Beyond Heights: Skyscrapers and the Human Experience


Paul T. Frankl, “Skyscraper” Chair, ca. 1927–30.

Lent by Jody and Dick Goisman. Photo by John R. Glembin


  • December 8, 2023–September 8, 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.

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