The Met Breuer’s Inaugural Season

The Met Breuer’s Inaugural Season

The Metropolitan Museum of Art features art from practically every country, discipline and time period. Although most of the museum’s holdings are housed in its world-famous building on Fifth Avenue, museumgoers can find the bulk of The Met’s medieval art collection in The Cloisters, a branch of the museum in Washington Heights’ Fort Tryon Park. Now, The Met has a new branch dedicated to modern and contemporary art, The Met Breuer.

The Met Breuer, housed in the Marcel Breuer-designed building on the Upper East Side that the Whitney called home for almost 50 years, opened in mid March and is dedicated to art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Although the museum is approaching the two-month mark, you can still check out its two inaugural exhibits, including Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, on view thru Sept. 4, featuring unfinished works from the Renaissance through to today; and a solo exhibition that spans the career of Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. More than 130 of her paintings, drawing and photographs will remain on view thru June 5. If you’re a fan of legendary photographer Diane Arbus’ portraits of NYC eccentrics, you can check out her earlier, rarely seen work in an exhibition this July. The museum’s fall programming will include a mid-career retrospective of the contemporary painter Kerry James Marshall and photographs of four Marcel Breuer buildings.

Photo by Ed Lederman

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