The Museum of Modern Art is at an historical crossroads, as it moves into the next phase of its expansion project. At this extraordinary time in the museum's history, the institution is issuing a limited-edition boxed set commemorating the opening of MoMA QNS. It comprises Tempo, a volume created to accompany the first loan exhibition in the new space; MoMA QNS, the story of how the Queens building came to be; and To Be Looked At, a book featuring 120 important works from the Museum's Painting and Sculpture Collection from the 1880s to the present. This three-volume set will be a memento of this key phase of the Museum's history.
Terence Riley is Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tempo: Cataloguing the first exhibition in the new galleries at MoMA QNS, Tempo explores how artists represent and use time. With 25 colour reproductions, this is is a challenging and beautiful accompaniment to the exhibition. MoMA QNS: This volume documents the transformation of an old stapler factory into new temporary quarters for The Museum of Modern Art. An introductory text by Terence Riley, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, details the renovation process and discusses the building from conception to completion with images of the drawings, plans and the building itself. The architects of MoMA QNS - Michael Maltzan Inc and Cooper, Robertson & Partners - are discussed in subsequent sections in terms of their roles on MoMA QNS and their other projects. To Be Looked At: As MoMA enters a new phase in its history, it is publishing this beautifully illustrated volume containing 120 key works drawn from the most widely known part of its holding, painting and sculpture, which together span the history of modern art from the 1880s to the present.