Metropolitan Museum of Art bestowed with $125 million to renovate its modern art wing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced a $125 million gift from longtime Met trustee and benefactor Oscar Tang and his wife, archeologist and art historian Agnes Hsu-Tang, that will fund a decade-in-the-works full renovation of the museum’s wing dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

News of the largest capital gift ever for the storied cultural institution in its 151-year history, comes just days after the Brooklyn Museum announced that it had received a $50 million capital gift from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. That donation, also earmarked for a major renovation project for the museum’s third- and fourth-floor galleries, ranks as

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