Philip L. Goodwin, Edward Durell Stone. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York. 1939

Philip L. Goodwin, Edward Durell Stone The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York 1939

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 519 The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries

In 1939, Goodwin, a member of The Museum of Modern Art's Board of Trustees and an architect practicing in the traditional Beaux-Arts style, teamed with Stone, an ardent modernist, to create a building appropriate to the Museum's mission. The six-story structure is a white marble box with a glass-walled base, two levels of galleries with translucent glazing, and upper-level offices with horizontal strip windows. When completed, the building formed a striking contrast to the neighboring townhouses on Fifty-third Street.

Gallery label from 75 Years of Architecture at MoMA, 2007.
Medium
Wood, plastic, and linoleum
Dimensions
16 × 24 × 39" (40.6 × 61 × 99.1 cm)
Model maker
Theodore Conrad
Credit
Building Fund
Object number
MC 13
Department
Architecture and Design

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