A Modern Garden: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art
In the Fall of 2004, The Museum of Modern Art completed a major expansion and renovation of its famous midtown Manhattan building, doubling the Museum's size and introducing dynamic new galleries and public spaces. At the core of the remodeled Museum, designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi, is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, newly restored to its 1953 dimensions. Described by Taniguchi as "perhaps the most distinctive single element of the Museum today," the Sculpture Garden, an oasis of water, trees and masterpieces of modern sculpture, has long been the Museum's signature space--as well as its social heart. This fully illustrated, affordable, pocket-sized book is designed to convey the beauty and elegance of the garden. It also features a photographic chronology of the many performances, exhibitions and events held in the garden over the years, as well as an introduction and a brief historical narrative.
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2007 Artists Rights Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Agnes Gund Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Alexander Calder's Black Aristide Maillol's Artists Rights Society Black Widow 1959 Buckminster Fuller Calder's Black Widow changing installations Claes Oldenburg's Geometric Curator of Architecture David and Peggy David Rockefeller David Smith's Cubi Dedicated in 1953 Dorothy Cullman Education Education and Research exhibition Shigeru Ban exhibitions and events fabricated 1998 Garden Hall Gaston Lachaise's Standing Henri Matisse Japanese gardens Jean Tinguely John McAndrew Johnson's design Lachaise's Standing Woman LEFT Looking east Looking west Maillol's The Mediterranean Maillol's The River Modern Art MoMA MoMA's Museum of Modern Museum's architecture Museum's exterior walls Oldenburg's Geometric Mouse Pablo Picasso's She-Goat Pair of Rock Paper Arch Peggy Rockefeller Building Peter Norton Peter Reed Philip Johnson Picasso's She-Goat 1950 Research Building Richard E RIGHT Looking Rock Chairs Rockefeller Sculpture Garden Scott Burton's Pair Standing Woman 1932 Summergarden terrace Tony Smith's View visitors York York/ADAGP Yoshio Taniguchi