An Entire Apartment In Storage

Oh, the treasures that can be found in museum storage! Word trickled out recently that the Brooklyn Museum has been hiding something very special: a rare example of Postmodernist residential architecture has been tucked away in a warehouse for nearly three decades. A completely intact apartment by American Postmodern architect Michael Graves has been in storage at the Brooklyn Museum since it was acquired in 1986. Similar to other Postmodern designs by Graves, the apartment features ornamental design, an eclectic blend of classical references and muted color palettes. Take a minute and look around your own apartment: would you want it preserved intact in a storage vault? Or would the dust around all that ancient vinyl embarrass you and your descendants?

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