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The Expanded and Reimagined Museum of Modern Art to Open on October 21, 2019

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announced on February 5, 2019, that MoMA will open its expanded campus on October 21, 2019, with a reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art.

The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways. The Studio in the heart of the Museum will feature live programming and performances that react to, question, and challenge histories of modern art and the current cultural moment. An innovative second-floor Platform for education will invite visitors to connect with art that explores new ideas about the present, past, and future. Street-level galleries, free and open to all on the expanded ground floor, will better connect the Museum to New York City and bring art closer to people on the streets of midtown Manhattan.

Animation depicting the renovation and new construction at The Museum of Modern Art. © 2017 Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

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Exterior view of The Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street © 2017 Diller Scofidio + Renfro

North/south section-perspective through the new gallery spaces at The Museum of Modern Art, looking east along Fifty-third Street. © 2017 Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Construction progress of new gallery spaces in The David Geffen Wing at The Museum of Modern Art. Image courtesy of Turner Construction Company.© 2019 Max Touhey

Construction progress of new gallery spaces in The David Geffen Wing at The Museum of Modern Art. Image courtesy of Turner Construction Company. © 2019 Max Touhey

Construction progress of new gallery spaces in The David Geffen Wing at The Museum of Modern Art. Image courtesy of Turner Construction Company.© 2019 Max Touhey

Elevation of The Museum of Modern Art on Fifty-third Street with cutaway view below street level. © 2017 Diller Scofidio + Renfro

View of The Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin Lounge. Photo by Iwan Baan

View of The Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin Lounge. Photo by Iwan Baan

View of The Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin Lounge. Photo by Iwan Baan

View of the restored Bauhaus staircase, with Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Staircase (1932). Photo by Iwan Baan

View of the second floor looking east with new Museum Store, espresso bar and The Daniel and Jane Och Lounge. Photo by Iwan Baan

View of the Louise Reinhardt Smith Gallery, including Lawrence Weiner’s SLOW CORROSION LEADING TO A LOSS OF INHERENT DIGNITY OF THE OBJECT AT HAND (1985). Photo by Iwan Baan