Cultural Fun at the New Museum

Cultural Fun at the New Museum

NYC is known for its storied art museums on the Upper East Side and plethora of galleries in Chelsea, but the Lower East Side also has a pretty happening art scene. In recent years, galleries have popped up below 14th Street, but when it comes to the crowned jewel of downtown offerings, the New Museum deserves the top award.

The New Museum was one of the first institutions devoted to contemporary art to be established in NYC since World War II. The museum’s impressive list of holdings includes works but some of the art world’s biggest names. Of course you can tour the museum solo, but if you want an in-depth look at current exhibitions, opt for New Perspectives tour.

The New Museum Teaching Fellow—an emerging scholar in art history or a related field, leads the museum’s New Perspectives tours. The current Teaching Fellow is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She will lead an in-depth discussion about the museum’s current exhibition Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric tomorrow at 3 p.m. The tour will focus on Macuga’s The Nature of the Beast (2009). New Perspectives tours are free with museum admission.

If you are traveling to the museum with the kids in tow, June 4 is First Saturday for Families at the museum. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and include a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories.


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