The first art museum to be constructed from the ground up in downtown Manhattan, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, launched with a party hosted by Calvin Klein. Guests included Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lance Armstrong. Now the public is awestruck, taking in the seven stories of challenging contemporary artwork on display, as well as dining – either before, during, or after your visit – at the stunning birdbath cafĂ© on the premises.
235 Bowery
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