Founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, the New Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the few museums in the world devoted entirely to contemporary art.
And why is this museum so different from others? Simple: when Marcia Tucker founded the museum, she decided she wanted to have new content from time to time and created a system of buying and selling artwork, which resulted in new art and visitors returning time and time again in order to enjoy the constantly updated temporary exhibitions. In 2000, the Museum accepted its first artwork donation.
The New Museum exhibits the works of lesser known artists and focuses on promoting emerging international artists who are trying to succeed in the art world.
Cool Tip: You’re allowed to sketch in the Museum galleries, provided you use relatively small drawing pads and pencils, avoiding paint and pens. Get inspired and create your own work of art!