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NYC’s New Museum just launched a new digital series called Deep Dives this week, which’ll feature interviews with artists, writers and curators for an in-depth exploration of some of the museum’s most historic exhibitions and key moments. 

The inaugural episode is with art historian Michele Wallace, who discusses her mother’s exhibition “Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold’s French Collection and Other Story Quilts” from 1998, back when the New Museum was still located on Broadway.

WATCH HERE 

In the coming weeks, you can catch new episodes on New Museum Now and the New Museum’s social media channels; planned features include conversations with Ericka Beckman on “Sets from Cinderella” (1986); Laura Trippi on “The Decade Show” (1990); Carlos Basualdo on “Helio Oiticica: Quasi Cinemas (including works in collaboration with Neville D’Almeida)” (2002); Pat Steir on “Self Portrait: An Installation” (1987); Krzystof Wodiczko on “On View series” (1984); Alfredo Jaar on “1+1+1” (1992); Allan Schwartzman on “David Hammons: Rented Earth” (1980); Joan Jonas on “Big Market” (1984); with more TBA.

If you’re looking for a more IRL experience, New Museum is slated to reopen to the public on September 15th; to celebrate this momentous occasion, admission will be free from the date of opening through September 27th.

Normal days and hours of operation are expected, but timed ticketing will now be required for admission, and they’ll be reducing their visitor capacity to less than 25%.

Here are the planned safety measures that are set to be implemented, as stated by the New Museum:

  • Time and date specific admission tickets will be required for entry to the Museum.
  • In accordance with current NY State policy and CDC recommendations, the Museum will require all visitors age 4 and up to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of their visit. The Museum’s staff are also required to wear masks.
  • All visitors will be required to stay at least six feet apart from visitors from different households/family groups. All visits will be self-guided, with guided tours suspended at this time.
  • Large bags will not be permitted as coat and bag check is closed. Visitors with large bags may be denied entry to the Museum.
  • The Museum will clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas frequently throughout the day; and the Museum has also upgraded its air filtration system.
  • The Museum will encourage frequent hand washing and provide hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building.
  • The Cafe will be closed and public water fountains will not be available. The use of closed water bottles is permitted in areas outside of the Museum’s galleries.

For more info, head here.

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