The Museum of Modern Art gets a makeover

  • Published on Oct 6, 2019
  • Serena Altschul takes a tour of New York City's Museum of Modern Art, which is soon to reopen following a major $450 million renovation, with more than 40,000 square feet of new gallery and performance space, and about a thousand additional pieces of art on display. Altschul talks with museum director Glenn Lowry, curator Sarah Suzuki, and architect Liz Diller, of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, about the museum's expansion.
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Comments • 93

  • Pitch Black Forge
    Pitch Black Forge 14 days ago +1

    Empty the whole building, take some of what the Met has in storage, and put that on display instead. Modern art is a waste of precious space.

  • wouter1411
    wouter1411 Month ago

    'Master pieces' doesn't mean any more what it used to, doesn't it.

  • Room 111 Photography
    Room 111 Photography Month ago +1

    Judging by some of the comments here, I think the skeptics have a valid cynicism. Art is now like TV, cinema, fashion, or modeling, meaning these are not merit-based systems, they are rigged via nepotism and cronyism, having the appearance of merit. Years ago Alfred Stieglitz was the gatekeeper for photography. If you kissed his ring, you got a chance. Is it any different with Harvey Weinstein? Take off your clothes and lie down, and maybe I'll give you a part in a movie. In much of today's existence, the fix is in, we're just unaware how extensive it is. And if that's not bad enough, the money laundering angle is valid. Something not touched on here is the "flip my painting" aspect. Even Mark Rothko as early as the 1950s was stating that art had become a scam of the a work and hold it five years, then flip it. Much of modern art is crap, merely an asset class held by the rich and purposely intended to be flipped at regular intervals. It's a glorified pyramid scheme.

  • Марк Пиво
    Марк Пиво Month ago

    Please learn how to build beautiful buildings again!

  • john doe
    john doe Month ago +4

    Trying to belittle people by calling them “uneducated” just because their idea of art is different from yours is so pathetic. This might come to a shock to you but people are allowed to have their own opinions and think on their own.

  • Christopher Billionaire

  • Christian Egon Bärnthaler

    super art 1

  • Mike Nino
    Mike Nino Month ago

    Those paintings suck

  • Mark Ross
    Mark Ross Month ago +4

    Modern art. Anybody without skill and imagination can now become an artist and a millionaire overnight.

  • tyler massage
    tyler massage Month ago

    Is it illegal to get a void prior to going on PBS?

  • Spotted Bullet
    Spotted Bullet Month ago +2

    The uneducated comments here are hilarious! Abstract art is very involved, intimate and personal. If you think just splattering some paint at random is all it is, then congrats because you just became the artwork titled "The uneducated masses". A fine piece of cubism with intricate lines of both primary and complementary colors, with a touch tonalism weaved throughout .

    • john doe
      john doe Month ago

      Yes abstract art is very intimate and personal just like people’s opinions about it.

    • franz stockmann
      franz stockmann Month ago

      Abstract art is intimate- a woman taking psychoactive drugs whose brains are scrambled- yup welcome to her nightmare- nope could not possibly understand.

    • franz stockmann
      franz stockmann Month ago +1

      Yes yes art for everyone except you have to read the headliner to see what the fruykk it is about. We the deplorable uneducated masses couldn't possibly understand..

  • Connie Crawford
    Connie Crawford Month ago +2

    So many people thinking only their opinion matters! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder- one man’s art is another man’s trash!

    • Mark Ross
      Mark Ross Month ago

      You should have said "one man's MODERN art"

  • Bingo123
    Bingo123 Month ago +1

    I'm salivating.... drooling at the bursts of creativity that will be unleashed & revealed!!

  • word
    word Month ago +6

    So many sad uneducated people in the comments. Luckily they won’t be there!

    • franz stockmann
      franz stockmann Month ago +2

      Sorry no amount of "edumacation" can make me understand this rubbish! Perhaps taking whatever drugs she is taking might help! Sad little elitist

    • Mark Ross
      Mark Ross Month ago +2

      @word . What is sad is that we live in a "dumbed down world". Thank God we have true artists amongst us but unfortunately who's art cant sell for fraction of the price thats on display there.

  • Timothy K
    Timothy K Month ago +2

    Room for 1000 more pieces of... Crap

  • franz stockmann
    franz stockmann Month ago +2

    Sorry- there's nothing behind most of this trash- the emperor has no clothes! The rich park their money- all there is!

  • D C
    D C Month ago

    I just realized halfway through that the host is Serena Altschul...just had flashbacks of my 90's MTV summer beach house/grunge junior/high school days.

  • Artsy Fartsy Lovers
    Artsy Fartsy Lovers Month ago +2

    to the universe~ help me get my art in there~

  • Artsy Fartsy Lovers
    Artsy Fartsy Lovers Month ago +1

    so beautiful

  • Kelby Hinton
    Kelby Hinton Month ago +4

    Overrated junk supported by bloated ego's. lousy art exhibits to bore the mind. If you're looking for actual artistic talent and skill that will ignite your imagination and fuel the artistic drive, look elsewhere!

    • Kelby Hinton
      Kelby Hinton Month ago

      @Mark Ross Ty, pretty much in full agreement with you on this!

    • Mark Ross
      Mark Ross Month ago +2

      Kelby Hilton...never mind the haters. Its a dumbed down world we live in. These "modern artists" couldn't paint a tree even if you offered them a million dollars.

    • word
      word Month ago

      visually illiterate you are. Sad

    • FaCu aRroYo
      FaCu aRroYo Month ago


  • Tanner Payne
    Tanner Payne Month ago +3

    More of this bs “let’s include more women” how about we just make the only requirement “make good art” instead of forcing people into your museum because of their irrelevant group identity that they can’t change

  • Teddy Furstman
    Teddy Furstman Month ago +1

    Can't wait to go to the new MoMA and maybe they can get Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains Exhibition on there or at The Brooklyn Museum.

  • Piotr Senior Art Director

    Wow, Zofia Kulik hanging on the wall!

  • Marina Kudrevskaya
    Marina Kudrevskaya Month ago

    Did the restorer lick the brush before fixing the paint on 4:01?)

    • Marina Kudrevskaya
      Marina Kudrevskaya Month ago

      Jazzie Red amazing, didn’t know that! Thank you for explaining.

    • Jazzie Red
      Jazzie Red Month ago +1

      Yes. Saliva is a very good and safe cleaner. It is often used. Sometimes they will actually spit into a jar to accumulated it. I watch a lot of videos on art restoration.

    • Cult Boy
      Cult Boy Month ago +1

      Anything for art.

  • Justin Lee Miller
    Justin Lee Miller Month ago +5

    MoMA has one purpose: increase the value of the assets of the rich.

  • I. L.
    I. L. Month ago +8

    Garbage lol. Literal garbage.

  • Matthew Villarreal
    Matthew Villarreal Month ago +3


  • rubber ducky
    rubber ducky Month ago +3

    Why do museums waste so much space?I bet half the collection sits in the basement because of foyers and stairwells needing to be 'grand'.

  • Neil Meliment
    Neil Meliment 2 months ago +4

    This is a clear indication that just too much stuff is being accumulated.

    • chs75
      chs75 Month ago

      Its a museum....

  • Cincy.A.L.W
    Cincy.A.L.W 2 months ago +5


  • Audio Pervert
    Audio Pervert 2 months ago +5

    Elitism and corporate ethics gets a new look ... And so?

    • Spotted Bullet
      Spotted Bullet Month ago +1

      Since most artists are's actually you that comes off as elitist.

  • Beem B
    Beem B 2 months ago +8

    art is just a money laundering scam

  • Andre Newcomb
    Andre Newcomb 2 months ago +11

    Money laundering masquerading as art that only bleeds emotions of disturbed homosapiens.

  • Jim A
    Jim A 2 months ago +2

    "We are going to open on time... These kinds of projects come together in the last minutes." "The Emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation."

  • airmark02
    airmark02 2 months ago +8

    truth be told : MoMA has now become a boring Money / Dead institution of days long gone by

  • Artwork Ranaji
    Artwork Ranaji 2 months ago

    Nice mordant work 👌❤️

  • Jeff Olp
    Jeff Olp 2 months ago +6

    modern art is crap. What a gimmick to make money. People are suckers. The Lobby looks like a hospital waiting room. I’m not impressed. I’ve seen junk yards that look more interesting.

  • karen karen
    karen karen 2 months ago +1

    Those look odd!

  • C K
    C K 2 months ago +16

    They have absolute masterpieces and some total poo

    • Peter Terwilliger
      Peter Terwilliger Month ago +2

      As hard as it is to believe ?
      Some " modern " art, IS poo, poo.
      ( coming from a real artist,)

    • Rain Cloud
      Rain Cloud 2 months ago

      Thats the same words they said to Vincent van Gogh decades ago!

    • Laura Fernanda
      Laura Fernanda 2 months ago +1

      it's okay not to like some of the modern art, but calling something like that is not cool

    • M 4D
      M 4D 2 months ago +5

      C K sounds like you're an amateur American art illiterate. I didn't see any poo

  • C K
    C K 2 months ago +4

    The reporter is dressed inappropriately. She looks like she is going to a barbecue

  • samuel Banfield
    samuel Banfield 2 months ago +7

    Those friday nights are going to get out of control!!!

  • pismo10
    pismo10 2 months ago +2

    Wonderful place.
    Always a sexist angle now a days sadly.

    • chs75
      chs75 Month ago

      T R I G G A R D ! ! !

  • Graham Stopa
    Graham Stopa 2 months ago +5

    "the MoMA"

  • prensadhileaproducci
    prensadhileaproducci 2 months ago +1


  • Matt Sezer
    Matt Sezer 2 months ago +6

    Only a 30% increase of space? That's not nearly enough. The museum is normally way too crowded and really doesn't have much gallery space compared to museums like the Met.

  • David Lizarraga
    David Lizarraga 2 months ago +6

    Art? Or garbage?

    • M 4D
      M 4D Month ago

      I. L. Go back to watching your cartoons playing video games nitwit art illiterate

    • I. L.
      I. L. Month ago +2

      Definitely garbage

    • M 4D
      M 4D Month ago

      fivectydirttracker 22 very classy cultured intelligent response from a dirt tracker you're in the wrong area buddy you need to go to how to clean my carburetor on my Bultaco

    • fivectydirttracker 22
      fivectydirttracker 22 Month ago +2

      @M 4D bla bla bla

    • M 4D
      M 4D 2 months ago

      Yeah you grew up in some tiny little piece of s*** place and you never had art in your life, so you don't know nothing idiot. And I've made a living my whole life selling representational art that you would probably like. In other words for an art illiterate very realistic stuff that doesn't make it better than this stuff you fool.

  • Casey Penk
    Casey Penk 2 months ago +6

    My favorite museum in the world! Can’t wait to go back!

  • Crushi .Music, Art & Love.

    Please forward my resume, my RU-clip channel, towards the MoMA, MIA and if you really like it. Impeach the frezident. 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤

  • robert dawson
    robert dawson 2 months ago +7

    The problem with putting modern art in nice buildings is, the building will always outshine the art, the fact that it isn’t called just ART but has to have the moniker of modern in front tells you all you need to know about the Ponzi scheme that is modern art, having said that the mugs that buy into it deserve to get robbed by the charlatans that make and fornicate over it.

    • oltedders
      oltedders 2 months ago +2

      Horseshit. What an ignorant statement and a loser attitude.

    • Casey Penk
      Casey Penk 2 months ago +5

      Have you ever visited MoMA? The building is indeed stunning and photo-worthy, but no one would say it outshines the art itself.

  • lestudio76
    lestudio76 2 months ago +4

    Ars longa vita brevis

  • Lion P
    Lion P 2 months ago


  • Lion P
    Lion P 2 months ago


    • oltedders
      oltedders 2 months ago

      Total hogwash, besides being a totally inappropriate comment about a video on MoMA.

    • dogydog247
      dogydog247 2 months ago

      @YD Schools wtf

    • Ann Owens
      Ann Owens 2 months ago

      Lion P might be, but I'm not.

    • YD Schools
      YD Schools 2 months ago +4

      You're kidding right?