The Met Breuer

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The Met Breuer
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10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
About
The Met Breuer presents Modern and contemporary art through the lens of history. The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City - The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Full suggested admission: $25/adults, $17/seniors, $12/student
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 77th St • 5 min walk
  • 68th St – Hunter College • 8 min walk
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,296 contributions
Don't miss this little gem that was the former Whitney Museum
Mar 2020
The Met Breuer is an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Contemporary collections and special exhibitions. There is always something new here to do or see. I came in tonight for a private membership viewing of the new Gerhard Richter exhibition. It was a little too much for me but it was nice to have all the curators and docents on hand to explain the work. Very contemporary works.

The museum is very intimate in size and you can see the whole museum in one evening. It was nice to just wander the galleries and see the works with the other members.
Written 10 March 2020
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crnd
Clarksville, TN107 contributions
Underwhelming, but was our own private art museum
Feb 2020
Our mid February 2020 visit was beyond underwhelming. Only two floors (floors two and five, one gallery each) were open.

The fifth floor was "selections from the Rubenstein" gift. I kid you not, according to the Met's own website, "this exhibition will highlight and celebrate some fifty works from the gift....". So only one room with only 50 works, many of which were not even originals (signed and numbered prints, for example).

The second floor was a bit better, "recent acquisitions in context", but again, only one gallery with maybe 60 works, the most marquee item being a set of six matched Andy Warhol acrylics of Chairman Mao.

So for perspective, the Met Fifth Avenue has over a million works on display. The Met Breuer, which is a large five story building, has a little over 100, almost none of which are particularly noteworthy. We knew this location was smaller, but certainly didn't understand how much smaller and less significant. Certainly nothing worthy of the Met name, and currently a total waste and gross under utilization of space.

On the positive, when we arrived about 30 minutes after opening, we were literally - no exaggeration - the only visitors in the building. It was our own private Met. By the time we left 30 minutes later (and we very much took our time, and saw everything), there were maybe 5 or 6 other visitors. Also to the positive, all three Met locations are included under one ticket, so this was just an included add-on.

I'm not sure what the Met was trying to do with this location, but whatever it was, it hasn't been successful.
Written 19 February 2020
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA128 contributions
Good Way to Spend a Couple of Hours
Jan 2020
I can't help but marvel at the people who say they can't stand abstract art or modern art or contemporary art and then assign a poor rating to this museum. I wonder what they expected.

The $25.00 admission fee would be terribly overpriced if it didn't permit THREE DAYS of entry to not only Met Breuer but also the Met and Met Cloisters. That is a very good deal. Because only two floors of exhibits were open when I visited, the clerk at the desk informed me I could pay what I wished. Fair enough. I enjoyed the two exhibits I did see, "Home Is a Foreign Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context" and "From Géricault to Rockburne: Selections from the Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Collection."

I find the architecture to be monumental, despite the building's actual size. My only real complaint is the lack of seating. I had a foot problem the day I was there and appreciated the many benches, some padded, where I could sit and rest my foot. The second floor, however had zero benches, which I thought was very poor planning and not very visitor-focused. I think management could easily move at least one of the fifth floor benches to the second. I've never been to a museum without a single bench on an entire floor. I might not have noticed had my foot not been hurting, but I'm certain I'm not the only person who has a mobility impairment and could appreciate a place to perch for a few minutes. Overall, however, I recommend the Met Breuer.
Written 3 February 2020
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY109 contributions
met Breuer
Feb 2020 • Solo
Two of the four floors were closed in preparation for a new exhibit, but still got to see a couple art collections that were open.
Written 1 February 2020
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Gerard R
508 contributions
Great Art in Met Breuer
Nov 2019
You have today and tomorrow as last days for Vija Celmins. Splendid exhibition of this Latvia-born artist. Taking every day still items or surroundings (in indefinite form) for her paintings / graphics / drawings.
There is still More time for interesting exhibition "Home is a foreign place", with recent museum acquisitions of modern / contemporary art from Asia, Latin America, North Africa and Middle East. Art from these regions meets works by modern American artists from museum collection. This lasts till June 2020.
Written 11 January 2020
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marive05
Buenos Aires, Argentina37 contributions
Entrance
Nov 2019
There was a controversy between the tickets we bought including four days of attractions and the tickets that the Met sales which include three days. So they wanted us to afford the tickets again. We didn't visit this museum and I think we won't visit it in the future.
Written 1 January 2020
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EiWiSu
Drammen, Norway1,814 contributions
Gorgeous Building - Interesting Art
Nov 2019 • Friends
It’s great to come here for the changing exhibitions but it’s also great to just visit the building itself. It’s a prime example of concrete architecture of top quality at every single level of detail. I love it!!
Written 10 November 2019
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twomartinilunch
Middlebury, VT560 contributions
Art & Architecture
Nov 2019
My first visit to this Metropolitan Museum of Art venue. The building is amazing - Breuer was a talented man. The exhibit we saw was equally amazing - Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory. If you have the opportunity to see the show at Met Breuer, please check it out, or her paintings elsewhere please check them out. The work is hard to explain. While at the museum, please do the architecture tour as I missed that timing-wise as we had to be elsewhere by 5.00 pm. We had TV parking on Park Avenue, by the way, a few blocks away.
Written 4 November 2019
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SanFranciscoGuy634
Sarasota, FL1,123 contributions
Fascinating Museum Treat
Sep 2019
The Met Breuer is small - a rowboat compared to Mother Met a few blocks away. When it has really good exhibitions, its small size and intimacy make it a great place to absorb the art on offer without the crowds that can make a visit to the Big Met challenging - and even exhausting. My advice is to check out the exhibits first and then, if one or more really tempt you, then go to the Breuer. Even if exhibits sound unusual, all the more reason to visit. Unusual can be mind-expanding. Different should be tempting too! Just be careful about the cafe on the lower level. It's oh so trendy and expensive.
Written 29 September 2019
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Andy
Buenos Aires, Argentina269 contributions
Good
Aug 2019
Cute building. There wasn’t much to see but from what I saw the shows were fun and interesting. Worth visiting after the MET
Written 12 August 2019
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The Met Breuer is open:
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  • Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00


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