THE NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

New York, New York

Founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker in order to create a space that would focues attention on younger artists who were not being given serious consideration by the major museums in New York. To create an "exhibition, information, and documentation center for contemporary art - focusing on living artists and the work they make - work that does not yet have wide public exposure or critical acceptance."

Marcia Tucker had been the Curator for the Whitney Museum from 1969 [when she co-curated the exhibition Anti-Illusion with James Monte] to 1977 when she left in part due to the unsupportive institutional reaction to the Richard Tuttle exhibition she had organized in 1975.

The New Museum, before moving into it's first exhibition space at 65 6th Avenue - a rent-free space in the Graduate Center of the New School for Social Research, raised funds and created exhibitions that were presented in other established spaces [see catalogues below: "Memory", and "New Work: New York"]. In 1983 The New Museum moved to 583 Broadway in SoHo where they remained until 2004 at which time they moved into temporary space at 556 West 22nd Street in Chelesa. The New Museum will move into their new home new building is completed at 235 Bowery.

Lisa Phillips, like Tucker, a former curator at the Whitney, became the Director of The New Museum of Contemporary Art when Marcia Tucker stepped down in 1999. Marcia Tucker died in 2006 at the age of 66 [obituary, Art in America, December, 2006].

CATALOGUES - Also See Below: CATALOGUES BY YEAR
Alternatives in Retrospect: An Historical Overview 1969-1975 [alternative galleries: Gain Ground / Apple / 98 Greene Street / 112 Green Street Workshop / 10 Bleecher Street / Idea Workshop / 3 Mercer] Jacki Apple (with essay by Mary Delahoyd) 1981
Art and Ideology  Benjamin Buchloh, Donald Kuspit, Lucy Lippard, Nilda Peraza, and Lowery Sims  1984
"Bad" Art Marcia Tucker 1978
Bad Girls [curator: Marcia Tucker] Marcia Tucker 1994
Barry Le Va: Four Consecutive Installations & Drawings 1967-1978 Marcia Tucker 1978
Cadences: Icon and Abstraction in Context Gary Sangster 1991
Carolee Schneemann: Up To And Including Her Limits Dan Cameron 1996 
Choices: Making Art of Everyday Life Marcia Tucker 1986
Christian Boltanski:: Lessons of Darkness [initiated at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1988] Lynn Gumpert and Mary Jane Jacob 1989
Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object  Brian Wallis 1986 
Deconstruction / Reconstruction: The Transformation of Photographic Information into Metephor Shelley Rice 1980
Difference On Representation and Sexuality  Kate Linker and Jane Weinstock  1984
Early Work: Benglis, Brown, Jimenez, Stephan, Weiner Lynn Gumpert, Ned Rifkin and Marcia Tucker 1982
Early Works by Five Contemporary Artists: Gorchov / Murray / Oppenheim / Rockburne / Shapiro [first exhibition to be held at The New Museum's initial location at 65 5th Avenue] Marcia Tucker  1977
East Village U.S.A.  Dan Cameron, Liza Kirwin and Alan W. Moore  2004 
Events: En Foco [includes: Juan Sanchez] / Heresies Collective Charles Biasiny-Rivera 1983
Events: Fashion Moda / Taller Boricua / Artists Invite Artists [first of a series of exhibitions - "Events" - organized by outside groups and artists] - Discussed in: Thinking About Exhibitions, 1996 Galleries and Artists / Marcia Tucker and Lynn Gumpert 1980
Fake William Olander 1987
Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz Dan Cameron 1999
Fiona Tan: Correction [originated at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago] Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues Widholm 2004 
Four Artists: Drawings [held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd exhibition organized by The New Museum] Michiko Miyamoto  1977 
From Receiver to Remote Control: The TV Set Matthew Geller 1990
Golub Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1984
Hans Haacke: Unfinished Business Brian Wallis 1986
Jana Sterbak [small catalogue]  Bruce W. Ferguson 1990
John Baldessari Marcia Tucker 1981
Living Inside the Grid [including Monica Bonvicini, and Douglas Blau, among others] Dan Cameron  2003
Markus Raetz: In the Realm of the Possible  Marcia Tucker 1988
Mary Kelly: Interim Marcia Tucker 1990
Memory [1st exhibition organized by The New Museum and held at C Space, New York]  Marcia Tucker 1977
New Work / New York [held at the Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, New York] Marcia Tucker 1977
New Work New York [incluced John Fekner] Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1982
Persona  Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1981 
Rhethorical Image Milena Kalinovska 1991
Signs  Ned Rifkin 1985
Slots Art Margarita Tupitsyn 1986
Stay Tuned Ned Rifkin 1981
Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos Laura Trippi 1989
Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong  Marcia Tucker / Dan Cameron / Barry Blinderman / Yasmin Ramirez / Lydia Yee / Carlo McCormick 1998
The Art of Memory The Loss of History William Olander 1986
The Big Nothing or le Presque Rien Keri Scharin 1992
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 80s [with The Studio Museum of Harlem / the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art] ulia Herzberg (MOCHA), Sharon Patton (SMH), Gary Sangster, and Laura Trippi (TNM) 1990
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse Lynn Gumpert 1983
The Interrupted Life France Morin 1991
the Time of Our Lives Marcia Tucker 1999
Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection Brian Goldfarb 1995
Tenth Anniversary 1977-1987 Marcia Tucker 1987
William Kentridge  Dan Cameron, Staci Boris and Neal Benezra 2001
     
GALLERY BROCHURES FOR    
     
Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961-2001  Erin barnett and Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo0  
Jacqueline Fraser: A Portrait of the Lost Boys Anne Barlow [Curaotr of Education and Media Programs] 2002
Tom Friedman Dan Cameron [Senior Curator] 2002
William Kentridge  Dan Cameron, Staci Boris and Neal Benezra
Cildo Merieles Dan Cameron [Senior Curator] 2000
Helio Oiticica: Quasi-Cinemas Johanna Burton [curatorial fellow] 2002
Adrian Piper Anne Ellegood [Assistant Curator] 2001
Fiona Tan: Correction Julie Rodrigues Widholm [Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2005
Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz Dan Cameron [Senior Curator] 1999
Out of Site Anne Ellegood [Assistant Curator] 2002
     
PUBLICATIONS     
     
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation  Brian Wallis and Marcia Tucker, editors 1984 
Blasted Allegories: An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists Brian Wallis, editor 1987 
Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture  Russell Ferguson, William Olander, Marcia Tucker and Karen Fiss, editors 1990
Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures [Photographic images selected by Felix Gonzalez-Torres]
Editors: Russell Fu\\erguson, Martha Gever, Trinth T. Minh-ha and Cornel West
1990
Over Here: International Perspectives on Art and Culture  Gerardo Mosquera and Jean Fisher [artist project by Francis Alys] 2004
     
DISCUSSED IN    
     
Alternative Art New York 1965-1985 The Drawing Center / University of Minnesota Press 2002
Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture University of California Press 1992
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change [Lucy Lippard] E.P. Dutton 1984
Over Here: International Perspectives on Art and Culture  The New Museum of Contemporary Art and MIT Press 2004
SoHo: The Essential Guide to Art and Life in Lower Manhattan  Simon and Schuster 1979
SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony  Routledge 2003
Thinking About Exhibitions Routledge 1996
     
CATALOGUES BY YEAR     
     
Memory [1st exhibition organized by The New Museum and held at C Space, New York]  Marcia Tucker 1977
New Work / New York [held at the Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, New York] Marcia Tucker 1977
Four Artists: Drawings [held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd exhibition organized by The New Museum] Michiko Miyamoto  1977 
Early Works by Five Contemporary Artists: Gorchov / Murray / Oppenheim / Rockburne / Shapiro [first exhibition to be held at The New Museum's initial location at 65 5th Avenue] Marcia Tucker  1977
"Bad" Art Marcia Tucker 1978
Barry Le Va: Four Consecutive Installations & Drawings 1967-1978 Marcia Tucker 1978
Deconstruction / Reconstruction: The Transformation of Photographic Information into Metephor Shelley Rice 1980
Events: Fashion Moda / Taller Boricua / Artists Invite Artists [first of a series of exhibitions - "Events" - organized by outside groups and artists] - Discussed in: Thinking About Exhibitions, 1996 Galleries and Artists / Marcia Tucker and Lynn Gumpert 1980
Alternatives in Retrospect: An Historical Overview 1969-1975 [alternative galleries: Gain Ground / Apple / 98 Greene Street / 112 Green Street Workshop / 10 Bleecher Street / Idea Workshop / 3 Mercer] Jacki Apple (with essay by Mary Delahoyd) 1981
John Baldessari Marcia Tucker 1981
Persona  Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1981 
Stay Tuned Ned Rifkin 1981
Early Work: Benglis, Brown, Jimenez, Stephan, Weiner Lynn Gumpert, Ned Rifkin and Marcia Tucker 1982
New Work New York Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1982
Events: En Foco / Heresies Collective Charles Biasiny-Rivera 1983
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse Lynn Gumpert 1983
Art and Ideology  Benjamin Buchloh, Donald Kuspit, Lucy Lippard, Nilda Peraza, and Lowery Sims  1984
Difference On Representation and Sexuality  Kate Linker and Jane Weinstock  1984
Golub Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin 1984
Signs  Ned Rifkin 1985
Choices: Making Art of Everyday Life Marcia Tucker 1986
Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object  Brian Wallis 1986 
Hans Haacke: Unfinished Business Brian Wallis 1986
Slots Art Margarita Tupitsyn 1986
The Art of Memory The Loss of History William Olander 1986
Fake William Olander 1987
Tenth Anniversary 1977-1987 Marcia Tucker 1987
Christian Boltanski: Lessons of Darkness [initiated at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1988] Lynn Gumpert and Mary Jane Jacob 1989
Markus Raetz: In the Realm of the Possible  Marcia Tucker 1988
Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos Laura Trippi 1989
From Receiver to Remote Control: The TV Set Matthew Geller 1990
Jana Sterbak [small catalogue]  Bruce W. Ferguson 1990
Mary Kelly: Interim Marcia Tucker 1990
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 80s [with The Studio Museum of Harlem / the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art] ulia Herzberg (MOCHA), Sharon Patton (SMH), Gary Sangster, and Laura Trippi (TNM) 1990
Cadences: Icon and Abstraction in Context Gary Sangster 1991
Rhethorical Image Milena Kalinovska 1991
The Interrupted Life France Morin 1991
The Big Nothing or le Presque Rien Keri Scharin 1992
Bad Girls [curator: Marcia Tucker] Marcia Tucker 1994
Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection Brian Goldfarb 1995
Carolee Schneemann: Up To And Including Her Limits Dan Cameron 1996 
Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong  Marcia Tucker / Dan Cameron / Barry Blinderman / Yasmin Ramirez / Lydia Yee / Carlo McCormick 1998
Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz Dan Cameron 1999
the Time of Our Lives Marcia Tucker 1999
William Kentridge  Dan Cameron, Staci Boris and Neal Benezra 2001
Living Inside the Grid [including Monica Bonvicini, and Douglas Blau, among others] Dan Cameron  2003
East Village U.S.A.  Dan Cameron, Liza Kirwin and Alan W. Moore  2004 
Fiona Tan: Correction [originated at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago] Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues Widholm 2004