Making the Met, 1870 - 2020

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Victory, 1892–1903; this cast, 1914 or after (by 1916),  bronze, gilt.

From the end of Summer through mid-Winter, New York City's renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art is doing a retrospective on itself, entitled “Making the Met, 1870–2020.” 

From the press release: “The signature exhibition of The Met's 150th-anniversary year takes 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 displayed 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 since its founding. Rarely seen archival photographs, engaging digital features, and stories of both behind-the-scenes work and the Museum's community outreach enhance this unique experience.” 

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2020/making-the-met-1870-...