203 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
The museum’s new Screens Series shows films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers like Apichatpong Weerasethakul and one of my favorites, indie director Abel Ferrara. There’s also a great calendar of film symposia and discussions with an eye on how cinema fits into the world of visual art, which is very inspiring. General admission is $18 or $12 for students. On Thursdays between 7 pm and 9 pm, you can pay what you wish. The suggested minimum is $2.
Tips from locals
Free, 1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM. Free, under age of 18. Pay as you wish, Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM.
Contemporary art museum housed in a sleek white building with a gift shop & cafe in the lobby.
While contemporary art might not be everyone's bag, the New Museum is unique in its dedication to exhibiting living artists (a thing virtually unheard of at other institutions). On the weekend, you can go up to the Sky Room for a selfie that is sure to break some personal records.