Daniel Weiss, Met Museum’s Chief Executive, to Step Down

Daniel H. Weiss was a stabilizing force, but his departure raises questions about whether the museum’s two-pronged management structure still works and will continue.

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Met Museum to Renovate Its Ancient Near East and Cypriot Galleries

Construction for the $40 million project is expected to start next year and finish in 2025.

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Met Museum Jump-Starts New Modern Wing With $125 Million Gift

The donation from a trustee, Oscar L. Tang, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, reinvigorates the long-delayed project and is the largest capital gift in the Met’s history.

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Facing Deficit, Met Considers Selling Art to Help Pay the Bills

Like many museums, the Met is looking to take advantage of a relaxation of the rules governing art sales to care for collections.

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How the Met Was Made

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens, commemorating its 150-year anniversary with an exhibition that asks: How does this museum give an account of itself today?

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The Met Is Reopening: Grab Your Timed Ticket and View Jacob Lawrence

With fewer people and more protocols, the country’s largest museum is ready to welcome visitors again.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lays Off Dozens More Workers

The Metropolitan Museum of Art told its staff that it was laying off 79 employees and announced 181 furloughs and 93 voluntary retirements.

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