Last night, the New Museum continued its celebrations in honor of its 40th anniversary by packing the house with eager museum-goers who have been patiently waiting for the museum’s fall exhibitions.
The Museum presented “Alex Da Corte: Harvest Moon” as the debut installation in a new storefront window display in 231 Bowery. “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” also opened alongside “Helen Johnson: Ends” in its Lobby Gallery, premiering a new series of paintings for the artist’s first exhibition in an American institution. These exhibitions join “Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play” and “Petrit Halilaj: RU” which inaugurated the Museum’s South Galleries, the first phase of the Museum’s expansion into its adjacent building at 231 Bowery.
We can’t overlook the fact that attendees brought their A game in the fashion department. Straight out of a page from a magazine vibes, overheard at the opening, “This looks like a fashion week party.” Click here for the full photo album.
There’s a lot to take in, so let’s recap: “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” will be on view through January 21, 2018 on the second, third, and fourth floors. “Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play” and “Petrit Halilaj: RU” will be on view through January 7, 2018 on the ground floor and south galleries, “Helen Johnson: Ends” will be on view through January 14, 2018 on the ground floor and lobby gallery, “Alex Da Corte: Harvest Moon” on view through January 7, 2018 in the storefront window and south galleries, and “Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977–2017” on view through January 7, 2018 on the Fifth Floor. Now say that five times fast.
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Photos // Stephen Smith for Art Zealous