The Museum of Modern Art has announced 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 for groups to enjoy and enables the museum to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways.
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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 groups 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 MoMA to New York City and bring art closer to those on the streets of midtown Manhattan.
"Inspired by Alfred Barr's original vision to be an experimental museum in New York, the real value of this expansion is not just more space, but space that allows us to rethink the experience of art in the Museum," said Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art.
"We have an opportunity to re-energize and expand upon our founding mission—to welcome everyone to experience MoMA as a laboratory for the study and presentation of the art of our time, across all visual arts."
In October 2019, MoMA will reveal a presentation that highlights the creative affinities and frictions produced by displaying painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, media, performance, film, and works on paper—together.
With the museum constantly renewing installations and exhibits, groups are able to delve further into the art on display and question, debate, and discover more than ever.
To prepare for the opening of the new MoMA, the museum's final day of general admission is June 15, 2019. Spring exhibitions will now close on that date, including Lincoln Kirstein's Modern, Joan Miró: Birth of the World, New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, and The Value of Good Design.
To view the opening exhibitions coming in October, visit Museum of Modern Art.
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