The Museum of Modern Art in New York City reopens in October 21 after extensive expansion and renovation plans, with Member Previews happening on October 13, 14 and 19, respectively. The new expansion comes in time for MoMa’s 90th anniversary and now houses several exciting spaces. This includes the new David Geffen Wing (named for the legendary media moghul) where modern art is “remixed” with early masterpieces, allowing for greater diversity and multiculturalism. Elsewhere, the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio will see the performing arts draw parallels with existing contemporary collections–it would be the world’s first dedicated space for performance, process and time-based art to be integrated within the galleries of a major museum.
The Kravis Studio sees new commissions and programs featuring emerging voices in the arts to include a residency program to allow young artists to further experiment. At the October opening, the studio will present an immersive sound installation Rainforest V (Variation 1 ) by electronic music pioneer David Tudor.
The second floor is now dedicated to a new space, the Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab which provides a creative ideation space that allows for lively conversations, live sessions with artists and more. The museum will continue to champion public programs and events including their ongoing Projects series, New Photography biennial, and New Directors/New Films festival, and Artist’s Choice exhibitions.
Of course, MoMa’s big draws are still here–masterpieces including works by Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Picasso will still take pride of place at the newly imagined space.