New York City-based interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has recently released a proposed plan in light of the major expansion for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City in the form of a geometric glass structure. The midtown Manhattan area plans to take over its neighbor’s space, the Museum of Folk Art, in order to construct an almost entirely glass structure.
Taking the direction of capitalizing more on user and visitor experiences over the actual aesthetics of art galleries, the director of MoMA reminds us that the purpose of museums aren’t strictly bound to displaying works of art but are also sanctuaries where “surprise, learning, and reflection come together in a liberating set of experiences. They link contemplation and conversation, quiet and excitement.”
The new expansion will open up the museum’s ground floor to the general public, even the people without tickets.