moma and the simplicity of staircases

Chapter, Fashionably Light

Aug 29 2012

Gold Tape

^ from a corridor at moma in nyc

i saw some incredible works of art at moma. monet, matisse, piscasso, and perhaps most enchanting of all: [my computer wallpaper of three months] van gogh’s starry night. what really struck me about moma, however, was the structure itself. there are tucked-away galleries, but the building’s center is open and visible from all floors. the staircases celebrate simplicity. the walls and floors too are without complication, complementing the art without dominating. it is an overwhelming collection in size, but the building gives hints at where to begin, allowing parts of exhibits to peak into view, encouraging exploration most politely. it allows room to breathe. 

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