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The new Museum of Modern Art ditches chronology for a mixture of ideas

This sounds fairly simple to achieve: Don't put galleries in a one-directional loop, yet it eluded architect Yoshio Taniguchi in the 2004 extension of MoMA

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art collection | Art gallery

James Tarmy | Bloomberg 

The total gallery space at the MoMA after the expansion is 166,000 square feet
The total gallery space at the MoMA after the expansion is 166,000 square feet

Walking through near-empty galleries of the expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York on its first day of press previews, I experienced serendipity at the MoMA for the first time ever. I turned a corner and stumbled across a vitrine with Meret Oppenheim’s fur cup from 1936 in front of Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Cropped Hair from 1940; I walked to the left and was suddenly in front of Henri Matisse’s superstar work, Dance (I), from 1909.

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First Published: Fri, October 11 2019. 23:06 IST
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