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Making The Met, 1870-2020

Edited by Andrea Bayer with Laura D. Corey

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April 14, 2020
288 pages, 9 1/2 x 11
280 color illus.
ISBN: 9781588397096
Hardcover

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates 150 years by presenting its evolution into one of the world’s greatest museums and its vision for the future

Published to celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary, Making The Met examines the institution’s evolution from an idea—that art can elevate anyone who has access to it—to one of the most beloved encyclopedic collections in the world. Focusing on key transformational moments, this richly illustrated book provides insight into events that led The Met in new directions, broadened its audience, and expanded its collection. Eleven chapters illuminate topics such as the impact of momentous acquisitions, the global cooperation that resulted from international excavations, the Museum’s association with the “Monuments Men” and its role in preserving cultural heritage during and after the Second World War, and The Met’s interaction with modern and contemporary art and artists. Illustrations include rarely seen archival and behind-the-scenes images, in addition to more than 200 key works that changed the way we look at art. The final chapter considers contemporary philosophies for collecting art from around the globe, strategies for reaching new and diverse audiences, and the role of museums today.

Andrea Bayer is deputy director for collections and administration, and Laura D. Corey is senior research associate in the Director’s Office, both at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(March 30–August 2, 2020)

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Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

Edited by Andrea Bayer; Andrea Bayer, Beverly Louise Brown,

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Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology, Volume 1, 2010

With contributions by Andrea Bayer, Lawrence Becker, Federi

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Bellini, Titian, and Lotto

North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Andrea Bayer and Maria Cristina Rodeschini

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Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities

Painting, Poetry, Music

Cornelia Homburg; With contributions by Paul Smith and Laur

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A Golden Age of European Art

Celebrating Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Edited by James Clifton and Melina Kervandjian; With essays

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