Showing posts with label The New Museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The New Museum. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The New Museum is collecting coats for the Bowery Mission

Photo courtesy of the Bowery Mission 

The New Museum's coat drive continues through Dec. 31 ... with everything collected going to their neighbors at the Bowery Mission

Bring your new or gently-worn winter coats (preferably in larger sizes) to the New Museum or the Bowery Mission. Participants will receive two free tickets to the Museum (valid through Feb. 5). Note that we cannot accept children's coats. 
You can drop off the coats at the museum, 235 Bowery at Prince Street, Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Meanwhile, you can check this link for current exhibits at the New Museum.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Demolition complete on the Bowery for the New Museum annex

Demolition is complete at 231 Bowery, the former 6-floor building that stood next to the New Museum here at Prince Street.

This space will eventually yield to the New Museum's 8-story annex...
News of the annex, which will nearly double the New Museum's size to 115,277 square feet, dates to 2016

Here's more about the new building designed by OMA, Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas ... via the OMA website:
The sleek, angular volume will connect laterally to the original museum and house three gallery floors, a cafe, a bookstore, offices, community and educational program space, art storage, and outdoor terraces. 

As a reminder, the renderings (via OMA) for the new structure ... as first seen when the plans were announced in June 2019... 

No. 231 on the Bowery was home to Daroma Restaurant Equipment until the spring of 2011 when they moved down the Bowery (and the owner pleaded guilty to tax fraud). The New Museum bought the building for $16.6 million in September 2008. According to The New York Timesthe address once provided "raw studio space for seminal New York artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann."

The New Museum opened on the Bowery in December 2007. No word on an opening date for the annex. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The New Museum unveils plans for expanded facility on the Bowery

[Photo courtesy the New Museum. Dean Kaufman, 2015]

The New Museum yesterday revealed plans for its planned expansion slated for 2022 ... here's a look at the new structure designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas proposed for 231 Bowery, which will include a ground-floor restaurant...

[Rendering view from Prince Street]

And here's the announcement via the EVG inbox...

The design complements and respects the integrity of the Museum’s SANAA-designed flagship building and replaces the Museum’s 50,000 square foot adjacent property at 231 Bowery, acquired in 2008. The new seven-story, 60,000 square foot building will include three floors of galleries, doubling the Museum’s exhibition space, along with additional space for the Museum’s many community and education programs ...

And the funding for this?

To date the New Museum has raised $79 million toward its Capital Campaign goal of $89 million, with $63 million in construction costs. This includes $3.1 million from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding provided by the NYC Mayor’s Office, New York City Council, and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.

A total of $1.84 million has been awarded under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, through the New York State Council on the Arts and Empire State Development. Groundbreaking for the new building is scheduled to start in 2020. The Museum will remain open and operational during most of the construction period, with a projected opening in 2022.

And what will be in the new building?

The Museum acquired the current building at 231 Bowery eleven years ago to provide additional space for expanded programs. Gradually over the past decade, the Museum has used the building to capacity for a range of activities including additional gallery space...

The layout of the building program is as follows: lower levels devoted to back of house and storage; the ground floor to feature a new restaurant, expanded lobby, and bookstore, along with a public plaza set back at street level; second, third, and fourth floors for galleries; fifth floor for NEW INC; sixth floor for an artist-in-residence studio, as well as a forum for events and gathering, which leads to the seventh floor for Education programming and additional events; and an atrium stair on the west façade, connecting each of the floors, along with an elevator core at the front and rear.

Meanwhile, per published reports, the cost of the expansion has been a point of contention for the New Museum union (formed in January), "which has alleged that its workers are not being adequately paid by the institution."

As ARTnews reported, around 50 workers attended a demonstration outside the museum on Tuesday evening, distributing flyers "claiming that management had 'disparaged' the union’s wage proposals."

The New Museum opened on the Bowery in December 2007.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The New Museum is expanding on the Bowery

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Museum announces exhibition on the work of Raymond Pettibon

Via the EVG inbox today...

In February 2017, the New Museum will open a major exhibition focusing on the work of Raymond Pettibon. For over thirty years, Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings’ signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique.

Although Pettibon is unquestionably a pivotal figure of American art since the 1990s, he has never before had a major museum survey exhibition in New York. “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work” at the New Museum will be the largest presentation of Pettibon’s work to date, featuring more than 700 drawings from the 1960s to the present. It will also include a number of his early self-produced zines and artist’s books, as well as several videos made in collaboration with fellow artists and his musician friends. This unique collection of objects and distinctly immersive installation will provide insight into the mind of one of the most influential and visionary living American artists.

Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work” will be on view from February 8 to April 16, 2017.

The New Museum is at 235 Bowery between Stanton and Rivington.

You can check out a gallery of flyers Pettibon created for Black Flag here.

And here's a video on the art of Black Flag from 2013...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The New Museum is expanding on the Bowery

The New Museum will nearly double its size on the Bowery.

Here are some details via the EVG inbox...

The New Museum is launching an $80 million capital campaign to mark both the Museum’s fortieth anniversary and its tenth year on the Bowery. The campaign, which will support expansion and growth of Museum programs and more than double the endowment, has already received $43 million in lead gifts from several members of the Board of Trustees.

After nearly a decade on the Bowery, during which visitation has grown by 400 percent and the number of people served by its programs has grown 4,000 percent, the New Museum is bursting at the seams. Renovating its adjacent property at 231 Bowery will provide additional space for programs while adding urgently needed office and support spaces. The expansion effort will ultimately enable the Museum to double its exhibition galleries, expand educational initiatives, improve circulation, add more public amenities, and improve the visitor experience.

231 Bowery was home to Daroma Restaurant Equipment until the spring of 2011 when they moved down the Bowery (and the owner pleaded guilty to tax fraud). The New Museum bought the building for $16.6 million in September 2008.

According to The New York Times, the address once provided "raw studio space for seminal New York artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann."

The combined 231 and 235 "would increase the museum’s footprint for exhibition space, storage and offices to a little more than 100,000 square feet, from 58,000 square feet now," per the Times.

Photo courtesy the New Museum. Dean Kaufman, 2015

Friday, May 2, 2014

Google Glass is the lead sponsor for the 2015 New Museum Triennial

Via the EVG inbox ... from the New Museum at 235 Bowery...

The New Museum announced today that Google Glass will be the Lead Sponsor of the 2015 Triennial exhibition. The Triennial, a signature initiative of the New Museum, is the only recurring exhibition in New York City devoted to international, emerging artists. The Triennial provides an important platform for a new generation that is shaping the current discourse of contemporary art and the future of culture around the world.

The 2015 Triennial will open next February 2015 and will occupy the entire Museum ...

As part of this partnership, the New Museum will launch a visitor engagement app using Google Glass. The New Museum will introduce Glassware that enhances visitor engagement at the Triennial and enables the public to share their experiences.

[Image via]

Saturday, February 15, 2014

You can get into The New Museum for free by donating a winter coat

[A work by Paweł Althamer via The New Museum]

From the EVG inbox...

Beginning in February, the New Museum will present the first US museum exhibition devoted to the work of Paweł Althamer. Since the early 1990s, Althamer (b. 1967 Warsaw, Poland) has established a unique artistic practice and is admired for his expanded approach to sculptural representation and his experimental models of social collaboration. Althamer is predominantly known for figurative sculptures of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community. Beyond simple portraiture, these sculptures, along with the artist’s other activities, highlight the complex social, political, and psychological networks in which he operates. “Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors” will be on view on the Fourth, Third, and Second Floor galleries from February 12–April 13, 2014.

And about admission…

For his exhibition, Althamer has initiated a coat drive for the Bowery Mission, the Museum's neighbor, which has been serving the homeless and hungry since 1879. For the duration of the exhibition, visitors bringing new or gently used men's coats to the New Museum will receive free entry. All the coats will be donated to the Bowery Mission.

The New Museum is at 235 Bowery.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On the Bowery: CBGB and its impact on the visual arts and downtown nightlife

There's an interesting talk set for tomorrow night at the New Museum on the Bowery titled "Parallel Lines: Visual Art, CBGB, and Downtown Nightlife."

Here's a blurb about it:

A panel discussion about the impact of CBGB and the downtown club scene on the visual arts from 1975-1985. The participants are John Holmstrom, Pat Place, Marcia Resnick and Arturo Vega.

Marc H. Miller is serving as the moderator. We asked him to recall his first visit to CBGB, circa 1976:

"When I first walked into CBGB, I was surprised to see so many visual artists that I knew from Soho and Tribeca. Some were in bands, others had friends in bands and helped out by making posters and stuff, some took photographs, most just hung out. The funny thing was that nobody wanted to be called an artist. The art world seemed phony and pretentious at the time. The favorite word was “boring.” People were looking for action, for something real, for something that actually had an audience. The music scene provided an opening."

The panel is part of the ongoing "Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989" exhibit that runs through Jan. 6. (Tickets for the discussion are $8.)

And because I've only posted this video of one of my favorite songs 12-13 times on this site ... here we have the Bush Tetras, with Pat Place, on the Bowery...

[Image via Marc H. Miller]

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bettie and the Ramones head back to the Bowery

Starting on Sept. 19, the New Museum is paying tribute to the "original artwork, ephemera and performance documentation" by artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery.

The exhibit is titled "Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989." Per the release:

During these two decades, the Bowery was commonly identified with the furthest extremes of metropolitan decline — municipal neglect, homelessness, and substance abuse. As landlords and civil services abandoned the neighborhood, the subsequent cheap rents and permissive atmosphere drew artists downtown.

The Bowery’s lofts provided a social network where painters, photographers, performance artists, musicians, and filmmakers exchanged ideas and drew inspiration from this concentration of creative activity.

The collection has been assembled from the New Museum's own collection as well as 98 Bowery, the online portal that Marc H. Miller curates. (You can read our Q-and-A with Miller here.)

Miller told us that the Museum will be exhibiting Bettie & the Ramones, which marks the first time that Curt Hoppe's painting has been shown publicly since 1978. (The piece was part of the the Punk Art Exhibition in Washington D.C. in 1978. Read more about that here.)

[Photo by Marc H. Miller & Bettie Ringma]

Miller now owns the painting, and on Wednesday, workers packed it up for the trip from his Brooklyn home to the Bowery....

[Photos courtesy of 98 Bowery via Facebook]

In an interview with us in February 2010, Hoppe shared his favorite Ramones story:

My best memory about the Ramones has got to be when they signed the painting Bettie and the Ramones back in 1978. You can’t imagine the thrill of carrying that big 4’ x 6’ painting down the Bowery and getting the Ramones to specially come over to CBs in the afternoon just to sign it. Tommy was still in the group. They all just stood there staring at it. I think Joey was the only one who really got it.

Dee Dee was all hyper and kept asking their manager Danny Fields if it was OK to sign it. Then Johnny asked, "Who's Bettie?" I replied, "She's every Fan." When we carried that autographed painting back to 98, Marc, Bettie and I were just flying. I love the Ramones.

[Via Curt Hoppe's website, where you can find more of the Ramones]

The Bowery exhibition will include works by Barbara Ess, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Keith Haring, John Holmstrom, Hoppe, Colette Lumiere, Miller, Adrian Piper, Adam Purple, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Marcia Resnick, Bettie Ringma, Christy Rupp, Arleen Schloss, Charles Simonds, Eve Sonneman, Billy Sullivan, Paul Tschinkel, Arturo Vega and Martin Wong.

Read the release about "Come Closer" here.

For further reading on EV Grieve:
Life at 98 Bowery: 1969-1989

Revisiting Punk Art

Q-and-A with Curt Hoppe: Living on the Bowery, finding inspiration and shooting Mr. Softee