Four months can feel like forever to a New Yorker, but it was worth the wait, as the Museum of Modern Art reveals its spiffy post-renovation look to the public October 21st. Artworks have shifted, galleries have grown and pre-existing spaces reimagined. By adding more than 40,000 square feet of gallery space, the museum was able to dedicate a room to interactive art education as well as create additional street-level exhibtions that are, for the first time, free to the public.
The museum’s permanent collection has been re-distributed across the 2nd, 4th and 5th floors, following a loose chronological order with a greater focus on an artwork’s “meaning” rather than medium. Ten new exhibitions usher in the new era, including “Taking a Thread for a Walk” — an exploration of the history of textiles, which features several pieces by Anni Albers, a personal favorite of ours at Tory Daily. Whether you’re a New York native or just passing through, it sounds like the new MoMA is sure to have something for everyone. Well, unless medieval art is your thing. In that case, we would probably recommend the MET.