Museum of Modern Art will reopen with an additional 47,000 sq ft of space and famous works alongside lesser-known artists
New Yorks Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) unveiled its new $450m expansion on Thursday in a revamp of the gallery includinga radical remix of its permanent collection, which will see famous works exhibited alongside those of lesser-known artists.
The popular Manhattan museum, which attracts 3 million visitors a year, has been closed since June for the renovation and rehang but will reopen to the public on 21 October with an additional 47,000 sq ft of space an increase of nearly 30% after the installation of a new glass and blackened steel extension.
New features include a studio space for performance, process and time-based art, which MoMA says is the first of its kind in a major museum in the world, where visitors can experience the artistic process firsthand and watch rehearsals.
For the first time, an entire floor of the six-floor gallery including the sculpture garden and ground floor galleries will be free, opening up access to those who cannot afford the $25 entry fee.