We just got back from the press preview of the New Museum on Bowery. We took Richard Blakeley along to film. The austerity of the gallery space (with its high ceilings and poured concrete floors) and the vibrancy of the work mesh extremely well. The museum also featured a lot of old dudes talking about poetry and some bored-looking guards who were already muttering to themselves—though the museum doesn't officially open until the 1st.