A photo of a giant yellow sculpture that reads, "YO." The sculpture was created by eminent artist Deborah Kass.

A monumental sculpture created by distinguished artist Deborah Kass. Other works of art created by Kass can be viewed at the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Photo credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock

The Neuberger Museum of Art, part of Purchase University in Southeastern New York, was founded in 1974 to house the donation of just over a hundred works of art by Roy Neuberger. Since then, it’s grown to accommodate more than 6,000 pieces. The museum showcases artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, including the newest emerging talents.

Due to popular demand, the museum has outgrown their space in Purchase, NY, and now they have a new location. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 27th debuted Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE | 42.

Situated in a recently renovated historic building owned by SUNY College of Optometry, the new space is Purchase College’s first finger into the heart of the big city. That location is important to college president Thomas J. Schwarz. He sees it as an opportunity to share their gallery with international art fans and talents.

For the inauguration, Director of SPACE | 42 Tracy Fitzpatrick elected to feature an exhibition by Deborah Kass, called Day after Day. It is a single work, a large-scale wallpaper piece, inspired by Andy Warhol and printed digitally. Huge, bold bars of color reminiscent of test pattern and subtle text. Founding patron Neuberger probably would have liked it. He certainly would have approved of SPACE | 42’s goal to support and encourage living artists.

The future of the space will include exhibitions, traveling collections, lectures, and educational and interactive programs for the general public. Admission is free to all, to create as large an art community around itself as possible.

Neuberger Museum of Art SPACE | 42 is on the ground floor of 33 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, across the street from Bryant Park. It is open seven days a week:

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5am
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm