MoMA's Department of Architecture, founded in 1932, was the world's first curatorial department of its kind. This exhibition of drawings and models from the collection celebrates the department's seventy-fifth birthday and demonstrates the development of its collecting practice, with several recent acquisitions on view. The installation examines themes in the history of modern architecture—including organicism and expressionism; urbanism; visionary architecture; and the art of drawing—that were overlooked in MoMA's inaugural architecture exhibition, Modern Architecture: An International Exhibition, which defined the International Style for several generations.
Please note: This exhibition, which was previously on view April 25–June 18, 2007, was taken down temporarily in order to accommodate a larger installation.
Organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Alexandra Quantrill, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.
Paul Rudolph. Art and Architecture Building, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (partial exterior perspective). 1958. Ink on board, 30 x 40" (72.6 x 101.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the architect
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