The Folk Art Musem and MOMA (Getty)

If you hurry, you might catch one last look at the Folk Art Museum, that moody performance in white bronze and béton brut that made instant architectural celebrities out of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien when it opened thirteen years ago. By June it will be too late, according to the Museum of Modern Art, which is razing the building in the course of its new expansion campaign. Since the announcement came at the start of the year, MOMA has drawn what are surely the most uniformly negative headlines in its history: “A Museum That Has Lost Its Way” (The Wall Street Journal), “The Museum with a Bulldozer’s...


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