Marcia Tucker officially founded the New Museum on January 1, 1977, it was the first museum devoted toestablished in New York City since the Second World War. The New Museum’s stated mission was to be a catalyst for a broad dialogue between artists and the public by establishing “an exhibition, information, and documentation center for contemporary art made within a period of approximately ten years prior to the present.” The Museum presented the work of living artists who did not yet have wide public exposure or critical acceptance to a broader public.
There is so much rich history and to read more please visit: New Museum History
The Current exhibit (June 2016) is not to be missed. All the artist are all female and the subject matter discussed through their artwork is very powerful. I invite and encourage you to visit this museum, take a tour and dig deeper.
Address: New Museum 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002