A deluxe large-scale book celebrating the life and design of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, an oasis at the heart of The Museum of Modern Art. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art is beloved by all, whether artists or ordinary museum goers, New Yorkers or visitors from around the world. It is a respite from the crowds and skyscrapers that surround it, as well as a place to commune with major works of modern and contemporary art.
Through essays and archival images, this lavishly illustrated volume pays tribute to the Garden_s beauty and remarkable history, while offering a behind-the-scenes look at the many exhibitions, programmes and events that have taken place there over the past eighty years. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art features the sculptures that have become synonymous with the Garden, along with the many architects, artists and curators who have worked on and in this remarkable space. This unique publication also debuts a portfolio of images of the Garden by some of the world_s most renowned contemporary photographers, demonstrating that while the outdoor gallery is constantly changing with the seasons, new programming, and rotations of the art on display, it continues to be an inspiration to artists and the broader public alike.