Making The Met, the 150th anniversary exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of New York in 2020
The Met Museum in New York turns 150 in 2020 and, in honor of its anniversary, it will celebrate the Making The Met exhibition, 1870-2020, which will take place from March 30 to August 2, 2020.
Making The Met will lead visitors to an immersive and suggestive journey through the history of one of the world’s most prominent cultural institutions. Making The Met, 1870-2020 will feature more than 250 superlative works of art.
Organized around moments of transformation in the evolution of the collection, buildings and ambitions of the Museum, the exhibition will show the visionary figures and cultural forces that propelled The Met in new directions from its foundation in 1870 to the present.
Some of the elements that will mark a before and after in Making the Met will be archive photographs, innovative digital features and stories from both backstage work and the community outreach of the Museum.
The Met will feature in 2020 the exhibitions Sahel: Art and empires on the shores of the Sahara (“Sahel: Art and empires on the banks of the Sahara”), from January 29 to May 10, 2020; Gerhard Richter: Painting After All (“Gerhard Richter: Painting after all”), from March 4 to July 5, 2020 in The Met Breuer; Art in the Tudor Courts (“Art the Court of the Tudors”), from October 6, 2020 to January 10, 2021; Tree and snake: early Buddhist art in India, 200 a. C.–A.D. 400 (Tree and snake: early Buddhist art in India, 200 BC – 400 AD), from November 10, 2020 to February 14, 2021, and Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition (“Cubism and the tradition of Trompe l’Oeil “), from November 24, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
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