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Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Living City” Lives On: Conserving the Broadacre City Model

Drawing of Broadacre City by Frank Lloyd Wright. From B. Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright 1943–1959: The Complete Works [Vol. 3], edited by Peter Gössel, published by Taschen, 2009

Drawing of Broadacre City by Frank Lloyd Wright. From B. Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright 1943–1959: The Complete Works [Vol. 3], edited by Peter Gössel, published by Taschen, 2009


MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Library recently made an acquisition sure to excite even the most casual architecture fans: the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive. In addition to many thousands of drawings, photographs, and ephemera, this collection includes over 60 models and building fragments. One of the largest and most expansive models is that of Broadacre City—Frank Lloyd Wright’s utopian reimagining of the city as open space and landscape rather than skyscraper and skyline. Read more

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November 6, 2013  |  Uneven Growth
Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
Rio de Janeiro, 2013. Photograph by Pedro Gadanho

Rio de Janeiro, 2013. Photograph by Pedro Gadanho

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, the third iteration in MoMA’s Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, has just launched with a lively public conversation in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome. Read more

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MoMA Celebrates 1913: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Midway Gardens

MoMA’s celebration of the landmark year 1913 continues with the 18th installment in our series of videos highlighting important works from 1913 in the Museum’s collection. Read more

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The Sublime Imaginings of Architectural Drawing
Filip Dujardin, Untitled from the series Fictions. 2009.  Pigmented inkjet print, 43 5/16 x 61" (110 x 154.9 cm). Gift of Andre Singer. © 2013 Filip Dujardin/Highlight Gallery

Filip Dujardin, Untitled from the series Fictions. 2009. Pigmented inkjet print, 43 5/16 x 61″ (110 x 154.9 cm). Gift of Andre Singer. © 2013 Filip Dujardin/Highlight Gallery

I find there is something wonderfully sublime about architectural drawings, and lucky for me, as the preparator for the Department of Architecture and Design, I get to see a lot of them, particularly when the curators prepare a new exhibition of works from the collection like the current installation Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City. Read more

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June 19, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
“Corbusian Atlas” Takes Readers in a New Direction
Cover of Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes published by The Museum of Modern Art

Cover of Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes published by The Museum of Modern Art

As the leader of the International Style, the Swiss-born, Paris-based architect Le Corbusier had the rare opportunity to build on three continents at a time when airplanes were still a new method of transportation. Read more

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Henri Labrouste’s “Precision and Liberty”
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Cover of the exhibition catalogue Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, published by The Museum of Modern Art

French architect Henri Labrouste (1801–1875) may not be an instantly recognizable name, yet he is one of the most influential precursors of modern architecture. Most well known for two luminous library reading rooms built in Paris in the 1800s, the Bibliothèque nationale de France (1838–50) and the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1859–75), Labrouste has been long admired by both modernists and postmodernists for his innovative embrace of then-new technologies, like cast iron and gas lighting. Read more

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October 11, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Painted Buildings for the Record

Jason Crum. Project for a Painted Wall, New York City, New York. Perspective. 1969. Gouache on photograph. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase, 1969

In The Realm of Ideas Frank Lloyd Wright called architecture “the truest record of Life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.” Read more

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Foreclosed: Re-examining Possibilities

As we prepare for the closing and de-installation of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream next week, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect further on the underpinnings of the project and its implications at both the national and local levels. Read more

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Foreclosed: An Urbanist Reflects on Nature-City

The Museum of Modern Art and The Buell Center invited a series of team participants and observers who attended workshops for MoMA’s exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream to reflect on the project. Here are thoughts from James Lima, a member of WORKac’s team. Read more

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MoMA at Rio+20: Museum as Design Laboratory

Installation view of Museum as Design Laboratory: MoMA and the Art of Advocacy at Rio Centro Conference Centre, Pavilion One, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph by Leo Finotti. © 2012 The Museum of Modern Art


By now nearly everyone concerned is frustrated by the lack of concrete outcomes at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development—and the lack of firm resolve on the part of most of the participating national governments. Read more