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Neuberger Museum of Art Unveils New Space in NYC

Located in the heart of Manhattan, across from Bryant Park on 42nd Street,  in the SUNY Optometry building.

Last Thursday, the Neuberger Museum of Art celebrated the opening of its new space for public art, Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE | 42 located on the ground floor of 33 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, the recently renovated historic building occupied by SUNY College of Optometry.

Dozens of community members joined museum patrons and college officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the space that will feature changing exhibitions by established and emerging artists.

According to Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE | 42 aligns perfectly with the vision of the museum’s founding patron Roy Neuberger, one of America’s foremost art patrons and philanthropists, to support and encourage the work of living artists.

“The new space is intended to spark community engagement and dialogue, and to be accessible to all,” she says.

“By expanding our reach from our original site on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, into the heart of New York City, we broaden our community and further expose the New York City public to imaginative public art, thought, and dialogue.”

Purchase College president Thomas J. Schwarz adds, “We are pleased to celebrate the opening of Neuberger Museum of Art’s SPACE | 42 in New York City. Located in the SUNY College of Optometry in the heart of the city, this gallery will enable us to share innovative contemporary art projects, curated by our world-class museum, with visitors from around the world. We’re grateful to our colleagues at the SUNY College of Optometry for making this collaboration possible.”

Deborah Kass; Day After Day, 2016; digital print; 146 ½ x 458 inches; ©Deborah Kass; courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery

Day After Day
The inaugural exhibition, Deborah Kass: Day After Day is a large-scale, site-specific digital print, the artist’s first wallpaper work, inspired, in part, by Warhol’s signature Cow (1966) and Mao (1974) wallpaper. It marks an exciting new direction in her practice and is based on one of the artist’s favorite paintings, a 2010 canvas from her series more! feel good paintings for feel bad times, that is in the Neuberger’s permanent collection.  

The Neuberger Museum of Art commissioned the work for SPACE | 42; the exhibition is curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator.

Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE | 42 is located on the ground floor of 33 West 42nd Street (across from Bryant Park) in Manhattan. It is open to the public daily: 

Monday-Friday, 9 am–5 pm
Saturday, 9 am–4 pm
Sunday, 10 am–6 pm