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MoMA

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Spender on June 6, 2009

One of my favorite places to spend an afternoon in the city is the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I enjoy the range and diversity of contemporary art it exhibits, but I think I appreciate the space even more.

The building was designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi. It features a number of large exhibition spaces and a myriad of smaller, interconnected galleries on 6 floors that display the museum’s prestigious collection of work to more than 2 million visitors a year.

I like the sight lines that Taniguchi created inside the building. They offer tantalizing glimpses of art from one room to another, or into exhibitions through portrait windows across an atrium. Unlike many museums, it also recognizes it’s magnificent location by framing views of the outside world, as you can see from the pictures below.

There’s a lot more I like about MoMA that I’ll probably whittle on about in subsequent posts. For example, I think it’s great that you can upload your own photos of the museum via their Flickr photostream. Take a look.

View of MoMA garden from 4th floor.

View of MoMA garden from 4th floor.

View of 53rd street from 4th floor of MoMA

View of 53rd street from 4th floor of MoMA

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