MoMA Tells a Story but the New Expansion Doesn’t Give Any More Room to Do That with the Permanent Collection

08-moma-rendering-2.jpg.r.nocrop.w610.h610Forget the demise of the American Folk Art Museum building or the new performance spaces or even the high-end real estate development, Jerry Saltz says. MoMA’s expansion revealed today has a fundamental problem for a museum that has the unique mission of telling a specific story about Modern art:

All this avoids MoMA’s basic problem, which I’ve written about before: that the museum needs to triple the amount of space for showing its permanent collection of art made before 1980. It didn’t in 2004, and it isn’t now.

Saltz: The New MoMA Expansion Is a Mess (NY Mag)