Manhattan's Only Dedicated Contemporary Art Museum

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As Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, the New Museum is known for being THE destination for new art and new ideas.

{Sidenote: I’ll be very clear here…if contemporary art is not your jam (read: kinda kooky, kinda off-the-wall installations sometime covered with glitter…ahem, below), then by all means, you’ll want to head uptown to take in more of the classics, if you get my drift.  However, if you can get down with hip and new and sometimes a little craycray, while appreciating that yes, some of it looks like things you constructed in your 4th grade art class, then by all means, go, go, GO!}


I attended the preview for their newest exhibit “Here and Elsewhere” last week, which is the first museum-wide exhibition in NYC to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world.  I dug the name, which references the words of Edward Said: “new critical attitudes toward art and images encourage us to look elsewhere in order to understand our here.”

The exhibit will be on display until September 28th.  Here are a few snapshots of my favorite exhibition pieces:

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Let’s talk contemporary art…do you dig it, or not your jam?  Share in the comments below!

WHERE: New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, New York
TICKETS: $16, but Thursday evenings from 7-9pm pay-what-you-wish



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