The Museum Of Modern Art or MoMA as it is more popularly known, is one of New York City's iconic spots celebrated as the home of some of the greatest works of avant-garde painting, sculpture, film, and multi-media art in the world. It is also located in prime real estate, between fifth and sixth Avenue on 53rd Street, Midtown Manhattan.
MoMA's groundbreaking Department of Architecture & Design was founded in 1932. It was the world’s first curatorial department dedicated to architecture and design. Philip Johnson, the department's first director, also served as curator between 1932–34 and 1946–54. Presently, the department has a diverse collection of 28,000 works including architectural models, large-scale design objects, drawings and photographs. This celebrated reserve surveys major figures and movements from the mid-19th century to the present.
One of the highlights and must-sees is the Mies van der Rohe Archive that displays works from legendary architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul László, the Eameses, Isamu Noguchi, and George Nelson. It also comprises thousands of objects, from appliances, furniture, and tableware to tools, textiles, sports cars—even a helicopter. The department acquired a selection of 14 video games in 2012.
MoMA's Architecture and Design Department started in 1932 and was established under Philip C. Johnson, Chairman of the Department.
A. MoMA's design collection consists of 28,000 works including architectural models, drawings and photographs.
The architecture collection documents buildings through models, drawings, and photographs while the design collection comprises thousands of objects, ranging from appliances, furniture, and tableware to tools, textiles, sports cars—even a helicopter.
The design collection includes everything from large-scale design objects to works on paper and architectural models. The design collection is particularly varied, featuring items such as appliances, furniture, tableware, tools, textiles, and even sports cars and a helicopter!
Legendary architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul László, the Eameses, Isamu Noguchi, and George Nelson's works are on display as part of the MoMA design collections.