New Museum Reopening in September

The New Museum is planning to reopen on September 15, having been closed for six-months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the reopening, admission will be free to all visitors, through Sunday, September 27.

On reopening, the New Museum’s exhibitions will remain on view, “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” “Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,” and “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself.” The Peter Saul and Jordan Casteel exhibitions opened on February 11 and 19 respectively, just weeks before the COVID-19 closure. The exhibitions will remain on view through the end of the year.

“Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” on view on the Museum’s third- and fourth-floor galleries, marks the artist’s first New York museum survey. For over fifty years, Saul has been one of America’s boldest and most iconoclastic painters; this exhibition brings together approximately sixty paintings from across his long career.

“Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,” on view on the Museum’s second floor, is the first solo museum exhibition in New York City of work by Jordan Casteel. Bringing together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, the exhibition includes works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013-14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark.

“Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself,” on view in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery, is the first institutional solo exhibition in the US by Daiga Grantina. With her large-scale sculptural assemblages that emulate the natural world, Grantina’s work often resembles terrariums and vegetation. Her labored configurations employ synthetic materials and incorporate conflicting physical qualities: soft and hard, transparent and opaque, mobile and static, strong and weak.

The Museum will resume its normal days and hours of operation, though admission will be through timed ticketing and visitorship will be limited to less than 25% of capacity. All visitors will be required to reserve admission tickets in advance online at, beginning August 31, 2020.