Making The Met, 1870–2020

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Edited by Andrea Bayer with Laura D. Corey

Celebrating The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 150th anniversary, Making The Met, 1870–2020 examines how an idea—that art can inspire anyone who has access to it—developed into one of the world's most beloved global collections. Focusing on transformational moments, this book provides insight into the figures and events that formed The Met as it is known today. The book's twelve engaging chapters discuss such topics as key acquisitions, international excavations, the Museum's role in preserving cultural heritage, and its dedication to education, accessibility, and engagement with contemporary artists. More than 200 works that changed the way we look at art, as well as rarely seen archival and behind-the-scenes images, complement this fascinating and continually evolving history.

Andrea Bayer is Deputy Director for Collections and Administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Laura D. Corey is Senior Research Associate in the Director's Office and Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Edited by Andrea Bayer with Laura D. Corey

Celebrating The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 150th anniversary, Making The Met, 1870–2020 examines how an idea—that art can inspire anyone who has access to it—developed into one of the world's most beloved global collections. Focusing on transformational moments, this book provides insight into the figures and events that formed The Met as it is known today. The book's twelve engaging chapters discuss such topics as key acquisitions, international excavations, the Museum's role in preserving cultural heritage, and its dedication to education, accessibility, and engagement with contemporary artists. More than 200 works that changed the way we look at art, as well as rarely seen archival and behind-the-scenes images, complement this...See More

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Editors: Andrea Bayer with Laura D. Corey
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Illustrations: 280 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2'' x 11''
  • ISBN: 9781588397096
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