A trio of talks last fall forecast winds of change on the Upper East Side

From October to December last year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a three-part lecture series, Designing Tomorrow’s Met, presenting ambitious architectural and curatorial overhauls of the museum led by three architects. Over the next ten years, these efforts, with a combined budget of over $600 million, will transform, renew, and recontextualize one quarter of the Met’s galleries.

“[The new galleries] will present art in a better way: They will tell new stories, new narratives. They will also create new spatial surroundings for our visitors and for our experience with art,” said Max Hollein, the Met’s director since 2018, in the kick-off to the

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