Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
New Museum will celebrate its fortieth anniversary with free admission for all visitors and extended museum hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Visitors will be able to visit the Museum’s celebrated lineup of exhibitions, including Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play, Petrit Halilaj: RU, Helen Johnson: Ends, Alex Da Corte: Harvest Moon, and Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977–2017.
A highlight of the weekend, an intergenerational group of forty artists will come together in conversation for Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue to Celebrate the New Museum’s Anniversary. Borrowing its title from a work of the same name by Allen Ruppersberg — an artist who had his first New York survey at the New Museum in 1985 — the event features a selection of artists whose exhibitions, works, and interventions have shaped and transformed the identity and history of the New Museum. Engaging in dialogue with each other, the forty artists will discuss an array of topics related to their practice, their history with the Museum, and beyond.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the New Museum will also reinstall Bruce Nauman’s iconic video No, No New Museum (Clown Torture Series) (1987) in the Museum’s window, just as the work was originally presented during Nauman’s solo exhibition at the Museum in 1987.