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The New Museum’s distinctive programs and initiatives are organized by exhibition, public program, education, and publication series.
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The Oral History Initiative captures personal histories and key perspectives of artists, staff, and trustees involved in the Museum’s programs, documenting four decades of artistic experimentation and innovation as a museum dedicated to presenting new art and new ideas. Launched in 2017 in...
In 2016, the New Museum inaugurated Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists. Encompassing a combination of screenings in the New Museum theater and installations on the Lower Level walls, the series has presented artists working with a...
In 2015, the New Museum and MIT Press co-published the first volume in a new anthologies series titled Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture. This series revived the seminal collection of volumes on key cultural topics initiated in 1984 by the New Museum and the MIT Press, which produced six...
Founded by the New Museum in 2014, NEW INC is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and...
Organized by the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, R&D (Research and Development) Seasons connect projects across multiple platforms around a new organizing theme each fall, spring, and summer. Seasonal themes are generated by artists-in-residence, and the department’s...
IdeasCity is a collaborative, civic, and creative platform that explores the future of cities with arts and culture as driving forces. Founded in 2011, IdeasCity builds on the New Museum’s mission of “New Art, New Ideas” by extending the Museum beyond its walls into the civic realm. IdeasCity...
In October 2011 the New Museum’s inaugurated the Studio 231 series to present commissioned projects in the Museum’s adjacent, ground- floor space at 231 Bowery. This initiative, overseen by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, gave international, emerging artists the...
Rhizome’s Seven on Seven is an annual conference that brings together leaders in art and technology and challenges them to make something new. Founded by Rhizome in 2010, Seven on Seven forefronts leading issues at the intersection of culture and technology, and animates them through its novel...
Inaugurated in 2009, Propositions was a monthly forum for public research that explores ideas in development. Each two-part seminar explored a topic of current interest or investigation in the invited speaker’s own artistic or intellectual practice. Inspired by the scientific method of hypothesis,...
In April 2009, the New Museum inaugurated an ongoing series of major triennials devoted to presenting works by early-career artists from around the world, and providing an important platform for a new generation of artists who shape the current discourse of contemporary art. The first in the series,
The Stuart Regen Visionaries Fund at the New Museum was created to support a new series of public lectures and presentations by cultural visionaries. The Visionaries Series at the New Museum will spotlight leading international thinkers in the fields of art, architecture, design, and related...
The Bowery Artist Tribute (BAT) celebrates and explores the histories of artists who have lived and worked on the Bowery and in the surrounding area. Conceived when the New Museum moved to the Bowery in 2007, BAT serves as a record of the rich artistic legacy of the neighborhood. This ongoing...
A partnership of five international arts organizations, Museum as Hub is a new model for curatorial practice and institutional collaboration established to enhance our understanding of contemporary art. Both a network of relationships and an actual physical site located in the fifth-floor New...
Black to the Future: A Series on Contemporary African-American Aesthetics was a three-program series exploring issues of racial identity, presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Robert Colescott: A Retrospective." Organized by Kellie Jones, Visual Arts Director at the Jamaica ArtsCenter, the...
On December 1, 1989, coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day, the New Museum, along with cultural institutions throughout New York, participated in the first annual Day Without Art, organized by Visual AIDS. In commemoration of the devastation of the health...

Documentary Sources in Contemporary Art is a series of critical anthologies, originally launched by New Museum in 1984.  These publications, which have introduced key theoretical positions and current cultural perspectives, have become standard reference books in the field, indispensable...

Speakers' Choice was a lecture series in which artists, art critics, writers, and art dealers from varied backgrounds spoke on a topic of their choice. Topics selected by the lecturers covered a broad range of subjects from music to politics and the influence of the media. The first series, Artists...
In January 1983, the New Museum instituted WorkSpace, an experimental exhibition format that functioned as an intermediary between the artist’s studio and the museum gallery, providing an intimate glimpse into the artists’ creative process as the works evolved. Artists were invited to develop the...
In 1982, the New Museum debuted Currents, a series of solo exhibitions designed to present a significant body of work by artists from across the United States whose work had not received critical attention or public exposure. Featuring important artists who were as yet unknown in New York City, the...
In 1980, the New Museum initiated Events, an exhibition series in which artists’ groups were invited to organize and present their own exhibitions.  The series challenged standard museum practice by relinquishing curatorial control over both its space and the publication of accompanying catalogues.  
In 1979, the New Museum inaugurated an ongoing exhibition series in the large window of the New School building facing 14th Street.Artists were encouraged to submit proposals for exhibiting works conceived especially for the site. These displays, initially lasting for approximately four weeks,...
Initiated in 1978, the New Museum’s second exhibition series, Outside New York, challenged the notion that serious art was not being made outside acknowledged major art centers by showcasing the variety and vitality of art being made around the United States to a New York audience. The series...
New Work / New York was the New Museum’s first exhibition series, initiated in 1977 with the opening of the Museum’s second exhibition of the same name. The series presented relatively unknown artists living in New York and was representative of the diversity and vitality of the city’s art community,