The Met Breuer

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The Met Breuer
Photograph: Ed Lederman
The Met Breuer

Ever before the Whitney moved to its Meatpacking District location, plans were afoot for The Metropolitan Museum of Art to take over the Whitney’s former Marcel Breuer-designed home on Madison Avenue. Breuer’s name graces what’s basically an entirely new institution intended to make the Met’s a major player in the current art scene: In addition to housing the Met’s collection of modern and contemporary art, the museum will mount major exhibitions of recent artists once it opens in March 2016. According to its agreement with the Whitney, the Met will rent the building for the next eight years. What officially happens next is up in the air at this point, but it’s likely the Met will hang onto the place. And, who knows? It may even use it to launch its own Biennial.


Venue name: The Met Breuer
Address: 945 Madison Ave
New York

Cross street: at 75th St
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Thu, Fri 10am–9 pm
Price: Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, students $12, members and children under 12 free
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  • Contemporary art Until Sunday October 8 2017
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The Met Breuer is a great way if you have about an hour or two to kill in the Upper East Side. Entry into this museum will grant you entry to the Met and vice versa. I really liked how much smaller and intimate this gallery is. The exhibitions that I got to see at the end of August were a lot of fun. I especially liked the floor that contained unfinished art work by well-artists. I definitely recommend it if you had some extra time.