Who doesn’t enjoy a birthday celebration? Certainly not New York’s New Museum, which announced today that, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, it will offer free admission to all visitors on December 2 and 3. On those days, the museum will be open longer than usual, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The anniversary weekend will further be marked courtesy of a conversation titled “Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue to Celebrate the New Museum’s Anniversary.” For the event, a group of multigenerational artists, among them Lynda Benglis, Carroll Dunham, and Camille Henrot, will gather to discuss their work and how it has helped shape the museum’s programming over the past four decades.
To cap off the festivities, the museum will harken back to Bruce Nauman’s New Museum solo exhibition by reinstalling his video No, No New Museum (Clown Torture Series), 1987, in the front window, where it was previously on view at his 1987 show.