Architecture and Design Exhibitions by the Numbers

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Animal Superpowers, an interactive game by Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada. (Courtesy MoMA)

Animal Superpowers, an interactive game by Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada was part of MoMA's Talk to Me exhibition. (Courtesy MoMA)

If your interested in how many people viewed Christian Marclay’s The Clock exhibition at the Centre Pompidou (6,996 for its three day run) in 2011 then The Art Newspaper‘s yearly round up of the top exhibitions makes great reading. This year the list breaks out Architecture and Design exhibitions and New York’s MoMA is the clear winner.

In the list of top ten exhibitions three are from MoMA and two from Rome’s MAXXI museum. The top ten architecture and design exhibitions in the world (with daily admission numbers and total attendees in parenthesis) are as follows:

  1. Talk to Me (4,942 / 518,934) MoMA
  2. Counter Space (3,750 / 82,145) MoMA
  3. Small Scale, Big Change (3,346 / 311,188) MoMA
  4. How Wine Became Modern (1,855 / 231,579) SfMoMA
  5. Frontiers of Architecture III & IV: Living (1,596 / 200,165) Louisiana (Northern Zealand, Denmark)
  6. Peter Zumthor: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (1,493 / 161,292) Serpentine Gallery
  7. The Art of the Automobile (1,446 / 152,678) Musée des Arts Décoratifs
  8. Dominique Lemieux: Imagining Characters (1,203 / 113,631) Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Monterrey)
  9. Framing Modernism (1,180 / 59,661) MAXXI
  10. Space & Art and Architecture from the Collection (1,159 / 236,427) MAXXI
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