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MoMA has opened a gorgeous new record store pop-up

MoMA Design Store The Record Shop
Photograph: Courtesy of MoMA Design Store

New Yorkers have a new record shop in Soho with dozens of records to set their needles on.

Through March 1, the MoMA Design Store at 81 Spring Street will have a special concept space it collaborated on with Williamsburg's Earwax Records called The Record Shop.

The pop-up, which is decorated with color blocks of bright pinks, yellows and greens, is meant to unite music and design in one space in a reflection of 20th century pop culture, MoMA says.

Inside, audiophiles will find more than 45 records (Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Miles Davis, Philip Glass) from MoMA's permanent collection, featuring cover designs by modern artists like Andy Warhol, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, all of whom have been featured at MoMA, which just recently reopened after a major renovation.

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"The best album covers are a compact visual expression or translation of the music they deliver," Juliet Kinchin, the curator of Modern Design at The Museum of Modern Art, says. "As an art form, they have been attuned to the rapid changes in popular music, fashion and design that can be otherwise difficult to represent cogently in the collection."

If a new record player is something on your to-get list, MoMA can hook you up with one, too. There are also fine art reproductions of concert posters for David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, Louis Armstrong: All Stars and The Beatles: School of Rock by Blue Shaker House of Cool for $36 each.

You don't need to be a seasoned record collector to enjoy the space, either. MoMA will be holding a panel on record collecting as well as an art making drop-in workshop for families, and for those looking for a free music gig, live sets in-store.

Check out the full schedule at store.moma.org.

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