Museum of Modern Art Brings Modern Art into the 21st Century

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MoMa Expansion

(View of The Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin Lounge. Photo by Iwan Baan)

With its 40,000 square feet expansion launched in 2017, it seems that the Museum of Modern Art is bringing modern art into the 21st Century — starting October 21. The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, has added room for more art and seeks to do so with an interdisciplinary approach.

Spaces include a Platform for education, which invites visitors to react to and question art in today’s historical and contemporary landscape. The studio space will present performances that continue to further their education mission. Most exciting still are the street level galleries which MoMA intends to keep free for visitors who may be hesitant to pay an entry fee – whether for financial reasons or because they might not be fans of what the museum offers — namely a world-renowned collection focused on the modern, contemporary and 20th Century art that broke the mold with movements such as dada, fauvism, cubism and abstraction.

Coinciding with the reopening will be a slew of exhibitions, including printmaker Betya Saar’s “The Legends of Black Girl’s Window, “Su moderno: Journeys of Abstraction”, “Private Lives Public Spaces”, installation artist Haegue Yang’s “Handles” and more. moma.org/about/new-moma

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Last modified: October 29, 2019