Sunday, May 29

The Met Breuer

"After a year and a half of anticipation, the revered Metropolitan Museum of Art has finally taken over the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue, promising to broaden and deepen its involvement with modern and contemporary art. Rebranded as the Met Breuer — with the subtlest sprucing up by architects Beyer Blinder Belle — this move is the first step of a plan that will include a $600 million new wing in the Met’s Fifth Avenue building as well. For those who wondered if the Met would challenge the Museum of Modern Art or the downtown Whitney, the two opening shows at the Met Breuer feel more like a toe in the water of contemporary art than the expected plunge. ..."
NY Times: At the Met Breuer, Thinking Inside the Box
W - Met Breuer
NY Times: A Look at the Met Breuer Before the Doors Open
Guardian: The Met Breuer review – museum's new outpost has an uncertain start
ARTFORUM: The Met Breuer (Video)