MoMA Revamp Roundup: Here’s Everything We Published on the Grand Reopening of the New York Museum

Here's our comprehensive rundown of the long-awaited, $450 million renovation and rehang at the city's august museum.

The new MoMA. (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress)

After a summer of furious construction, years of planning, a hefty $450 million cash infusion, and a top-to-bottom overhaul of its entire collection, the newly revamped Museum of Modern Art has finally reopened its doors to reveal itself in all of its renovated glory.

From pictures of every room across all five floors to an in-depth two-part interview with MoMA director Glenn Lowry, our coverage has mapped every step of the process, including the reception of the final product. Below is a recap of everything artnet News published related to this momentous event.


MoMA’s Nimble New Incarnation Is Well Suited to a World in Constant Flux. If Only It Didn’t Choose Tourists Over Its Artists by Ben Davis

What the New $450 Million MoMA Means for the Art Market of Tomorrow by Tim Schneider

‘We Have to Rethink the Categories’: Curators, Scholars, and Artists Discuss MoMA’s Attempt to Open Up the Historical Canon by Melissa Smith

How New York’s MoMA Raised More Than $400 Million for Its Expansion in Just Four Years by Eileen Kinsella


A viewer taking in Hito Steyerl's work on at the newly expanded MoMA in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress.

A viewer taking in Hito Steyerl’s work on at the newly expanded MoMA in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress.

So, Is MoMA Woke Now? Not Quite. A Q&A With Director Glenn Lowry on Why ‘You Can Never Be Comprehensive in Some Absolute Way’ by Andrew Goldstein

Can MoMA’s Expansion Ever Really Be Finished? Glenn Lowry on Where the Museum May—or May Not—Go From Here by Andrew Goldstein

At 81 Years Old, Hervé Télémaque Now Has a Painting on View at MoMA. Here’s What He Thinks of the Museum’s Revamp by Katie White


Monet’s Water Lilies at MoMA, 2019. (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress)

New York City Politician Melissa Mark-Viverito Is Arrested During a Protest of MoMA Trustee Steven Tananbaum by Eileen Kinsella

MoMA’s Most Famous Masterpiece Is Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night.’ So Why Does the Painting Now Have a Big Hair Stuck on It? by Nate Freeman

4 Key Elements That Are Very Different About the Newly Rebooted MoMA, Plus Where to Find Your Favorite Masterpieces Now by artnet News

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art by artnet News


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