by Marty Wood
The Museum of Modern Art announced this week that it will be getting rid of its architecture and design galleries, along with generally reorganizing its collections, during MoMA’s expansion on West 53rd Street. This announcement has been met with fear and disgust from the architecture and design community. Some of this fear may be grounded in (what some perceive as) the institution’s current crisis of judgement, epitomised by a series of recent missteps—in exhibitions (Björk anyone?), the dismantling of the Billie Tsien and Tod Williams’ American Folk Art Museum building in 2015, and the current, contentious expansion of the museum. MoMA has been publically denounced by increasingly frustrated and vocal critics for these and other decisions made over the past few years.
MoMA was one of the first major arts institutions to dedicate space to architectural exhibitions and, from its founding in 1929, was a key player in promoting Modernism to the museum-going public.
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: Metropolis Magazine Closing the MoMA’s Dedicated Design Galleries: New Opportunities or Foreclosed Possibilities? – Point of View – April 2016