Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Last Saturday, I visited the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA) in midtown Manhattan. The museum was designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi who created a final effect that is rectilinear, immaculate and spacious. There are acres of white wall, white-oak floor and a lot of halogen lights on discreetly recessed tracks. One of the stairwells caught my attention so I made a photograph of it framed on a vast wall creating a simple image with clean lines.

Architect’s statement: “The primary objective in the design of a museum is to create an ideal environment for the interaction of people and art. Galleries and public spaces are the core elements in a museum. A variety of gallery spaces appropriate to MoMA's collection of 20th-century masterworks as well as new galleries for the yet unknown works of contemporary art is the first requirement for an expanded Museum. Renovation and reuse of the intimately scaled existing galleries, along with the addition of multiuse new galleries with high ceilings and long continuous walls, would provide a diversity of exhibition spaces while creating an interlocking dialogue of space, art, and architecture....”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great shot with the top one, I think that should be on there walls. ; P