The New Museum is New York's only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art. As an international art capital, the City is long overdue for the world class contemporary art museum.
Artist Ugo Rondinone's "HELL,YES!" installation, a giant rainbow-colored light-up sign, will go up before the opening on the front of the museum.
The building, designed by Riyue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) starts at a small enough scale that even the biggest of the floating boxes, the ground floor atrium, keeps a visitor feeling like this is just small enough of a museum to see on a spin through downtown.