Last weekend, I was lucky enough to preview the newest branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art…the Met Breuer! Located in the former home of the Whitney Museum at 945 Madison Avenue (between 74th and 75th Street), the Met has an eight-year lease on this terrific space which will allow visitors the opportunity to view even more of the Met’s tremendous collection.
Though the Breuer’s principle focus is on contemporary art, the highly worthwhile exhibit, Unfinished: Art Left Visible, contains works that run the gamut from Rembrandt to Klimt to Pollack, and all were in wide-ranging degrees of completion. One of my favorites was a not-quite-finished Van Gogh, its progress abruptly halted by his suicide.
As an essential component of the opening festivities, docents are readily available and happy to share their extensive knowledge. There are also talks and performances happening all weekend long. See the schedule HERE.
The Met Breuer is closed on Mondays, and open until 9:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Museum admission is suggested, so you can always pay-what-you-wish.
We are very fortunate to have this new addition!
~The New York Native