Lisa Phillips: Keeping the New Museum New

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Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Seminar: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Keeping the New Museum New

Presented by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum

Museums today are some of the most important  patrons of great, innovative  architecture and are contributing to the vitality of cities and transforming communities.  This is a look at the New Museum’s history and evolution from a small alternative space, to a major destination for contemporary art.  The discussion will center on the programs and  planning for our new building and the important role the Museum has played in the renaissance of the Bowery.


Gallery Tours and Lunch Break: 11-1 p.m. Gallery tours of the exhibition Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty. This exhibition is the culmination of four years of work. Neither a traditional survey nor a retrospective, the exhibition features new productions and iconic works combined to compose a series of gigantic still lifes and walk-in tableaux. Choreographed entirely by the artist, the exhibition is a descent into Fischer's universe, revealing the world of an artist who has emerged as one of the most exceptional talents working today. Urs Fischer has taken over three of the New Museum's gallery floors to create a series of immersive installations and hallucinatory environments.

Workshop: 1-2 p.m.
$5 Members, $10 General Public

Following the morning seminar, New Museum educators will workshop ideas in response to the morning presentation. Participants will explore visual inquiry and object-based learning in the Museum's galleries and develop ideas and projects to incorporate into the curriculum. Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop is limited to thirty people. Ticket is required.

Lisa Phillips: Keeping the New Museum New

Professional Development for Teachers aims to supplement high school teachers' knowledge of contemporary art practices and issues through directed lectures, participatory workshops, and object-based learning. Morning seminar presented by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum RSVP now!