MoMA Reopening: Everything You Need to Know

The New York Times, Azi Paybarah
For the last four months, one of the best known art institutions in the country, the Museum of Modern Art has been closed as part of an approximately $450 million renovation.

Yesterday, it reopened to the general public.

The museum, on West 53rd Street, is bigger. They’ve added about 47,000 additional square feet.

[MoMA is bigger and more demanding. But there’s more fun, and a sense of serendipity.]

Here is what to expect, according to Jason Farago, an art critic for The Times:

Tell me the three collection galleries I absolutely cannot miss.
Gallery 503 features the juxtaposition of Pablo Picasso with two later American artists, Louise Bourgeois and Faith Ringgold.

In Gallery 406B you’ll find Henri Matisse’s pulse-quickening “Swimming Pool,” whose fragile blue cutouts can only be shown rarely.

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Photo Credit: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

Oct 21, 2019