3/21/11

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is rebuilding Islamic art galleries

As Ms. Haidar recalled recently, back in the much less cinematic confines of a museum construction site: “It was a very powerful moment. It made up our minds because we could see how close he was to the tradition. And we wanted to see that hand on our walls.”

She and her colleagues had gone to Morocco in search of help for a kind of project that the Metropolitan, which generally concerns itself with the work of dead artists, has rarely undertaken in its 140 years: to install a group of living artists inside the museum for the purposes of creating a permanent new part of its collection.
Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/arts/design
Slideshow: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/
Video: http://video.nytimes.com/video/

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