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The ACER Erasure from the New Museum

Posted March 29, 2022 at 5:02 am

For ACER, it’s erasure. The New Museum woke up last Wednesday morning to some new storefront flare on the Bowery, as first reported here. A roughly twelve-foot tag about five stories up, spelling ACER. It was a major coup for an anonymous, west coast street writer without any social media presence. (We are told the […]

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The Vandal who Tagged the New Museum in a Big Way

Posted March 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

The New Museum yesterday morning woke up to some new exterior decoration. Not a Hell Yes rainbow, rose, or Ghost Ship, but a gigantic tag across its midsection. A west coast-based graffiti writer, ACER, climbed the stacked blocks to paint the black-white-and-red tag six stories above the Bowery.

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The New Museum Returns to the Bowery from Pandemic Sidelining

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:07 am

After being sidelined for six months, the New Museum is back. They reopened their doors earlier this week to the public at large. As previously noted, three new exhibits will grace the space and run through the remainder of 2020; “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” “Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,” and “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around […]

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New Museum Set to Reopen September 15

Posted August 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

The New Museum is testing the waters by reopening during the pandemic. Having been closed for six months – basically since COVID-19 began its spread through the city – the longstanding art institution on the Bowery plans to open its doors to the public starting on September 15. Three new exhibits will grace the space and […]

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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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Nascent New Museum Union Threatens Strike

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

Despite months of negotiating, the New Museum and its employees seem to be at a stalemate when it comes to contract provisions. Last week, members of the recently formed New Museum Union voted 96% in favor of striking if an agreement could not be reached regarding fair wages, health benefits, seniority rights, and overtime. Low […]

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Here’s the First Rendering of the 7-Story New Museum Annex on the Bowery

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the New Museum, some headlines unrelated to the staff union. Indeed, the art hub on the Bowery yesterday announced the design of a new sidecar building on the property it acquired a decade ago. Designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas, the development at 231 Bowery is eleven years in the making. The New […]

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New Museum Union Protests on the Bowery as Contract Negotiations Continue

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

Members of the nascent New Museum workers union congregated on the Bowery yesterday evening to protest alleged mistreatment by management. The vocal stunt went down as the institution’s summer exhibitions opened to the public. The disgruntled distributed leaflets alleging the New Museum had “disparaged” the group’s health care and wage proposals, and that the museum […]

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New Museum Expansion on the Bowery Includes 8-Story Addition Next Door [Updated]

Last modified April 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

More than a dozen years into its tenure on the Bowery, the New Museum is now looking to grow its footprint. The art gallery filed plans with Department of Buildings Friday morning to construct a new eight-story building next door at 231 Bowery. (It’s filed under 235 Bowery because the two lots were previously merged.) […]

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Celebrating 40 Years, Free Admission to the New Museum this Weekend

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

This weekend, the New Museum is celebrating its fortieth anniversary by handing out free admission to all visitors, as well as extending visiting hours. To commemorate the occasion, the arts institution has tapped forty artists to come together in conversation for “Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue to Celebrate the New Museum’s […]

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