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First Saturdays for Families: Color Me Blue

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Asli Çavu?o?lu: The Place of Stone,” on view at the New Museum from September 18 to January 13, 2019. Interested in the origins and cultural symbolism of specific colors, Çavu?o?lu’s new work explores lapis lazuli, a stone exported primarily from Afghan mines, which has historically ... Continue reading ›

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DIS: A Good Crisis

“DIS: A Good Crisis” will be on view in October 2018 as part of the online exhibition series First Look: New Art Online, co-presented by Rhizome and the New Museum.In the aftermath of the Second World War, Winston Churchill remarked, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” The latest body of work by the DIS ... Continue reading ›

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MOTHA Executive Director Address: Stones to the Wall

In a director’s address—chock full of puns and tongue-in-cheek asides—Chris E. Vargas introduces the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art , a semi-fictional institution that serves as a malleable platform for exhibiting transgender art and hirstory. Culling from sources high and low, the talk situates MOTHA’s mission within today’s cultural and political landscape, exploring the stakes ... Continue reading ›

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Gallery Talk: Asl? Çavu?o?lu in Conversation with Natalie Bell

Join us for an in-gallery talk between Associate Curator Natalie Bell and artist Asl? Çavu?o?lu on the occasion of Çavu?o?lu’s exhibition “The Place of Stone.” In her research-driven practice, Çavu?o?lu takes up questions of history and belief by examining objects, images, and cultural symbols that have endured over time. For her New Museum exhibition and residency, ... Continue reading ›

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IdeasCity Toronto

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 The Bentway and the New Museum present IdeasCity Toronto. This day-long event will bring together cultural innovators and creative practitioners from Toronto and beyond to reflect on Toronto as a City of Cities – a web of highly individual neighborhoods, united by a singular municipality. The daylong exploration of strategies, ideas, ... Continue reading ›

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First Saturdays for Families: Playtime Fun

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,” on view at the New Museum from June 20 to September 2, 2018. Influenced by consumerism and advertising in 1960s Germany, Thomas Bayrle’s works combine endlessly repeating units to create large, complex images. These “superforms” appear computer-generated at first glance, but most ... Continue reading ›

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DonChristian: Where There’s Smoke

The songs on DonChristian’s new album Where There’s Smoke create urban dreamscapes that defy genre and quickly slip between moods, serving as visionary reflections of our contemporary moment. His performances and music videos, reveling in rich layers of images and sound, nod to sources ranging from Caravaggio’s painting Judith Beheading Holofernes to House of Ladosha’s tantalizing ... Continue reading ›

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Gallery Talk: Maggie Mustard on “Hiwa K: Blind as the Mother Tongue”

Join us for an in-gallery talk with Marcia Tucker Senior Research Fellow Maggie Mustard on the occasion of the exhibition “Hiwa K: Blind as the Mother Tongue.” Drawing on vernacular forms and collaborative and performative actions, the Iraqi-Kurdish artist makes work inspired by political events, chance encounters, oral histories, and his own experiences, including fleeing Iraq ... Continue reading ›

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Black Love Committee

The Black School will lead a series of three tactic-specific sessions on arts activism for an intergenerational audience, culminating in a presentation at Black Love Festival NYC at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. In these sequential themed meetings, which will take place at Sugar Hill and the New Museum, participants will identify ... Continue reading ›