The New MoMA
Through an effort to re-imagine the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in a greater global context, MoMa decided to undertake a major renovation. Led by renowned New York-based interdisciplinary studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the project has expanded the museum’s layout by one-third, adding an additional 40,000 square feet of space, which includes several new galleries and a café, in addition to redesigning existing portions of the museum, such as its lobby and bookstore.
In particular, the expanded galleries and newly-developed areas designated to performance, conversation and art making – such as the Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis studio – allow for experimental programming and opportunities to creatively explore new ideas and questions that arise from the museum’s collections and exhibitions.
Through new commissions, acquisitions, residencies and the presentation of landmark works from the collection, the new MoMA allows the museum to exhibit more art in new contexts and interdisciplinary formats. In a city like New York that is so driven by both the history of art and the progression of culture, the new and improved Museum of Modern Art is a must go for anyone looking to experience a art in a new and improved format.