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Contemporary Council members receive a behind-the-scenes look into the New Museum’s mission of NEW ART, NEW IDEAS.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Learn about renting a space for your corporate event R
* 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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
There are many ways in which to make a Planned/Legacy Gift to the New Museum
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.
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.
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.View past Limited Editions
The New Museum broke ground in November 2022 on a major building expansion designed by OMA. The Museum’s $100 million Capital Campaign has majority support from the Board of Trustees, as well as from the City and State of New York. The largest gift in the institution’s history comes from the late Toby Devan Lewis, longtime Trustee and exceptional philanthropist. The Museum will recognize Lewis’s leadership role by naming the OMA building in her honor. Please join us as we continue to explore the future of new art and new ideas, where the only constant is change.Learn More
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