Terence Riley, former Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the MoMA, is dead

Terence Riley, an architect and curator who made an outsized impact in the architectural worlds of New York City and Miami, has passed away, sources close to AN have confirmed.

Riley, born in 1954, was a proponent of both opening design up to the wider world while not sacrificing on taste, and an ardent defender of modernism. That makes sense, considering that from 1992 through 2005, he was the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)—a position that, at the time, meant working with the man the position was named after. In 1992, before his appointment as chief curator, he actually staged

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