Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture

Presenting a selection of models and drawings acquired by the Department of Architecture and Design since 2005—the vast majority on view here for the first time—Building Collections underscores the rationale and motives of collecting architecture at MoMA.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 10 November 2010 to Monday 30 May 2011

Assembly Hall, Chandigarh, India image Tower of Shadows, Chandigarh, India image Ant Farm (American, 1968-1978) image Suspension Houses Project image Perspective sketch. 2004 image Stenciled Frieze Panel image Model. 2005-2006 image GSW Headquarters, Berlin, Germany Urban image Konstruction, 1921 image Nestle Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland image Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany Model, 2001-2006 image Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany Study models, 2001-2006 image Wiener Internationale Messe image

Published by MOMA on Tuesday 30 November 2010.
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The exhibition is organized around several themes, including ornament and abstraction, modernist urbanism and utopias, Latin American modernism, the revival of Berlin architecture since reunification, and the role of process in architecture since the digital revolution. Featured works date from 1890 to the present, and represent such diverse figures as Louis Sullivan, Le Corbusier, Bodo and Heinz Rasch, Jean Tschumi, Ant Farm, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Sauerbruch Hutton, Barkow Leibinger, UN Studio, and Seung H-Sang of Korea.