The Met Breuer in New York

The Met Breuer in New York

The Met Breuer in New York is a museum for contemporary and modern art and part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (The Met). The Met Breuer extends the extensive art program of the main Met building on Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. The museum is located in a building designed by Marcel Breuer, formerly occupied by the Whitney Museum. Met tickets include same-day admission for The Met Breuer as well as The Met Cloisters. The Met Breuer is located at a fifteen-minute walk from the main building. If you’re interested in modern art, The Met Breuer is definitely worth visiting.

Unfortunately, The Met Breuer is closed. You can still visit The Met and The Met Cloisters.

The Met Breuer Art Collection

The Met Breuer houses different kinds of exhibitions with the main focus on 20th and 21st-century art from over the whole world. The art program includes exhibitions, performances, residencies and educational initiatives. The museum also organizes interactive programs that allow the public to explore art, architecture and design. I didn’t really know what to expect from this museum and was wondering if it would really be worth visiting. During my visit, I was surprised to discover the work of great names such as Van Gogh and Da Vinci. If you love art, I would definitely recommend adding this addition to The Met to your list.

The Met Breuer in NEw York - Raphael Mengs The Met Breuer in New York - Unfinished Exhibition

Eric’s Tip: It’s not possible to purchase separate tickets for The Met Breuer as admission is always included in a Met ticket. Please note that these tickets include same-day admission. So plan ahead if you want to visit multiple Met locations.

The Met Breuer Building

The Met Breuer building was formerly occupied by the Whitney Museum of Art which was relocated to Downtown Manhattan. The Met signed an agreement and leased the former Whitney building in order to extend The Met art program. The five-storey building has galleries on the second, third, fourth and fifth floor. On the ground floor, you can find a lobby gallery, a restaurant and a sunken garden. You can also visit the Blue Bottle Coffee on the fifth floor: a pop-up café that serves coffee and snacks.

The Met Breuer in New York - Da Vinci The Met Breuer in New York - Entrance

Practical Information

  • Opening hours:
    • Closed on Monday
    • Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st
  • Location: 945 Madison Avenue

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