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Getting Here

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
212.219.1222

Directions

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We also provide descriptions for travel by Subway, Bus, and Car.

From the East Side of Manhattan

Take the downtown 6 train to Spring Street. Exit the station and walk one block north on Lafayette Street to Prince Street. Turn right and proceed until Prince Street ends four blocks later at Bowery.

From the West Side of Manhattan

Take the downtown N or R train to Prince Street. Exit the station and proceed east on Prince Street for six blocks to Bowery. You may also take the downtown D or F train to Broadway/ Lafayette. Walk three blocks east to Bowery and turn right two blocks to Prince Street.

From Brooklyn

Take the Manhattan-bound F train to 2nd Avenue. Exit at Houston Street and walk one block west to Bowery. Turn left, and proceed two blocks south to Prince Street.

From Queens

Take the Manhattan-bound F train to 2nd Avenue. Exit at Houston Street and walk one block west to Bowery. Turn left, and proceed two blocks south to Prince Street.

From the East Side of Manhattan

Take the M103 bus from Lexington Avenue below 125th Street. Exit at Prince and Bowery.

From the West Side of Manhattan

Take the downtown M7 bus below 110th Street on Columbus Avenue. At Houston Street, transfer to the downtown M6 bus. Exit at Broadway and Prince Street. Walk six blocks east to Bowery.

From Brooklyn

Take the Manhattan-bound 51 and exit at Bowery. Walk north from Canal Street and proceed to Prince Street.

From the Bronx, Queens, and Long Island

Take the Triborough Bridge to the southbound FDR Drive. Exit at Houston Street (Exit 5). Proceed west on Houston to Bowery, turn left, and continue south to Prince Street.

From Brooklyn and Staten Island

Take the Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn until it turns into Delancey Street. Proceed down Delancey Street to Bowery, turn right, and continue north on Bowery to Prince Street.

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Take the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn. Turn right onto Bowery. Proceed north on Bowery to Prince Street.

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Take the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. Take the Pearl Street exit. Continue straight on Pearl Street. Make a right onto Bowery and proceed north to Prince Street.

From Northern New Jersey

Take the George Washington Bridge to the West Side Highway (NY-9A) going south. Turn left on Clarkson Street. Clarkson Street becomes Carmine Street. Turn right at Bleecker Street. Turn right onto Bowery and proceed south to Prince Street.

From Southern New Jersey

Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel and enter Manhattan. Take Exit 5 on the left, going east towards Canal Street. Turn right onto Canal Street. Turn left onto Centre Street. Centre Street becomes Cleveland Place. Turn right on Spring Street. Turn left onto Bowery and proceed north to Prince Street.

From Westchester and Connecticut

Take New York State Thruway south to the Major William F. Deegan Expressway. Turn right at Third Avenue. Take the Harlem River Drive ramp and merge with the FDR Drive heading south. Exit at Houston Street (Exit 5). Proceed west on Houston Street. Turn left onto Bowery and proceed south to Prince Street.

Hours & Admission

The New Museum café and Museum Store keep the same hours.

We will open Sunday at 11 a.m.

Public Hours

Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sky Room

The Sky Room is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during Museum hours.

Please note: The Sky Room will be closed to the public September 6–7 and 13–14.


Admissions

General $16
Seniors $14
Students $10
Members Free
Under 18

(accompanied by an adult)

Free

Thursday Evenings

7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2

Get tickets

Museum Members receive free admission and invitations to exclusive events.

Membership at the New Museum is about seeing it first—whether that means moving to the front of the line or being among the first to preview what’s new in contemporary art.

Become a Member

Free Audio Guides

Audio guides for current exhibitions are available for
download here.

Tours

We have tours for everyone: individuals, and more. Find the right tour for you.

Docent

Visitors can participate in free forty-five minute, docent-led public tours of the Museum's current exhibitions. During these tours, visitors will engage in lively conversation about the artwork on display and the architecture of the building. Space is limited to twenty participants. Please meet in the Museum lobby five minutes prior to the tour start time.

Free docent tours are available:
Wed.–Fri.: 12:30 p.m.
Sat.–Sun.: 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Self-guided and guided tour groups are limited to 15 people per group. A maximum of 3 groups can be scheduled per hour.

Self-Guided

Groups are welcome to guide themselves through the Museum. However, all self-guided tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

Fee: $20 plus admission.

You may schedule a tour for your high school or college class, or for corporate, tourist, or other special groups. During these one-hour tours led by Museum staff, visitors will learn about the Museum's current exhibitions and the architecture of the building. Advance registration is required. Tours must be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance, based on availability.

Self-guided and guided tour groups are limited to 15 people per group. A maximum of 3 groups can be scheduled per hour.

High Schools

Students develop visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills while exploring contemporary art and culture. Depending on the size of the group, students and accompanying adults may be broken up into smaller groups upon entering the galleries. Scheduled tours can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your school group.

One adult chaperone required per eight high school students.

Fee including admission: $65

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Museum staff members facilitate careful observation and interactive discussion.

Fee including admission: $150

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

Corporate groups, tour companies, or other special groups are welcome to schedule a tour. Museum staff and visitors will engage in active conversations about the Museum's current exhibitions and building.

Fee including admission:
General Public: $250
Members: $150

Register for a Tour
Carsten Höller, Zöllner Stripes, 2001/2011. White paint on black walls. Installation view: "Carsten Höller: Experience," New Museum. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Benoit Pailley

Visitor Policies

Coat & Bag Check

All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and all bags larger than eleven by seventeen by six inches (twenty-eight by forty-three by fifteen centimeters). The New Museum may refuse to accept other items at its discretion and is not responsible for items held at the Coat Check.

Cameras

Photography is not permitted in the Museum galleries unless otherwise noted. Still photography and videotaping are permitted in the lobby only.

Cell Phones

Phone calls are not permitted in the Museum galleries.

Sketching

Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than eight and a half by eleven inches (twenty-one and a half by twenty-eight centimeters). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

Food & Drink

Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in the New Museum’s café, and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.

Accessibility

Please inquire at the Visitor Desk for any assistance you may require.

Hearing

Assistive listening devices, headsets, and neck loops are available for most programs at the New Museum. Headsets and neck loops are available for Audio Tours.

Wheelchairs

The New Museum and its programs are accessible to people using wheelchairs. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Two wheelchairs are available in the Coat Check free of charge. Please call in advance to reserve one if you need a wheelchair during your visit.


Neighborhood

The New Museum is located on the Bowery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute is a dynamic art history of the area that celebrates and explores the presence of artists on this famed thoroughfare. Fourth Arts Block (FAB) manages a calendar of performances and events by local cultural and community groups, and the Lower East Side BID also offers a directory of shops, restaurants, and other resources for visitors. Find recommendations for nearby restaurants, bars, art spaces, and shopping from our staff members Rick (Visitor Services), Hyatt (External Affairs), and Mariana (Events) on our Tumblr.

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