Making The Met, 1870-2020

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Open: temporary closure

1000 Fifth Avenue, NY 10028, New York Upper East Side, USA
Open: temporary closure


Making The Met, 1870-2020

New York

Making The Met, 1870-2020
to Sun 2 Aug 2020
temporary closure

As the centerpiece of The Met’s 150th-anniversary celebrations, this major exhibition leads visitors on an immersive, thought-provoking journey through the history of one of the world’s preeminent cultural institutions.


Making The Met, 1870–2020 features more than 250 superlative works of art of nearly every type, from visitor favorites to fragile treasures that can only be placed on view from time to time. Organized around transformational moments in the evolution of the Museum’s collection, buildings, and ambitions, the exhibition reveals the visionary figures and cultural forces that propelled The Met in new directions from its founding in 1870 to the present day. Rarely seen archival photographs, innovative digital features, and stories of both behind-the-scenes work and the Museum’s community outreach enhance this unique experience.

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