"Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture"
The Museum of Modern Art
The Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
June 27, 2015 – March 6, 2016
Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the
creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations,
and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have
used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the
design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.
The exhibition also marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Viennese-born artist and architect
Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965). Taking its name from an unrealized project by Kiesler, Endless
House celebrates his legacy and the cross-pollination of art and architecture that made Kiesler’s
15-year project a reference point for generations to come. Work by architects and artists spanning
more than seven decades are exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler’s Endless House design
and images of its presentation in MoMA’s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition.
designs—ranging from historical projects by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and
Rem Koolhaas, to new acquisitions from Smiljan Radic and Asymptote Architecture—are
juxtaposed with visions from artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, and
Rachel Whiteread. Together these works demonstrate how the dwelling occupies a central place in
a cultural exchange across generations and disciplines.
Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of