New YorkÂ’s Museum of Modern Art goes east

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art goes east

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:07 pm

New York’s Museum of Modern Art goes east.

For New York’s cultured elite, this is one hell of a wrench. The Museum of Modern Art, resident in fairytale midtown Manhattan since forever, has moved a few miles over the East River - but light years perceptually - to the gritty urban realism of the district known as Queen’s. And from its purpose-built, high-modern-architecture gallery to a converted stapler factory of minimal architectural interest. In the circumstances, they are putting a brave face on things.
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Postby Jas » Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:00 am

An excellent project, although it does seem a shame that it will revert to warehouse duties after the refurbishment. Interior looks interesting as well although I do find that many galleries with that kind of wide open spaces feel cold and baren for looking at art.
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