MoMA reopens after its 4th extension
Since October 21st. discover the collection differently
MoMA, since its opening in 1929 in rented spaces, found its actual home Address in New York on 53rd Street exactly 80 years ago.
Built by Architect built by Goodwin-Stone. Philip Johnson then completed a first extension in 1964, which included the sculpture garden, and 20 years later César Pelli designed addition in 1984. Another major expansion was done by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi in 2004.
Today's 4th expansion has been completed by New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) and Gensler featuring a new lobby, bookstore, cafe, and several gallery spaces.
The collection has been totally remixed and a new performance art section is now in the center of the museum together with a creative lab open to artists and the public. Its director, Glenn D. Lowry, has been wanting to rethink the experience of art in the Museum.