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.