November 17, 2004 |
Nearly a decade ago, the Museum of Modern Art began planning to expand its cramped collection of buildings on 53rd Street in Manhattan -- the fifth such effort since the Modern was founded in 1929. It came at a time when the world of architecture, particularly museum architecture, was feeling the first rumblings of what turned out be a tectonic shift.
October 17, 2005 |
American choreographer Merce Cunningham and painter Robert Ryman are among the winners of this year's Praemium Imperiale awards, announced today by the Japan Art Assn. for lifetime achievement in arts categories not recognized by the Nobel prizes. Other winners are fashion designer Issey Miyake of Japan for sculpture, Yoshio Taniguchi of Japan for architecture and pianist Martha Argerich of Argentina for music.
September 19, 2004 |
It's one of the most anticipated moves to Manhattan. After two years -- and an $850-million expenditure -- the Museum of Modern Art returns this fall to West 53rd Street from temporary digs in Queens. Since its inception in 1929 with an initial gift of eight prints and a drawing, the collection has grown to one of the world's premiere art collections, with more than 135,000 pieces of modern art and design.
November 7, 2004 |
Never mind the $20 admission fee. Art lovers by the thousands -- maybe even the millions -- are dying to see the latest incarnation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In process for seven years, the massive renovation and expansion designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi will be unveiled Nov. 20.
February 27, 2005 |
As architecture has turned into the glamour puss of the arts, the work of high-profile architects has become a staple among museum exhibitions. And like shows of painting, sculpture and other visual arts, architecture surveys are generally organized by staff curators or independent professionals to present their particular viewpoints. "Frank O. Gehry: Work in Progress," at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2003, was MOCA curator Brooke Hodge's project.
March 7, 1990 |
In an apparent strategy to gain access to the united European Economic Community market after 1992, Japan's largest industrial group announced Tuesday that it was negotiating with its West German counterpart to expand cooperation in electronics, aerospace and a range of other fields. Mitsubishi Corp.