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MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

The world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design was established in 1932 at The Museum of Modern Art. From its inception, the collection has been built on the recognition that architecture and design are allied and interdependent arts, so that synthesis has been a founding premise of the collection. Museum’s diverse Architecture and Design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-19th century to the present.


Installation view of Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, at MoMa, New York, 2018–2019. ©Martin Seck/MoMA

Focus: international. Consists of: architectural drawings, documents/correspondence; models; photographs. Strengths: drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Theo Van Doesburg, James Stirling, Mario Botta, and Philip Johnson; the archive (drawings and correspondence) of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Drawings cannot be reproduced. Institution has a conservation laboratory.

Library Holdings
Holdings: the museum’s library contains approximately 100,000 catalogued items and has subscriptions to 350 modern art periodicals. The library also has audiotapes, audiodiscs, videotapes and microfilms.

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