Design: The Bigger Picture Show

An expanded Museum of Modern Art prepares to reopen in Manhattan. How will it change the way we look at art?

SEVEN WEEKS BEFORE ITS reopening, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is not quite ready for its close-up. For one thing, the sculpture garden, one of Manhattan's best places to kick back on a nice day, has no sculpture and no garden. And the six-story glass wall of MOMA's new research center is still partly covered with scaffolding. But at the museum's temporary offices around the corner, everyone seems confident that things will be ready for the grand unveiling on Nov. 20 of the new, greatly expanded MOMA, a $425 million reconstruction by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi that will increase...

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