Terence Riley (1954 -2021)

James S. Russell   /  Source:  The New York Times

He was the chief architectural curator at MoMA, overseeing shows and the museum’s massive redesign, then moving on to the Miami art world.

Terence Riley, who as an architectural curator and museum director was instrumental in bringing to fruition two of the most important works of 21st-century museum architecture, died on Monday at his home in Miami. He was 66.

His family said the death was sudden but did not disclose the cause.

As the chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, Mr. Riley helped select and guide the Tokyo-based architect Yoshio Taniguchi in the museum’s $858 million expansion, which was completed in 2004.

Later, as director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, he worked with the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron to create a new home for the museum that has been acclaimed for its design and integration into its environment. Along with his museum duties, Mr. Riley maintained an architectural practice, founded in 1984, with John Keenen...

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Obituary: Terence Riley, 1954–2021

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