If you’ve been pining to visit the New Museum and have yet to do so, consider the first weekend in December. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the New Museum will grant free admission on December 2 and 3 with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The museum will also celebrate with a conversation called “Who’s Afraid of the New Now?” that will engage over 40 artists whose work has been integral to shaping the New Museum, among them Raymond Pettibon, Carroll Dunham, Sharon Hayes, and Jeff Koons.
The Bowery institution announced in early October that it tapped Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA to design a new 50,000-square-foot wing that will double the footprint of the existing museum. The new $85 million wing will provide the museum with additional galleries and flexible spaces for new types of programming. The project is expected to break ground in 2019.