Art and the city: the issue of the development of museums in the landscape of New York City

Wiesława Gadomska


Other than their basic mission to collect and promote art, museums serve the important culture-producing role of creating architectural landscape in cities. This article provides an analysis of characteristic examples of museums’ spatial expansion (the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art) characterised by specific urban, architectural and cultural conditions existing in Manhattan borough of New York City.

Słowa kluczowe: museum expansion, Manhattan, urban landscape, genius loci