The NY Times' Nicolai Ouroussoff raves about the renovated Museum of Modern Art:
Designed by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi with Kohn Pedersen Fox, the expanded museum is a serene composition that weaves art, architecture and the city into a transcendent aesthetic experience. Its crisp surfaces and well-proportioned forms clean up the mess that the building had become over the course of three expansions. No doubt the design will breathe new life into the museum's collections, too.
He also explores the history of modern art and what museums are meant to do. Even though tickets are $20, Gothamist expects opening day (this Saturday) and the coming weeks to be mob scenes, especially free Fridays. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster (hello, handling fee).
The MoMA on the new MoMA. The MoMA will has an exhibition of Taniguchi's museum designs through January 2005. Taniguchi's bio from the MoMA. greg.org on what the ticket hikes mean for the MoMA and NYC. The New Yorker's Paul Goldberger writes that the renovation is elegant while John Updike walks through the museum. New York magazine on the making of the new MoMA.