As the name suggests, the place specializes in new and experimental art forms which are shown at alternate exhibitions. Yesterday I visited an exhibition called “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module". The show runs through April 13th, 2014.
According to their website the installation "is inspired by the spacecraft in the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism". I consider this as a smart marketing campaign. You won`t find a spaceship there, not even a model of that. They just shaped the entry and the exit of a small room like the doorways which you could see in movies like Stanley Kubrick`s "2001: A Space Odyssey".
But I found the exhibition entertaining anyway. You can see there a lot of works (videos, books, posters, sculptures) created by Eastern European artists who had interesting ideas.
And the museum has more: There is also an exhibition called "Paweł Althamer: The Neigbors" (also through April 13th) which displays sculptures by the Polish artist. Part of this show is a room where visitors can paint walls and ground as they like.
A visit at the "New Museum" is a perfect entertainment for a rainy Sunday afternoon (admission $16, students $10, seniors $14) and at Thursday´s nights, admission is free. Enjoy.