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Much media and public attention is focused on the pending demise of the building that housed the American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street in Manhattan, which the Museum of Modern Art plans to tear down to make way for its own further expansion. It’s ironic that the future of the 12-year-old building — so stunningly designed by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien — would depend on the very institution that the building was designed to stand up to in the first place. In a curious twist, the Museum of Modern Art’s own reputation will be impacted by the relationship that it now chooses to establish with the building.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/henry-miller/reconsidering-the-america_b_3193275.html

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk