New Museum NYC: Contemporary Art & Exhibits

If you're walking on Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side, you'll notice the stack of towering aluminum boxes that glisten in the sun. This contemporary structure houses the largest collection of modern art exclusively from around the globe. Founded in 1977, the New Museum curates new art and new ideas by showcasing emerging international artists and providing a learning facility with art education and programs for all ages. In addition to its famed exhibits, the New Museum also hosts lectures, readings, performances, trivia nights and other special events that defy definition. The museum's top floor, Sky Room, features floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace with panoramic views of the city skyline. This space is ideal for private events and special exhibits hosted at this modern masterpiece.