“Beautiful Rough,” Domus #909, January 12, 2007.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art opened its new building in downtown Manhattan to the public in early December. The roughly 6000m², eight-story structure of loosely stacked boxes provides the institution a perfect platform for the advancement of new ideas, in a time and place where they are most needed. The New Museum was born out of a defiant spirit. Marcia Tucker, a strong minded curator, started it in 1977 after being fired at the Whitney Museum in New York, […]

The New Museum of Contemporary Art opened its new building in downtown Manhattan to the public in early December. The roughly 6000m², eight-story structure of loosely stacked boxes provides the institution a perfect platform for the advancement of new ideas, in a time and place where they are most needed. The New Museum was born out of a defiant spirit. Marcia Tucker, a strong minded curator, started it in 1977 after being fired at the Whitney Museum in New York, over a show deemed too provocative. In the following 22 years of directorship at the New Museum, she ran the institution with her founding motto, “Act first, think later—that way you have something to think about.” The museum became a shelter for art shunned elsewhere, because it was thorny, out of fashion or made by non white, non male or non straight artists. Shows were strongly political, infused by her [...]

The New Museum of Contemporary Art opened its new building in downtown Manhattan to the public in early December. The roughly 6000m², eight-story structure of loosely stacked boxes provides the institution a perfect platform for the advancement of new ideas, in a time and place where they are most needed. [...]

The New Museum of Contemporary Art opened its new building in downtown Manhattan to the public in early December. The roughly 6000m², eight-story structure of loosely stacked boxes provides the [...]

The New Museum of Contemporary Art opened its new building in downtown Manhattan to the [...]