The New Museum of Contemporary Art Opens

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photo by Mollye Chudacoff

The recently inaugurated New Museum of Contemporary Art opened this past weekend. The first art museum ever built from scratch in downtown Manhattan, its design is dazzling and accessible, handsome and modest, brassily assertive and yet—like a cagey New Yorker—respectful of the quirks of its streetwise neighbors.

A view from the seventh floor window.

. . . with a reception, a show, and a pair of melted wax breasts