Architecture Exhibitions International

Museum of Modern Art New York City

Reconstructions
Architecture and Blackness in America

Oct 17, 2020–Jan 18, 2021
11 West 53rd Street, New York City NY 10019  »Google Maps
Hours: 
Sat–Thu 10:30 am–5:30 pm, Fri 10:30 am–8 pm
Sekou Cooke. We Outchea. 2020. Digital drawings, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art announces the fourth installment of the Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, an investigation into the intersections of architecture, Blackness and anti–Black racism in the American context. The exhibition and accompanying publication will examine contemporary architecture in the context of how systemic racism has fostered violent histories of discrimination and injustice in the United States. Such conditions have structured and continue to inform the built environment of American cities through public policies, municipal planning, and architecture, with specific repercussions for African American and African diaspora communities. Projects will explore how people have mobilized Black cultural spaces, forms, and practices as sites of imagination, liberation, resistance, and refusal.