"Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for "Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture" Exhibition

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"Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture," highlights the great variety of important acquisitions made by the Department of Architecture and Design since 2005, juxtaposing, in several cases, newly acquired material with works long held in the collection in order to underscore the rationale and motives behind collecting architecture at MoMA. The exhibition, which is organized around several thematic areas, covers the full range of MoMA's collection from the 1890s to the present, and features such figures as Louis Sullivan, Le Corbusier, Bodo and Heinz Rasch, Jean Tschumi, Ant Farm, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Jean Tschumi, UN Studio, Sauerbruch Hutton, and Seung H-Sang. The vast majority of models and drawings are being exhibited for the first time. Building Collections is organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Margot Weller, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

[Image: Jean Tschumi "Nestle Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland. South facade perspective" (1956–1957) colored pencil and gouache on vellum 20 x 28 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Bernard Tschumi.]


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