- Glenn D. LowryDirector, Museum of Modern Art
- Barry BergdollPhilip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Do not demolish the American Folk Art Museum building.
Why don't they destroy "Starry Night" while they're at it?
- Director, Museum of Modern Art
Glenn D. Lowry
- Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Do not demolish the American Folk Art Museum building. The building is a seminal work of architecture of the still new century. While it may not be of the same scale as Penn Station, it will be discussed alongside it when architects discuss preservation blunders. It is especially regrettable that an esteemed institution like MoMA would be responsible for its destruction.
We ask that the Museum of Modern Art reconsider its position and save the former American Folk Art Museum. The destruction of the building will result in MoMA no longer being regarded as a protector and promoter of the arts.
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