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Your support enables us to continue our founding mission of engaging the public with new art and new ideas.


Whether it is presenting cutting-edge art by unknown and under-recognized artists, creating enriching educational programs that illuminate the world we live in, or organizing groundbreaking, community-changing initiatives, the New Museum continues to lead the discourse on transformative, informative, and educational art and ideas.

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Contemporary Council

Contemporary Council members receive a behind-the-scenes look into the New Museum’s
mission of NEW ART, NEW IDEAS.

Benefits

Contemporary Council members are offered personal access to an exclusive program with our curatorial team and other art world professionals. Benefits of Contemporary Council membership last for one year and members are asked to make an annual contribution of $2,500 ($2,340 tax-deductible).

Click here to join the Contemporary Council. For more information about the Contemporary Council, please contact Mary Carlson, Senior Individual Giving Officer, at (212) 219.1222 x223 or mcarlson@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Invitation to the annual Council Cocktail and Council Collection Visit with New Museum curators and leadership
  • Invitation to attend all VIP previews of New Museum exhibitions
  • Complimentary VIP passes to select domestic and international art fairs
  • Complimentary New Museum exhibition catalogue
  • A year of admission for two Member cardholders and ten guest passes

Additional Benefits:

  • Early opportunity to purchase Spring Gala tickets
  • Complimentary tickets to select New Museum public programs, including live performances
  • Invitation to attend our Members Summer Party
  • 15% discount at the New Museum Store and on New Museum publications; 10% discount at the New Museum Café
  • Reciprocal membership with over sixty contemporary art institutions nationwide
  • Invitations to a range of events, including VIP hours in New Museum galleries, the Museum’s Inside Design presentations, curator-led exhibition tours, and studio visits with contemporary artists
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The Friends of the Triennial

The Friends of the Triennial provide critical support for the 2021 New Museum Triennial. The group benefits from a program of exclusive events developed by the exhibition’s co-curators, Curator Margot Norton at the New Museum, and Jamillah James, Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In recognition of their support, Friends of the Triennial also receive a Limited Edition by a Triennial artist, created especially for supporters of the exhibition. Previous Triennial Limited Edition artists include Eloise Hawser (2015) and Adrián Villar Rojas (2012).

For more information about the Friends of the Triennial, please contact Mariah Mazur, Associate Director of Development, at (212) 219.1222 x260 or mmazur@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Complimentary Limited Edition by a Triennial artist
  • Invitations to attend special gatherings with Triennial curators, New Museum leadership, and contemporary artists
  • Name recognition on the walls of all floors of the Triennial exhibition, digital materials, publications, marketing materials, and website
  • Complimentary Triennial catalogue
  • Invitations to the 6 p.m. VIP walk-through prior to the Triennial opening reception and celebratory dinner with Triennial artists to follow
  • Private tours of the 2021 Triennial upon request

Additional Benefits:

  • Invitation to attend all 7 p.m. walk-throughs and VIP previews of New Museum exhibitions
  • Complimentary VIP passes to select domestic and international art fairs, and eligibility to participate in select New Museum Art Study Tours
  • Invitation to attend special annual events with other New Museum Councils, including the Council Cocktail, Council Collection Visit, and State of the Art discussion
  • Additional invitations to a range of events, including VIP hours in New Museum galleries, the Museum’s InsideDesign presentations, our Members Summer Party, curator-led tours of exhibitions, and studio visits with contemporary artists
  • Early opportunity to purchase Spring Gala tickets and New Museum Limited Editions at pre- publication price; the option to host one private event per year at the Museum with 50% discount on space rental; 15% discount at the New Museum Store and on New Museum publications; 10% discount at the New Museum Café; and reciprocal membership with over eighty contemporary art institutions nationwide
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Producers Council

The Producers Council is an invitation-only membership group of contemporary art patrons, collectors, and arts professionals who seek a deeper connection to the New Museum’s program and exhibitions. Producers Council members benefit from a robust program designed exclusively for them by our renowned team of top curators, including the opportunity to participate in our acclaimed Art Study Tours. The Council provides critical support for New Museum Lobby Gallery exhibitions, a space serving as a dedicated platform for gifted early career artists.

Recent Art Study Tours attended by Producers Council members have included a trip to the Venice Biennale, dOCUMENTA, and the Münster Sculpture Project, as well as visits to Colombia, Scandinavia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Exhibitions supported by the Producers Council include “Elaine Cameron-Weir: viscera has questions about itself” and “Jonathas de Andrade: O Peixe,” both 2017, two notable exhibitions that reinforced our commitment to representing artists of all generations, genders, and geographies.

For more information about the Producers Council, please contact Mary Carlson, Senior Individual Giving Officer, at (212) 219.1222 x223 or mcarlson@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Eligibility to participate in select Art Study Tours led by New Museum curators
  • Invitation to attend all 6 p.m. walk-throughs and VIP previews of New Museum exhibitions
  • A year of admission for two Member cardholders and twenty-five guest passes
  • Name recognition on the annual Donor Wall in the Lobby, New Museum website, and select projects in the Lobby Gallery
  • Invitations to the annual Producers Council Day Trip and Producers Council Luncheon with New Museum curators and leadership
  • Invitation to the annual State of the Art discussion with our talented curatorial team
  • Two complimentary New Museum exhibition catalogues
  • Early opportunity to purchase Limited Editions at pre-publication price
  • Opportunity to host one private event per year at the Museum with 50% discount on space rental

Additional Benefits:

  • Invitation to the annual Council Cocktail and Council Collection Visit with New Museum curators
  • Complimentary VIP passes to domestic and international art fairs
  • Early opportunity to purchase Spring Gala tickets
  • Complimentary tickets to select New Museum public programs, including live performances
  • Invitation to attend our Members Summer Party
  • 15% discount at the New Museum Store and on New Museum publications; 10% discount at the New Museum Café
  • Reciprocal membership with over sixty contemporary art institutions nationwide
  • Invitations to a range of events, including VIP hours in New Museum galleries, the Museum’s Inside Design presentations, and curator-led exhibition tours and studio visits with contemporary artists
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Research And Residencies (R&R) Council

The Research And Residencies (R&R) Council provides essential support for the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, which delivers innovative public programming for our diverse audiences of all ages, often with artist participation, to encourage greater access to contemporary culture.

The New Museum’s Education and Public Engagement Department serves over 18,000 adults, teens, and families annually. Activities and events include:

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

the chance to dig deeper into the shows on view through discussions between artists, curators, critics, and other leading thinkers. Our signature Outside the Box lectures and a robust schedule of docent-led tours offer intimate views of our exhibitions and insights about the artists who created them. Performance programs include some of the most exciting dance, music, and theatrical pieces being made today, highlighting emerging and risk-taking live art and often featuring commissioned work by current artists in residence.

SCHOOL, YOUTH, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Offering immersive experiences for youth and families, the New Museum provides access to the rich context of contemporary art. The First Saturdays for Families program engages children four to ten years old in conversations and activities. A variety of other programs—including the Experimental Study Program, Teen Nights, and the Museum’s Summer Teen Apprentice Program—provide learners aged fifteen to twenty the opportunity to participate in collaborative work with artists in residence, critical discussions about culture, and hands-on experience with various aspects of museum work. Collaboration with partner schools and the Professional Development for Teachers program has facilitated relationships with community educators.

SCHOLARSHIP

The Museum’s research and scholarship initiatives have resulted in several signature programs, including Fifth Floor exhibitions, archival Resource Center presentations, and newly commissioned performances in the New Museum Theater. Public and private roundtables, colloquia, and think tanks have led to or are the results of inquiries pursued throughout the Research and Development Seasons, with artists in residence conducting sessions with teens in the Museum’s Experimental Study Program. In 2014, the New Museum and the MIT Press relaunched the influential Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, with a new thematic volume released each year since.

For more information about CARR, please contact Mariah Mazur, Associate Director of Development, at (212) 219.1222 x260 or mmazur@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Invitations to attend two exclusive gatherings with Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, as well as other Museum curators, artists, and leadership
  • Invitations to join celebrations with artists featured in Fifth Floor exhibitions throughout the year
  • Recognition, in name and as part of the Council for Artists Research and Residencies, as a supporter of all New Museum Fifth Floor exhibitions in Critical Anthologies published by the New Museum and all other Education and Public Engagement publications
  • Name recognition on the annual Donor Wall in the New Museum Lobby
  • Invitation to attend opening dinners for exhibitions sponsored by the Council for Artists Research and Residencies
  • Complimentary copies of New Museum Critical Anthologies and other Education and Public Engagement publications

Additional Benefits:

  • Invitation to attend all 6 p.m. walk-throughs and VIP previews of New Museum exhibitions
  • Complimentary VIP passes to domestic and international art fairs, and eligibility to participate in select New Museum Art Study Tours
  • Invitation to attend special annual events with other New Museum Councils, including the Council Cocktail, Council Collection Visit, and State of the Art discussion
  • Private tours of Fifth Floor exhibitions and guest passes upon request
  • Additional invitations to a range of events, including VIP hours in New Museum galleries, the Museum’s Inside Design presentations, our Members Summer Party, curator-led tours of exhibitions, and studio visits with contemporary artists
  • Early opportunity to purchase Spring Gala tickets and New Museum Limited Editions at pre- publication price; the option to host one private event per year at the Museum with 50% discount on space rental; 15% discount at the New Museum Store and on New Museum publications; 10% discount at the New Museum Café; and reciprocal membership with over sixty contemporary art institutions nationwide
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Artemis Council

The Artemis Council is a dedicated group of patrons who directly support exhibitions, new commissions, and residencies by women artists at the New Museum. After a successful inaugural year, the group is deeply committed to championing gender equality in the arts that is central to the New Museum’s DNA.

Artemis provided critical support for the New Museum’s most successful exhibition to date, “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” as well as its Phaidon-published publication. The generosity of the group also helped fund exhibitions and publications by nine extraordinary woman artists of diverse ages, geographies, backgrounds, and orientations: Elaine Cameron-Weir, Carol Rama, Kaari Upson, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in 2017, and Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Cally Spooner, and Andra Ursuta in 2016.

For more information about the Artemis Council, please contact Mariah Mazur, Associate Director of Development, at (212) 219.1222 x260 or mmazur@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Artemis Council Annual Meeting with a curatorial presentation
  • Invitation to three or more Artemis Council gatherings throughout the year, led by Margot Norton, Curator
  • Recognition, in name and as part of the Artemis Council, as a supporter of select New Museum exhibitions
  • Invitation to attend all opening dinners for Artemis Council-supported exhibitions
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogues for all shows supported by the Artemis Council

Additional Benefits:

  • Invitation to attend 6 p.m. walk-throughs and VIP previews of New Museum exhibitions
  • Complimentary VIP passes to domestic and international art fairs, and eligibility to participate in New Museum Art Study Tours
  • Invitation to attend special annual events with other New Museum Councils, including the Council Cocktail, Council Collection Visit, and State of the Art discussion
  • Private tours with New Museum curators, and guest passes upon request
  • Additional invitations to a range of events, including VIP hours in New Museum galleries, invitations to the Museum’s Inside Design presentations, our Members Summer Party, curator-led tours of exhibitions, and studio visits with contemporary artists
  • Early opportunity to purchase Spring Gala tickets and New Museum Limited Editions at pre- publication price; the option to host one private event per year at the Museum with 50% discount on space rental; 15% discount at the New Museum Store and on New Museum publications; 10% discount at the New Museum Café; and reciprocal membership with over sixty contemporary art institutions nationwide
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International Leadership Council

The International Leadership Council is a prestigious, invite-only circle of leading collectors and art patrons from all over the world who receive unparalleled access to the New Museum’s curators, special exhibitions, and programs. They gather twice a year—London in the fall, New York in the spring—to meet and enjoy special programming with Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and members of the senior leadership team. This Council is an important expansion of the New Museum’s international network and reinforces our global program of curators, artists, exhibitions, residencies, and institutional partners. Our current member base reaches from New York to Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, Torino to Hong Kong—and beyond.

The Council generously underwrites one exhibition per year. Previous exhibitions funded by the International Leadership Council include “The Keeper” (2016), “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” (2017) and our 231 Gallery exhibitions (2018).

The International Leadership Council provides leadership support to New Museum programs and exhibitions while serving as global ambassadors of our mission of New Art, New Ideas. Benefits last for one year, and members are asked to make an annual contribution of $15,000 ($14,600 tax-deductible).

For more information about the International Leadership Council, please contact Mariah Mazur, Associate Director of Development, at (212) 219.1222 x260 or mmazur@newmuseum.org.

Exclusive Privileges:

  • Invitation to attend two International Leadership Council programs per year in New York and London
  • Early registration for Art Study Tours led by New Museum curators
  • Name recognition on the Annual Donor Wall in the Lobby, New Museum website, and, as a Council, on one exhibition per year
  • A year of admission for two Member cardholders and guest admission as requested
  • Invitation to attend all 6 p.m. walk-throughs, VIP previews, and opening dinners hosted by the New Museum
  • Complimentary catalogues for all New Museum exhibitions
  • Private tours with New Museum curators upon request
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Corporate Membership

Don't miss another exciting year of benefits, visibility, and partnership with New York's ONLY museum devoted exclusively to the art of today!

The New Museum's Corporate Membership program provides companies with a stronger connection to the Museum's community of prominent artists and patrons and provides exclusive access to our leading-edge programming.

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Supporter $5,000 Join Now
  • Free unlimited admission for all employees, plus one guest (company ID or business card and state ID required for entrance)
  • Opportunity to host one corporate event at the New Museum (additional fees may apply)
  • 15% discount at the New Museum Store and 10% discount at the New Museum Café
  • Holiday and special shopping offers at the New Museum Store
  • Executive Membership privileges for 2 people (total)*
  • Company name recognition in the New Museum Paper
  • Company name recognition on the Museum’s website at newmuseum.org
  • 25 guest passes (total)
  • 2 complimentary New Museum publications per year

* Requires artist résumé, valid student ID, or proof of age over 65. Teacher Memberships are available for New York City 7–12th grade teachers. Proof of employment from Principal on school letterhead required.

Partner $10,000 Join Now
  • All Supporter Level Benefits plus:
  • Opportunity to host an additional corporate event at the New Museum (two total)
  • Executive Membership privileges for 4 people (total)*
  • One private guided tour of an exhibition for up to 25 people
  • Company name recognition on the Annual Donor Wall, located in the Lobby
  • Additional 25 guest passes (50 total)
  • 2 complimentary publications for all New Museum exhibitions
Benefactor $25,000 Join Now
  • All Partner Level Benefits plus:
  • Unlimited opportunities to host corporate events at the New Museum with rental fee waived for two events (additional fees may apply)
  • Executive Membership privileges for 8 people (total)*
  • Additional 50 guest passes (100 total)
  • 4 complimentary publications for all New Museum exhibitions
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Matching Gifts

Does your employer offer a matching gift program? Many employers will match your contribution to the New Museum, doubling the impact of your support. Both Membership and Annual Fund donations qualify as matching gifts; however, the value of the match will not affect your Membership level or status.

Contact your employer’s Human Resources department today to find out if they have a matching gift program. If they do, they will provide you with either an online or a paper form to fill out. Once completed, online forms will be submitted automatically. Please mail completed paper forms to:

New Museum
Membership Department
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Participating in your employer’s matching gift program will increase the value of your contribution to the New Museum and help us to expand our outstanding exhibitions, bold programming, and exceptional education programs.

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Planned Giving

Help the New Museum stay forever new by considering a legacy gift in your estate plan today.

Thanks to generous and forward thinking donors, the New Museum has thrived as a site for experimentation and a vital and vibrant center for visual culture and ideas since our founding in 1977. At our core, we are a future-facing museum—not a place for preserving and recording history, but a place where history is made.

Planned giving offers donors a variety of ways to leave assets to an organization through careful estate planning today. Additionally, there are alternative ways for donors to make a gift so that they receive benefits during his or her lifetime and then can bequeath the remaining assets to the organization. Charitable gift planning becomes an integral part of overall asset planning for an individual or their family. Your legacy gift will help the New Museum continue to build a strong and stable foundation to ensure a dynamic future.

Making a Planned/Legacy Gift to the New Museum will ensure that we will continue to play a prominent and unique role in presenting the very best of new art and new ideas. We would be delighted to work with you and your advisors to explore the possibilities that best meet your philanthropic and estate planning goals.

If you have already made a provision in your estate plan for the New Museum, we encourage you to let us know so that we can recognize your thoughtful generosity. To discuss legacy giving opportunities, or if you have already included the New Museum in your plans, please email us plannedgiving@newmuseum.org.

The New Museum does not offer tax or legal advice. Please consult with your personal advisors as to the legacy gift that would be most appropriate for you.

The New Museum’s tax identification number is 13-2986881

Ways of Making a Planned/Legacy Gift

There are many ways in which to make a Planned/Legacy Gift to the New Museum

Bequests
You can leave a specific dollar amount, specific asset, or percentage of the remainder of your estate to the New Museum. Sample language includes:

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery, New York, NY the sum of $_______(or asset name) or XX% of my residuary estate.

Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts
Whether you establish a remainder trust or lead trust, you can easily designate the New Museum to receive all or a percentage of the charitable portion.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust is established when the donor makes an irrevocable contribution of cash, securities or other property, which is place in trust. Income from the trust is paid to one or more beneficiaries (which can include the donor) for life or a set of numbered years. The New Museum will receive the right to the principal as a remainder interest.

Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable remainder trust is established when a contribution of cash, securities, or other property is placed in trust, and the donor designates the New Museum as the recipient of the income from the trust. The asset or principal goes to the donor or a designated beneficiary at the end of the term of the trust.

Retirement Plan Assets
You can designate the New Museum as the beneficiary of your retirement plan by obtaining a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator. All or a portion of the plan can be designated for the New Museum.

Life Insurance Policies
You can designate the New Museum as a beneficiary or beneficiary and owner of your life insurance policy. If all premiums are paid, simply obtain a beneficiary designation form and name the New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery, New York, NY as a beneficiary. Policies with outstanding premiums can also be utilized. Museum staff can provide information regarding this gift plan.

Securities/Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities that are readily marketable are one of the easiest and most popular ways to give to the New Museum. Transfer instructions can be provided by the New Museum’s Development or Finance staff.

Real Estate/Tangible Property
Making a donation of real estate or other types of tangible property, such as artwork, is another way to give to the New Museum. You can contribute your entire property or a fraction interest of it. You can even contribute your property while continuing to live in it. This type of gift of a future interest in property.

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Limited Edition Program


Frank Benson, Human Statue Series (Sky Room), 2005–18. Dye sublimation print on aluminum. 24 × 30 inches (unframed);
25 × 31 × 1 1/2 inches (framed). Signed and numbered on verso. Edition of 20. Published by Lisa Ivorian-Jones for the New Museum

The New Museum’s signature Limited Edition program was conceived in 1984 as a creative way to support the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.

The majority of the Limited Editions have sold out entirely and many have been included in museum shows around the world. Artists who have participated in the Limited Edition program include Mark Bradford, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Elizabeth Peyton, Christian Marclay, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, Josh Smith, and Rudolph Stingel.

Between one and two Limited Editions are produced annually. The Museum also unveils an exclusive Edition at the New Museum’s Spring Gala each year, which is available only to Gala guests.

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