Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Announce Collaborative Agreement for Breuer Building

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NEW YORK, NY.- The directors of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that their boards of trustees have agreed in principle to a multiple-year collaboration projected to begin in 2015, when the Whitney opens its new museum facility on Gansevoort Street in downtown Manhattan. The Metropolitan Museum plans to present exhibitions and educational programming at the Whitney’s landmark building at 945 Madison Avenue, which was designed by Marcel Breuer, for a period of eight years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for a longer term. The two museums will seek to collaborate on collections sharing, publications, and other educational activities. Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, said: “We are thrilled at the prospect of this long-term collaboration with the Met. Throughout our