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Monday, 04 January 2016 11:49

The Met Breuer is Set to Open in March 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is already one of the most expansive museums in the world, but this world-class institution will soon be getting an upgrade. On March 18, 2016, the Met will celebrate the opening of The Met Breuer, a separate building devoted to modern and contemporary art.

The Met Breuer will be housed in the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art (now located downtown on Gansevoort Street), a stunning building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer and completed in 1966.

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New York's Whitney Museum of American Art may have opened the doors to its new Meatpacking home in May, but that doesn't mean the Renzo Piano-designed building has revealed all of its secrets just yet. In February, the museum will launch a new program called "Open Plan" on its fifth-floor galleries, taking advantage of the largest column-free gallery space of any of the city's museums.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:07

President Obama Brings Modern Art to the White House

In a visit with his daughters this past summer, President Obama spent nearly an hour at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the nation’s largest repository of paintings and sketches by Edward Hopper.

He also could have seen a few Hoppers at home.

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Selections from contemporary artworks donated to the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012 are going on view next month.

The works donated by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner will be exhibited from Nov. 20 through March 6, 2016.

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Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York detailed its plans for the Met Breuer, the museum’s annex for modern and contemporary art, which is set to open in March 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s former, Marcel Breuer–designed headquarters. The high modernist building will be renovated prior to the beginning of the Met’s eight-year lease and will include a “book bar,” the museum announced.

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The most comprehensive career retrospective in the U.S. to date of the work of Frank Stella, co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will debut at the Whitney this fall. Frank Stella: A Retrospective brings together the artist’s best-known works installed alongside lesser known examples to reveal the extraordinary scope and diversity of his nearly sixty-year career. Approximately 100 works, including icons of major museum and private collections, will be shown. Along with paintings, reliefs, sculptures, and prints, a selection of drawings and maquettes have been included to shed light on Stella’s conceptual and material process. Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with the involvement of Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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For an all-too-brief span of a few days, New Yorkers had the opportunity to see the original facade inscription of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 8 West Eighth Street in Greenwich Village as it appeared when it opened in 1931. The building now houses the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.

The incident happened this past Monday July 27 when a sidewalk shed outside the building was dismantled at the completion of a $450,000 restoration project.

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Museums have traditionally been spaces of contemplation, refuges from the outside world where visitors can bask in front of masterpieces in quiet serenity.

Well, that's if you don't live in New York City.

In the Big Apple, even art museums can be crushed with crowds and airport security-style lines. These are massive buildings with some of the best collections of art in the world—it's natural. The Metropolitan Museum's attendance stood at a near-record 6.16 million people in 2014; the Museum of Modern Art's was more than 3 million, and if recent visits to the packed new Whitney are any indication, it will blow the old Breuer building's attendance out of the water.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is planning a Lucio Fontana show in 2017—and The Art Newspaper understands that it could take place in the Breuer Building, formerly the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Kelly Baum, who for past five years has served as the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Modern and Contemporary curatorial team.

The hiring comes at an important time, after the museum has announced plans to renovate their Modern wing and that in March of 2016 it will expand into the old Whitney Museum building. The building will be known as the Met Breuer and will focus on Modern and Contemporary exhibitions.

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