New York City’s newest museum is the Met Breuer, opens Friday in the space formerly inhabited by the Whitney Museum. The new incarnation, for modern and contemporary art, performances and more, is an extension of the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Met Breuer is named for the building’s architect, Marcel Breuer.
Met Breuer opens Friday, March 18, with three days of special events, including gallery talks, performances and family crafts workshops, free with museum admission. Link to schedule of events.
Opening weekend begins a two-week run of lobby performances by jazz pianist Vijay Iyer as well as the debuts of one exhibit highlighting the work of Indian modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi (through June 5) and another, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible (through September 4), featuring works by artists including Louise Bourgeois and Titian.
The Whitney Museum of American Art opened in Spring 2015 in a brand new space in the Meatpacking District, called Meapo for short.
photo by Ed Lederman