Tag: Museum of Modern Art

How the Superrich Took Over the Museum World

With the recent opening of its sleek new quarters, the Museum of Modern Art has solidified its position as one of the world’s leading showcases for high culture. Designed by the “starchitect” firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the renovation cost $450 million; that comes on top of the $425 million the museum spent on […]

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Donald B. Marron, Financier, Art Collector and Philanthropist, Dies at 85

Donald B. Marron, a prominent financier with decades of executive leadership and a major figure in the New York art world, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 85. Catherine Marron, his wife, said he had been en route to a colleague’s holiday cocktail party and was getting out of a car when he had […]

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Best Art of 2019

ROBERTA SMITH Unexpected Delights From retrospectives to debut shows, and, yes, even the MoMA reopening, art held our attention with innovation and variety. For New York, the signal event of the year was October’s reopening of the Museum of Modern Art with its newly expanded, improved building and more inclusive, historically accurate permanent collection hang, […]

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Holiday Museum Guide: Where to See Art This Season

This season can make even the grouchiest New Yorker an urban romantic, and encourages local residents and visitors alike to rediscover the museums and monuments we sometimes take for granted. Prepare for good cheer, special programming — and big crowds. Whether you’re coming with your family, your friends, your lover or your good old self, […]

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MoMA Reopening: Everything You Need to Know

Weather: Expect a mostly sunny day, with a high in the mid to low 60s. Alternate-side parking: Is suspended today and tomorrow for the Jewish autumn festivals (Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah). ImageCreditGeorgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Jeenah Moon for The New York Times For the last four months, one of the […]

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MoMA Is Back: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Weather: Expect a mostly sunny day, with a high in the mid to low 60s. Alternate-side parking: Is suspended today and tomorrow for the Jewish autumn festivals (Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah). ImageCreditGeorgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Jeenah Moon for The New York Times For the last four months, one of the […]

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Which Way to ‘Starry Night’? A Reimagined MoMA Opens to the Public

Tania Thomas, one of the first visitors to see the renovated and expanded Museum of Modern Art, had the new floor map in hand and an audio guide. It wasn’t enough. “We’re walking in the wrong direction,” Ms. Thomas, of Larchmont, N.Y., said to her daughter Eliana, 11, as they wandered the fifth floor. “Should […]

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Braving MoMA: What to Know Before You Enter

We’ve been asked many questions about how to visit the newly-expanded Museum of Modern Art. Based on roughly a dozen visits, I’ve figured out some of the answers. All right, the new MoMA is here. When can I get in? The museum reopens to the public on Monday, Oct. 21. Daily hours are 10 a.m. […]

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With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?

In 1939, the Museum of Modern Art opened its first purpose-built home on West 53rd Street, a taut, rectangular, six-story International Style palazzo clad in Thermolux glass and panels of milky white marble. Stylish and surprisingly homey, the building, designed by Philip L. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone, replaced four old brownstones. The neighborhood was […]

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MoMA Keeps Getting Bigger. Is That Better?

In 1939, the Museum of Modern Art opened its first purpose-built home on West 53rd Street, a taut, rectangular, six-story International Style palazzo clad in Thermolux glass and panels of milky white marble. Stylish and surprisingly homey, the building, designed by Philip L. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone, replaced four old brownstones. The neighborhood was […]

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The New MoMA Is Here. Get Ready for Change.

Picasso and Braque were looking a little forlorn: unsure of their new home, unsure of their new acquaintances. It was early September, six anxious weeks from the reopening of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. After three years of piecemeal renovations, the museum had shut its doors for the summer, preparing for a top-to-bottom […]

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Robert Frank Revealed the Truth of Postwar America

Robert Frank kicked documentary photography into the present with a loud clang. In place of the detached formalism of Walker Evans and the poetic lyricism of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andre Kertesz, he brought a moody, cool intensity that stamped his pictures with a readily identifiable hallmark. Using a 35-millimeter Leica, he could compose images as […]

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‘It’s About Time!’ Betye Saar’s Long Climb to the Summit

LOS ANGELES — I ask the artist Betye Saar, who is 93 and set to open concurrent solo shows this fall at two major museums — the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — if she has any theories as to why big-ticket attention is finally […]

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Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder

The art handlers at the Guggenheim work under some unusual conditions, having to hang paintings slightly askew and tilted to account for the museum’s sloped floors and curved walls. But this spring, the handlers mounted something never before seen at the Guggenheim: a successful union drive. With their rarefied spaces and lofty missions, museums and […]

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The Best of Couture Week, in Pictures

Our favorite images from the shows, as captured by T’s photographers. The fall 2019 couture shows brought everything from the designer Daniel Roseberry’s debut at Schiaparelli in Paris to Fendi’s tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in Rome — and T’s photographers were there to capture it all. Below, our notes on the collections and favorite images. […]

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Peter Selz, an Art Museum Force on Two Coasts, Dies at 100

Peter Selz, who as a leading curator at the Museum of Modern Art staged wide-ranging exhibitions of Mark Rothko’s paintings and Auguste Rodin’s sculptures before leaving to become the founding director of the University Art Museum, Berkeley, died on June 21 in Albany, Calif. He was 100. His daughter Gabrielle Selz confirmed the death, at […]

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What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day

Walking around the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday afternoon, you could be forgiven for not realizing that it was the end of one era and the dawn of another. In the galleries tourists and locals mingled with artists and art buffs, just like usual. “This one’s good,” one visitor offered, pointing to Piet Mondrian’s […]

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