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First Saturdays for Families: The Imaginary Museum

Museums are wondrous places where exhibited objects can create new connections to the world. Explore “Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” and discover a universe shaped by her ideas and interests. In her imaginary museum, Trockel places her own artworks on equal footing with other objects—creating new relationships with the world around her. After studying some of the connections between Trockel’s artworks and objects by artists that she considers kindred spirits, create your own “cabinet of wonders” with New Museum educators and share the things that have influenced you in your own life.

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.


New Museum First Saturdays for Families are made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Additional generous support provided by the TD Charitable Foundation.

Endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Hermine & David B. Heller.

“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos” has been curated by Lynne Cooke, former Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in collaboration with Rosemarie Trockel. The New Museum’s presentation has been organized in conjunction with the artist and curator by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, and Jenny Moore, Associate Curator.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 217-page catalogue, produced by Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and published by the Monacelli Press, featuring essays by Lynne Cooke, Dore Ashton, Suzanne Hudson, and Anne Wagner.

After its presentation at the New Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Serpentine Gallery, London. The exhibition was first on view at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía from May 23–September 24, 2012.

This exhibition is organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with the New Museum.

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The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the LUMA Foundation and Ellen and Michael Ringier.

Additional support is provided by Lisa A. Schiff, Åke and Caisa Skeppner, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.
The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Special thanks to Sprüth Magers and Gladstone Gallery.

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