The MoMA Is Closing Down This Summer For Major Renovations

Doors will close at New York’s (arguably) most famous museum on June 15 for four months.

According to a recent article by the New York Times, the Museum of Modern Art will be closing down for the summer for the last phase of their $400 million renovation.

The renovation consists of the addition of 40,000 square feet of space that will make room for artists who have not traditionally been represented at the museum. This includes “women artists, African-Americans, Asians and Latinos.” The floor plan will also drastically change- instead of organizing everything by medium and then by chronological order, different mediums will now be mixed together in the same galleries.

In the new building, you can expect to see painting, sculpture, photography and film, among other mediums together to create an updated viewing experience. The new space will also include two floors dedicated to live and experimental programming.

photo: @deyalalaa via Instagram
photo: @deyalalaa via Instagram

Of course, once all is said and done you’ll still be able to see the famous works from well-known Modern artists like Picasso, Gauguin and Van Gogh at the newly renovated space.

If you’re still looking to see MoMA content during the renovation period don’t fret; the museum will be partnering with the Studio Museum in Harlem in order to continue to present new exhibitions, says the Times.

Looking for more? Check out this list of 14 Alternative Museums in NYC.

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