Andres Lepik (LF 2012), director of the Munich Architecture Museum and former architecture and design curator at MoMA, examines MoMA’s uneasy navigation between its mission of preservation and the modernist imperative for renewal. The issue has currency as the museum plans to tear down the American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (Senior Loeb Scholars) and built only in 2001. Read "MoMA: Expanding at all Costs?” in Uncube magazine.
The Architectural League has sent a letter signed by leaders in the field calling on the museum to reconsider, and two petitions are being circulated on Change.org. Read more in "Architectural League Calls on MoMA to Reconsider Folk Art Museum Plans” in Architect magazine.
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