The New Museum of Contemporary Art has contributed more than 6000 images of exhibition installations to the Artstor Digital Library. Artstor partnered with the Museum to digitize this selection of images from its photographic archive documenting exhibition activity from 1977 to 2005.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is the first and only museum in New York City devoted solely to contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1977, the museum has developed a curatorial program focused on presenting innovative and adventurous contemporary art by emerging and established international artists.

Throughout its history, the New Museum has followed a tradition of showing important contemporary artists before they became widely recognized. During the museum’s first decade, the following artists exhibited at early points in their career: Donald Sultan (1977), Keith Haring (1980), Richard Prince (1970), Jeff Koons (1980), David Hammons (1980), John Baldessari (1981), Adrian Piper (1981), Robert Colescott (1981), Mark Tansey (1981), Tony Oursler (1981), and Bill Jensen (1983).

The New Museum is housed in a building designed by Tokyo–based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA.