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Metropolitan Museum Of ArtIn E.L. Konigsburg’s 1967 kids’s traditional From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. But it is Indiana limestone, and the ongoing cleaning of the nice, sweeping main facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is remodeling the museum’s north and south wings from grand classical-style monuments into something personal, even poetic.

Lowry and his museum took another hit early last yr when the architects for its enlargement, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (their current tasks embody the High Line, the redesign of Lincoln Center, and Eli Broad’s almost complete Los Angeles museum), introduced their plans.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is legendary for its exhibits of complete rooms and courtyards, including an intact room from a Frank Lloyd Wright house (within the American Wing), a bedroom from a Roman Villa (within the Greek and Roman gallery), and a Ming Dynasty-type garden courtroom (in the Asian art assortment).

The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, protect, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance information of artworks that collectively signify the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest degree of quality, all within the service of the public and in accordance with the highest skilled standards.

Acclaimed for his mastery of stone and concrete with institutional buildings and personal houses across Europe, the Hungarian-born émigré crafted the Whitney Museum of American Art, a dwelling monument in contrast with the transient, disposable traits of its time, at the peak of his career (it was constructed in 1963-66).