Upcoming Events

Thursday 05/28/15 9:30AM-7:30PM

IDEAS CITY Conference

This year’s IDEAS CITY Festival will take place May 28–30 and centers on the theme of The Invisible City. Dozens of artists, one hundred organizations, and tens of thousands of visitors will come together to explore questions of transparency and surveillance,… Read more

Thursday 05/28/15 9:30AM-7:30PM

IDEAS CITY: Thursday Schedule

The first day of the Festival will comprise a series of talks, panels, and discussions at Cooper Union. Speakers will include some of the world’s most forward-thinking visionaries who, together, will discuss key civic issues, propose solutions, and… Read more

Thursday 05/28/15 6:15PM

Svante Myrick, Kurt Andersen, and others: Mayoral Panel: Finding The Invisible City

Part of the IDEAS CITY Conference Pass Can policymaking be a form of design? The mayors of Houston, Ithaca, and San Juan (Puerto Rico) will debate the challenges and unprecedented opportunities facing the urban realm today. Annise Parker; Houston,… Read more

Friday 05/29/15 10AM-3AM
Music / Performance

IDEAS CITY: Friday Schedule

The second day of the Festival will animate a basilica and a gym with dance battles, poetry slams, urban-design pitches, sound and video environments, hot-air balloons, games, and mobile art spaces. It’ll be a whirlwind of engagement and provocation… Read more

Friday 05/29/15 7:30PM-3AM

A Performative Conference in Nine Acts

Guests are welcome to come and go at any time. Tickets and seating are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as capacity allows. Start times are approximate. There will be three intermissions. Tickets are $20. On its second day, IDEAS CITY… Read more

Saturday 05/30/15 9AM
Family Programs

IDEAS CITY: Saturday Schedule

The third and final day of the Festival will transform the streetscape into a temporary city of ideas, redefining public space and architecture. One hundred cultural and community groups will come together to share their ideas through hands-on workshops,… Read more

Saturday 05/30/15 10AM-11AM

The Honorable Julián Castro: IDEAS CITY Keynote

The Honorable Julián Castro Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development As three-term mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro was known for innovative governance. His “Decade of Downtown” program campaigned for new investments… Read more

Thursday 06/04/15 9:30AM

Professional Development for Teachers

Join artist Constantina Zavitsanos and New Museum staff on Thursday June 4 for a professional development seminar for high school teachers that will address topics broached during Zavitsanos’s Research & Development artist residency. Zavitsanos works… Read more

Saturday 06/06/15 10AM-12PM
Family Programs

First Saturday for Families: Science Fair

Join the New Museum at the “Science Fair” for an interactive family showcase and demonstration of projects from NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for practices at the intersection of science, art, and technology. As part of this event, create… Read more

Sunday 06/07/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 4 — “Violence” (Live Event with Nick Hallett)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. “Two singers perform a duet…[their voices] oscillating between conflict and harmony. Microtonal diversions from a single pitch shared between their… Read more

Monday 06/08/15 7PM
Membership Events

VIP Preview of “Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden”

Premium Members & Above

See the exhibition before it opens to the public. By invitation only.

Monday 06/08/15 8PM

Opening Reception of “Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden”

Deluxe Members & Above

See the exhibition before it opens to the public. By invitation only.

Thursday 06/18/15 11AM
Membership Events

Art Basel VIP Passes

Contemporary Council Members & Above

The New Museum is pleased to offer its Council Members VIP passes to Art Basel in Switzerland. Art Basel is the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary work and features nearly three hundred leading galleries from North America,… Read more

Saturday 06/20/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 5 — “Silence” (Live Event with Christine Sun Kim)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. “This chapter depicts and performs an active oscillation between different conceptions of silence. Silence means many things depending on the context… Read more

Wednesday 06/24/15 6:30PM
Membership Events

Curator-led Tour of “Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden”

Premium Members & Above

Enjoy a walkthrough of the exhibition while the Museum is closed to the public. RSVP to or 212.219.1222 ×234.

Wednesday 07/01/15 8PM
Membership Events

Annual White Party

Standard Members & Above

Join us for our annual summer fête when the Museum is filled with revelers clad in white. Invitations will arrive by mail to individuals with active Museum Memberships at the time of the White Party.

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