A Renovated and Expanded Museum of Modern Art Reopens

A Renovated and Expanded Museum of Modern Art Reopens

A New York City institution and global cultural hub for modern art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently reopened after long anticipation and closing for four months. The reason? To complete a 47,000-square-foot, $450 million expansion and reorganization, which The 10,000 was quick to revisit and explore.

Whereas the museum’s previous footprint showcased a more traditional organization of modern art, the 24 new galleries have now been ordered by theme to include new artworks by women, multi-cultural artists, and other historically marginalized groups. To further aide exploration of the new galleries are a new electronic information sign in the expanded lobby, maps, friendly museum staff, and complimentary audio guide headsets. Displayed in the atrium is an installation created by artist Haegue Yang.

Some experimentally rehung old favorites from MoMA’s permanent collection that we couldn’t wait to see include Henri Matisse’s, “Dance (I)” (1909), Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies,” (1914-26) and “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh. In a gallery of early cubism is the pairing of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) with Faith Ringgold’s American People Series #20: Die (1967). Just outside the galleries on the fifth floor is a beautiful grouping of Brancusi sculptures that need no explanation.

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