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New Architecture and Design Galleries at The Museum of Modern Art*

“The Museum of Modern Art opened on October 21 with galleries dedicated to architecture and design across all floors of the Museum. Each of these installations explores different topics, extending a dialogue with the integrated presentations of all mediums and chronologies throughout the collection galleries on the fifth, fourth, and second floors. The location of the architecture and design galleries on each of these floors, as well as on the first and third floors, reflects the curatorial vision of a ‘both–and’ approach, acknowledging architecture and design both as integral to the interdisciplinary conversation with the visual arts and as autonomous disciplines with specific histories and methodologies. 

These new and extensive spaces allow the Department of Architecture and Design not only to explore the collection through changing themes in regular rotations, but also to mount topical installations that leverage the Department’s holdings to address current disciplinary conversations and public concerns. This new approach to ever-evolving collection-based installations ensures that visitors can always view dynamic work from modern and contemporary architects and designers.” — MoMA

Installation view of Architecture Systems (gallery 417), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Installation view of Architecture Systems (gallery 417), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Installation view of Building Citizens (gallery 216), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Building Citizens (gallery 216), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Energy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of Energy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of Taking a Thread for a Walk, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Denis Doorly

Installation view of Taking a Thread for a Walk, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Denis Doorly

Images courtesy The Museum of Modern Art.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Modern Art is temporarily closed to the public.

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