Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Museum

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977, is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world. In December 2007, the New Museum opened the doors to it's new location on 235 Bowery at Prince Street, and its new building was named one of the architectural seven wonders by Conde Nast Traveler.

That being said, the architecture may be the most interesting aspect of the museum; at least during our visit this weekend. There are four major exhibits, a different exhibit on each floor, each less exciting than the last. One floor that was somewhat disturbing staged a mock Israeli refugee hospice in the year 2048. Kevin and I got out of there quick while regretting our payment of $10 each for entry and $3 for a miniature bottle of diet Pepsi.

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