Located on the Fifth Floor of the Museum, the Resource Center is a hybrid exhibition, study, and pedagogical space that provides a generative platform for presenting histories, in-depth research, and broader contexts for artistic and curatorial production. Overseen by the Department of Education and Public Engagement, the flexible space is programmed by a variety of practitioners: in some cases, shows are organized by Museum staff around the New Museum’s own historical documents; in others, it is occupied by artists, curators, educators, scholars, et al., who bring archival materials or projects from elsewhere. Materials examined range from archival documents, artworks, and other physical materials alongside presentations of digital content, such as video recordings of performance and discursive programs or film and video artworks.
Continually on display is a selection of interviews from the Bowery Artist Tribute (BAT), an oral history project on the history of artists and artist production on the Bowery. The Resource Center also includes a publically-accessible resource library with New Museum publications, select periodicals, and other books related to the institution’s research endeavors.
Open to all visitors during museum hours, the public is encouraged to use the area to engage in study and discussion.
Explore the Bowery Artist Tribute
Focused on researching the history of artists and art production on the Bowery, the Bowery Artist Tribute is a dynamic art history of the area.
Browse the Digital Archive
The Archive contains over 6,000 exhibition images, exhibition descriptions, publications, public program chronology, and a searchable database of over 3,700 artists, curators, and institutions associated with the New Museum’s programming.
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