NEW YORK’S REIMAGINED MOMA OPENS TO PUBLIC

NYC art museum offers expanded space, and there might still be time to visit the city’s new ice cream museum

The Museum of Modern Art opened its expanded campus on 21 October, with a reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art.

The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Sco dio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new and interdisciplinary ways. In addition, a second- oor Platform for education will invite visitors to connect with art that explores new ideas. Street- level galleries, free to all, will better connect the Museum to New York City.

“Inspired by Alfred Barr’s vision to be an experimental museum in New York, the value of this expansion is not just more space, but space that allows us to rethink the experience of art in the Museum,” says Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art. “We have an opportunity to re-energise and expand on our founding mission.”

As it reopens, MoMA will reveal a presentation that highlights the creative affinities and frictions produced by displaying painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, media, performance, lm, and works on paper together. A new curatorial generation will continually renew the experience of the Museum through installations and exhibitions, artist commissions, and programmes that encourage debate and discovery.

All of the opening exhibitions in October 2019 will be drawn from the Museum’s collection. These include: Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift; member: Pope.L, 1978– 2001; Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girls Window; and The Elaine Dannheisser Project Series, curated by Thelma Golden. And if visitors have any time left over after visiting MoMA, they might be tempted to visit the Museum of Ice Cream, which is opening its NYC Flagship in late autumn (tickets go on sale from October 9).

Located at 558 Broadway in Soho, Manhattan, MOIC NYC spans nearly 25,000 square feet over three oors, featuring 13 all-new installations. “MOIC NYC is a dream that our team has been developing for three years. Over 1.5 million guests have come through our various doors and given us so much inspiration,” says Co-Founder and Creative Director, Maryellis Bunn. “MOIC NYC will build upon Soho’s artistic history and contribute to the neighbourhood’s resurgence as a place for imagination and creativity.”


Photo: New MoMA, Manhattan, New York, USA