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This may look like the Whitney (because it was), but now it’s the new home of the Met Breuer. The name is in honor of the architect that designed it, Marcel Breuer. The Met has not only bought into the space but into the building as a whole. Sheena Wagstaff, the Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of the Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, added: “With the launch of The Met Breuer in March, we are honoring the history of this beloved building and embracing its significance to the cultural landscape of our city as we infuse it with the Met’s curatorial spirit for the public to enjoy.”
Now the time has come! The Met Breuer is set to open on Friday, March 18th. The opening weekend will feature special events from 10am-10pm on Friday and Saturday (March 19th). On Sunday, March 20th, there will be a family centered event from 10:30am-5pm. Admission is on a suggested donation basis for this weekend, but priority will be given to those who buy tickets (http://www NULL.metmuseum NULL.org/visit/buy-tickets)in advance (free for members).
- Major thematic survey, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, of unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day
- Monographic exhibition of Indian modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi
- Rarely seen, early photographs by Diane Arbus (opening July 2016)
- Mid-career retrospective of the contemporary painter Kerry James Marshall (opening October 2016), with a complementary “artist’s choice” installation of works from the Met collection
- Newly commissioned architectural photographs of four Marcel Breuer buildings (opening November 2016)
- Continuous in-gallery performances by resident artist Vijay Iyer, a newly commissioned sonic experience by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, and an all-day staging in the Met’s three locations of the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s unfinished composition Klang
Jeeves has two exclusive invitations for Members Opening Week (from March 8th to March 13), that will give two non-members admission to the Met Breuer. We hope you will take part in a monumental weekend with the Met. Stop by Jeeves for more information!