New Website for NYC’s New Museum

New York’s New Museum, which celebrated the big 3-0 with a stunning new SANAA-designed home on the Bowery, is celebrating its 35th birthday with a fresh online HQ. Today the museum debuted its new website, designed by NYC-based Kettle to address four major new online initiatives: “to expand the conversation about contemporary art in a global context, premiere new works, share our history, and provide expanded resources on exhibitions and programs both past and present,” according to a statement released today. Refreshingly, these goals have already been translated to specific facets of the overhauled site. History comes alive in the museum’s new digital archive, a site within a site that provides access to more than 8,000 written and visual records, as well as a searchable database of over 4,000 artists, curators, and organizations associated with the museum’s history. Meanwhile, the latest and greatest is featured in First Look, a series that will showcase a new digital artwork each month. First up: Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz’s “Image Atlas” (2012). And with an eye beyond the Bowery, the site includes an interactive, international guide to over 400 independent art spaces from 96 countries and Six Degrees, “a blog about new ideas elsewhere.”