Museum of New was originally founded by the artist Joseph Drapell and poet Anna Maclachlan in 1998 to promote the art of New New Painters and others.

With the addition of a second floor space, the Museum was doubled in size to 5,200 square feet and re-opened in October 2012 with a wider mandate.

Located in the City of Toronto (Queen Street West), the New venue is open to artists who intend on challenging established views and exploring new possibilities. It also hosts ad hoc forums with artists, critics, and enthusiasts from around the world.