January 10, 2008
The Art of Giving
Amid old hotels, church missions, a furniture shop, and numerous restaurant-supply stores, the 31-year-old New Museum last month opened a new building on this city's infamous Bowery street. And unlike anything else in this gritty neighborhood of worn bricks and faded signs, the new New Museum gleams.
Its facade shines white, and rainbow-striped letters four feet high greet the Bowery with the words "Hell, Yes!" Tall, clean glass doors welcome