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New Museum

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Address: 235 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002
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Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Focusing on experimental ideas and exhibits portraying the development of...

Focusing on experimental ideas and exhibits portraying the development of emerging artists, this unique museum's collection includes unusual, abstract art from around the world.

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Cool Rist exhibit, but small and expensive for limited gallery space

The Pipilotti Rist (Pixel Forest) exhibit is what drew us here--it was really creative and innovative. But the $18 admission is a bit steep for 3 (or 4?) fairly small floors of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Armonk
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How this place calls itself a museum is beyond me. Other than the 4 closed floors all the displays were videos and they included nudity dead fish and other bizarre things. I couldn't get myself and my kids out of there fast enough.

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Thank orrdin
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a weekday, we had to queue from outside to get in the museum. Waited for about 20 minutes to get in the cold winter afternoon. The wait was worth it especially when I saw Pippiloti Rist's exhibit. Start from the top going down.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Museum on the Bowery is a contemporary art museum. The current show, Pixel Forests by Pipilotti Rist is awesome--3 floors of digital magic, color and sound. Enjoy lying on a bed of cushions and look up and around you at changing displays and colors. New age music surrounds you as you wander through these digital landscapes, among body... More 

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Thank Bobbie B
New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with a previous reviewer -- a waste of time. Three floors were closed and just some bizarre movies playing -- it all had to do with emotions. Won't be going back there!

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Thank MaBell49
Princeton, NJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was garbage. Three floors were shut, four were open. There were tv screens with bizarre videos (ex. one about a fake dog and dog food). Waste of time and money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pipilotti Rist (Pixel Forest) exhibit is what drew us here--it was really creative and innovative. But the $18 admission is a bit steep for 3 (or 4?) fairly small floors of gallery space. Just make sure you really want to see the exhibit before you go. Their website is helpful--I found out we could bring gently worn coats for... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I love art. The new museum was very enjoyable. If you love art and have 25 bucks to spare drop by and enjoy yourself. It was very enlightening. Must visit in your the NYC area.

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Thank Melissa T
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you have seen all of the pics on Instagram it is just as good as it looks. This was my first visit to the New Museum and we were lucky that we went late afternoon on a very cold day so didn't have to wait to get into the exhibition. I loved the way the museum felt like a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

First time visit to the new location The video and light exhibit is unusual and quite good. Glad we didn't miss it. We waited 45 minutes on line on a freezing January day but it was well worth it. Once you get inside you can wander around and take it all in either standing, sitting or laying on couches or... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

are well worth seeing, but only eight more days -- close January 15, 2017. If you miss them, there are many other wonders here. Well worth a trip to the Bowery.

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