Following up on yesterday’s post, here are two more articles from the Times on the MoMA reopening.
First, Holland Carter’s general review of the new MoMA. It’s a pretty positive review. He gets a little cynical near the end:
My guess is that in some hopefully ever-improving version, this 21st century MoMA will work, if only for self-preservative reasons. Multicultural is now marketable. To ignore it is to forfeit profit, not to mention critical credibility. And the new MoMA is obviously tailored to a new and younger audience, one that has no investment, nostalgic or otherwise, in the old pre-Taniguchi model, which now lives on mostly in the memories of a fading population (…).
I guess I’m old enough to be part of that “fading population,” but I am interested in seeing what they’ve done with the place. As long as I can still find Monet’s Water Lilies in there somewhere.
The second article, Backstage at the Modern, is a short piece from the Times Magazine.
I plan on hopping on a train today and going to the member preview, so hopefully I can share my own opinions later today.