MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design. via WIRED
THE MUSEUM OF Modern Art in New York City is closing its architecture and design galleries, along with the other “medium specific” galleries including photography and drawing. Instead of living in a dedicated space, some of the works from all four mediums will be interspersed throughout the museum, as additions to preexisting (and future) installations.
MoMA says the move is a result of the museum’s impending Diller Scofidio and Renfro renovation, which includes 50,000 square-feet of new gallery space and 15,000 square-feet of renovated space. The museum won’t say how the medium-specific works will be displayed once the renovation is complete, but there’s speculation that the closure is a deliberate move, as the museum begins to take a more “multi-disciplinary” approach to curation and installation.
i am not sure about this new “multi-disciplinary” approach to curation and installation.
first the disastrous decisions MoMA has made about its own building and its uses over the years and now this.
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