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

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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.
Wood, plastic, and linoleum
16 × 24 × 39" (40.6 × 61 × 99.1 cm)
Model maker
Theodore Conrad
Building Fund
Object number
MC 13
Architecture and Design

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