Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Met at 146
Happy Birthday, Met! Apparently the Met dates back to 1866,
when a group of Americans agreed to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people. The lawyer John Jay, who proposed the idea, swiftly moved forward with the project upon his return to the United States from France.