A Statement from The Architectural League

American Folk Art Museum, 2011 | photo: Giles Ashford

January 14, 2014

A Statement from The Architectural League:

We are deeply disappointed by the Museum of Modern Art’s decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building. The failure of MoMA to make saving this significant work of architecture a starting premise of its expansion plan marks a sad day for the city and for a cultural institution that has been known as a steward and advocate for architecture and design.

The Architectural League, the Municipal Art Society, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter have organized a conversation on the Museum of Modern Art’s plan for expansion. For more information, click here.

Please click here for an earlier statement from The Architectural League on this issue and here for ongoing commentary on MoMA’s decisions.