Beyond Heights: Skyscrapers and the Human Experience
Paul T. Frankl, “Skyscraper” Chair, ca. 1927–30.
December 8, 2023–June 16, 2024
The Godfrey American Art Wing, Level 2, Gallery K230
Free for Members
Included with admission
In the early 20th century, skyscrapers transformed New York City and became symbols of American innovation and modernity. Beyond physically altering the urban landscape, these iconic structures changed perceptions of space, isolation, and control. This exhibition explores the complex impact of skyscrapers on the human experience through prints, photographs, and design objects—a selection of which the Museum recently acquired—by artists including Walker Evans, Paul T. Frankl, and Louis Lozowick.
Joseph Claude Sinel, Manufactured by International Ticket Scale Company, Height and Weight Meter (model S), ca. 1927.
Gift of Daniel Morris/Historical Design, Inc., New York, in honor of Dick and Jody Goisman, M2022.18