All that new space allows the museum to trot out some rareties and gives free rein to sprawling installations. The galleries just seem to go on and on in this labyrinth of modern art. But big isn’t necessarily better; there are several moments when small-scale and subtle works get their time in the light, too.
The architecture by Renzo Piano
Best audience comments:
“How it adds to the insane confusion that is navigating that labyrinth of a museum”; “Clown Torture!”; “Someday it’ll be an eerie reminder of how close we came to our potential after our civilization crumbles and is replaced by apocalyptic anarchy / the vending machines still really picky about dollars.”
Best of Chicago 2009