To celebrate the generous gift to the Museum of one of the foremost collections of modern architectural drawings in the world, a selection of more than 100 of them will be on display at MoMA QNS. The Howard Gilman Foundation’s collection, which spans from the late 1920s to the 1970s and comprises some 150 artworks, includes some of the most famous utopian drawings of the twentieth century, such as Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House project of 1927 and Ron Herron’s spectacular Cities-Moving of 1966. Among the many architects whose work is featured in the collection are Rem Koolhaas and Zoe Zenghelis, Cedric Price, Arata Isozaki, and Ettore Sottsass. The acquisition of this collection will prompt the creation within the Department of Architecture and Design of The Howard Gilman Archive, which will incorporate the visionary architectural drawings already part of MoMA’s collection and future like-minded acquisitions.
Organized by Terence Riley, Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.