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2 Columbus Circle

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Controversial modernist building that once again houses an art museum

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Columbus Circle
Featured, Historic Site & Museum

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Matt Postal

Edward Durrell Stone's Gallery of Modern Art building on Columbus Circle was built in the 1960s to contain the collection of Huntington Hartford. The Hartford collection was a standout for its time, often critical of the aesthetic standards set by the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. The collection included works by Millais, Burne-Jones, Puvis and Moreau, alongside the established canon of Courbet, Pisarro, Monet and Derain.


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