MoMA special: our verdict on the museum opening of the year

We speak to two of the museum's curators leading the expansion and our New York team sit down to discuss the highs and lows of the new space. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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The fifth-floor gallery around Les Demoiselles d’Avignon juxtaposes Picasso’s groundbreaking 1907 painting with Faith Ringgold’s large-scale painting American People Series #20: Die (1967), which was inspired by another Picasso work, Guernica (1937) © Photo: Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper

After a $450m expansion overseen by the architects Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, the Museum of Modern Art in New York reopens its doors on 21 October with 47,000 sq ft of additional gallery space and a more expansive story to tell about the history of modern art. Nancy Kenney, our senior editor in New York met this week with Sarah Suzuki, the drawings and prints curator who is in charge of the reopening, and Rajendra Roy, the museum’s chief curator of film, to talk about these major changes in the museum. Then, three editors from The Art Newspaper's New York office—Helen Stoilas, Margaret Carrigan and Nancy Kenney—and our Insider correspondent, Linda Yablonsky, sat down to compare notes.

You can see many of the works and galleries that we discuss on the podcast here and read a wealth of reporting on the building and the displays here, or on our app for iOS which you can find in the App Store, and in the November print edition of The Art Newspaper, which is out at the end of the month.