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Nari Ward’s Salvaged Worlds
The artist reflects on the objects and memories that made him.
Does the ‘Gay Liberation’ Monument Whitewash Stonewall?
An exhibition at the New Museum proposes replacements.
This Exhibit Wants to Challenge Everything You Think You Know About Gender
Meet the artists showing in the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender As a Tool and a Weapon.”
Raymond Pettibon’s Punk Prophesy
The perfect punk artist for the Trump era has a show at the New Museum. Here’s a sampler.
The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary Art
Its terms are so specialized and vague they’re only useful to those in the know.
Albert Oehlen Is Like a Badger of Painting
I love his work, but I am not even sure that I actually
‘Digital’s Bitches’: The New Museum Triennial
These curators understand, finally, that there’s no such thing as “digital art.”
What’s Actually Incubating at the New Museum’s Tech Incubator?
Talking to Julia Kaganskiy, the director of New INC.
Chris Ofili’s Thumping Art-History Lesson
It is astonishing to consider just how distant the New York of the
era feels now — and that scrappier art world.
Saltz: Chris Burden’s Big Art of Big Ideas Lives Large at the New Museum
Few artists have brought play, presence, magnitude, hostility, and pleasure into such close proximity.
Jerry Saltz: As Massimiliano Gioni Takes Over, New Hope for the Biennale
“It’s not beyond Gioni to do a bad show, but I’m hopeful that he won’t for several reasons.”
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Ask An Art Critic
Jerry Saltz answers your questions about bad art, good biographies, and the Smithsonian controversy.
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Jerry Saltz Answers Your Questions About Museum Design and Self-Promotion
Museums that work, museums that don’t.
Saltz: Advice for the New Museum
Also: an answer to Richard Flood’s broadside against the Internet and Jerry Saltz’s Facebook page.
Japanese Architect Duo Take Home the Pritzker Prize
And a $100,000 prize.
Controversial New Museum Opening Dazzles
All is forgiven — apparently.
Saltz on Defending the New Museum
At a certain point, the hatred seems unrelated to the offense.
Saltz: Money, Insularity, and a Huge Controversy for the New Museum
I sorely want to defend the New Museum. Unfortunately, the institution may have outsmarted itself.
Urs Fischer Skips Own New Museum Opening; Interactive Sculpture Disappoints
The work, a motion-activated replica of a human tongue called ‘Noisette,’ is intended to result in a “mischievous slapstick routine.”
See Works by Dorothy Iannone, Sex Goddess, Matriarch, and Contrarian
For all her influence, this, at 75, is Iannone’s first solo show in an American museum.
Photographs of South Africa From David Goldblatt’s Massive, Rich Museum Show
The exhibit — 38 pieces of which we’ve included in this slideshow — is part documentary, part high drama.
Aw, Yeah: New Museum Saves ‘Hell, Yes!’
Exclusive: Originally loaned for a two-year exhibition, the piece was recently purchased for the museum by trustees.
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The New Museum’s ‘Jesus’ and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s
’Grey Gardens’! Mike Tyson! James Toback! ‘State of Play’! Amber Tamblyn! And more!
Saltz on the New Museum’s ‘Younger Than Jesus’ Show
A video tour of the show with the ‘New York’ art critic.
Elizabeth Peyton’s ‘Michelle Obama’ Added to Retrospective
One more reason to feel good today.
Artist Tomma Abts Pop-ifies the Bat Signal
Tomma Abts’s mini-canvasses could break your brain with all the rays and zigs and zags.
Artist Kim Jones Doodles on Self
Art sort of becomes artist here, but we can’t help being reminded of that freaky YouTube video that’s been circulating lately of the unfortunate Indonesian man turning into a tree.
Slideshow: The Homeless ‘Get Lost’ Show