News from our press office: Julia Kaganskiy has been appointed Director of our new incubator for art, technology, and design! Read the full announcement here.
CRONUTS™ ARE COMING! This Thursday December 5, the folks at our Hester Street Café (bless their hearts) will be offering a “Cronut™ and cup of Instelligentsia Coffee special.” Details here.
The Cronut: Believe the Hype
Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC
This past May, chef Dominique Ansel debuted the Cronut—a half doughnut, half croissant. Immediately, weird shit started happening. Hoping to get one before they sold out, people lined up at 6 a.m. A Cronut black market arose on Craigslist, forcing Ansel to institute a two- Cronuts-per-customer limit. His pastry hybrid has left a wake of knockoffs and a lot of chefs muttering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It all sounds ludicrous, until you get a bite of the airy, buttery layers injected with silky cream, all of it sheathed in a sugary, crackling shell. Then you get in line.
Huge congrats to Laure Prouvost on winning this year’s Turner Prize! The artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States opens on February 12.
Our 2013 Holiday Gift Membership is here! This set of three air fresheners (street meat, coffee, and laundromat-scented) means the Bowery is only a sniff away. Each set comes with a year-long Membership to the New Museum, and makes a perfect gift for the art lover on your list.
Calling all student filmmakers: Submit your film for the first-ever White House Film Festival. Learn more at WH.gov/FilmFestival.
Happy Thanksgiving! The New Museum is closed today, to reopen to the public on Friday.
On the occasion of the holiday, we are remembering Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (1271) on view as part of “NYC 1993”, which consisted of a supply of instant noodles carried into the gallery in an alumninum canoe, boiled in the accompanying pot of water, and then offered to visitors.
#boats and #towers @newmuseum #chrisburden - NYC 2013
We are closed tomorrow for the Thanksgiving Holiday, to reopen to the public on Friday. Wishing everyone safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Felix González-Torres was born 56 years ago today. Two works by the artist were included in “NYC 1993”:
Untitled (Couple), 1993
Lightbulbs, porcelain light sockets, and extension cords
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Winter
Collection Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin
From 2011–12, Cory Arcangel’s Brooklyn studio archived 839 trance and underground LPs that had been purchased from legendary DJ Joshua Ryan.
The AUDMCRS Underground Dance Music Collection of Recorded Sound, as part of our First Look: New Art Online series, is a public archive of these LPs, presenting all relevant data (i.e., format, size, speed, generation) on each record with an accompanying image of the album’s cover art.
View the work here.
View past First Look works here.
Now at the New Museum Store: the US debut of a new functional and minimal line by Makers with Agendas, designed by Julien De Smedt, William Ravn, and Wouter Dons, including a T42 Teapot; the Butterfly, a dual coat hanger and shelf; the Stilt stand; and Accordian trestle table.
Shop the collection online and in store!
Diggin’ Paweł Athamer’s giant lounging “Buddha” for @performanyc on the Williamsburg waterfront.
We dig it too.
Opening in February 2014, the New Museum will present the first US museum exhibition of the work of Paweł Althamer.
This fall, we’re considering how different artists’ approaches to the concerns of archiving performance might be taken up and addressed within our own archival practices. Please join us TODAY at 2 p.m. for an artist talk with Yanira Castro, Kathy Couch, Jennifer Monson, Julie Tolentino, and Sara Wookey.
At 5 p.m., join us back in the theater for the New York City premiere of a solo work by Sara Wookey.
Ticket price for the whole day is $12.