“The real value of this expansion is not more space, but space that allows us to rethink the art experience in the Museum” – Glenn D Lowry
More than a physical expansion, the new MoMA rethinks the way it shares art with the public. The museum's entire collection has been rethought and re-installed in the institution's old and new galleries in order to share exciting and moving visions of the art of our time in an ever-evolving way.
O Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio is the new space for live and experimental programs. Through new commissions, festivals and residencies, as well as presentations of reference works from the collection – such as the immersive sound installation Rainforest V (variation 1) by electronic music pioneer David Tudor – visitors will be able to engage directly with artists and works in progress and see pivotal and emerging works in dialogue.
O Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab, in turn, is characterized as a new and experimental space to explore ideas, questions and art processes that arise from MoMA's own collection and the temporary exhibitions that the museum organizes. The public can enter at any time to participate in conversations, interact with artists, produce art, reflect and relax, and find suggestions for exploring the Museum in a new way.