MoMA Announces Major Publication Celebrating the 80-Year History of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden

Posted on October 18, 2018

The Museum of Modern Art is proud to announce the publication of Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art, to be released on October 23. Commissioned by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, the richly illustrated publication celebrates the 80-year history of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, which has held a special place in the hearts of artists, museumgoers, New Yorkers, and visitors from around the world since its opening in 1939. It is edited by Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Romy Silver-Kohn, Research Assistant, with contributions by Reed and Silver-Kohn, as well as Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography. In addition to behind-the-scenes history, the publication debuts newly commissioned portfolios by eight prominent contemporary artists and photographers who were invited by Bajac to make new works with the Sculpture Garden as their subject: Tina Barney, Candida Höfer, Vera Lutter, Richard Pare, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carrie Mae Weems, and James Welling. In their diversity, these images fully realize the richness of the subject, and demonstrate the manifold ways in which the Sculpture Garden continues to inspire its visitors today.

 

The Museum acknowledges the generous support of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and its Jo Carole Lauder Publications Fund, as well as Council members Jon Shirley, Marie-Rose Kahane, and Wendy Stark Morrissey for their special contributions.

Additional funding is provided by the Museum’s Research and Scholarly Publications endowment established through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Edward John Noble Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Perry R. Bass, and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Challenge Grant Program.

 

MoMA Announces Major Publication Celebrating the 80-Year History of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden


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