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What's On at The Met Breuer This October

The Met Breuer

Exterior of The Met Breuer, a Brutalist building designed by Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

This October at The Met Breuer, visit the exhibitions Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 and Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy as they continue their run, and experience Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection before it closes on October 7. Plus, learn more about exhibition tours, tours for families, and the recently launched Audio Guide about Marcel Breuer and this iconic building.

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017

Jack Whitten (American, 1939–2018). The Tomb of Socrates (detail), 2009. Wild cypress, black mulberry, marble, brass, mixed media, 26 x 20 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (66 x 52 x 21 cm). Collection of the Artist's Estate © The Estate of Jack Whitten. Courtesy The Estate of Jack Whitten and Hauser & Wirth

On view at The Met Breuer, Floor 3

This exhibition presents the extraordinary and previously unknown sculptures of acclaimed American artist Jack Whitten (1939–2018). Whitten's sculptures, which he first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete, consist of carved wood, often in combination with found materials sourced from his local environment, including bone, marble, paper, glass, nails, and fishing line. Inspired by art-historical sources rooted in Africa, the ancient Mediterranean, and the Southern United States, Whitten's sculptures not only address the themes of place, memory, family, and migration, they also give expression to a transnational, cosmopolitan perspective. Learn more.

Audio Guide

Hear Jack Whitten discuss his artistic process and the inspiration behind select sculptures and paintings in excerpts from two interviews, including one recorded in December 2017.

Exhibition Tours

Tuesday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 23
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission, though stickers are required

Explore the extraordinary and previously unknown sculptures of acclaimed American artist Jack Whitten (1939–2018) during an in-depth tour of this exhibition. Please note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Stickers distributed at all admissions, information, and Membership desks. 

Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy

Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy at The Met Breuer

Lutz Bacher (American, born 1943). The Lee Harvey Oswald Interview (detail), 1976. Collage in 18 parts, 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm) each. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel and Anonymous Gift, 1999. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York (1999.387e). © Lutz Bacher

On view at The Met Breuer, Floor 4

For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy is the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic as it traces the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy. Learn more.

Exhibition Tours

Tuesday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 30
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission, though stickers are required

Explore the first major exhibition to tackle the provocative topic of hidden operations of governmental power during an in-depth tour. Please note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Stickers distributed at all admissions, information, and Membership desks.

Family Tours

Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. Tour tickets are required for each participant.

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring the works of art featured in this exhibition to life. For families with children ages 3–11. Please note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Get your tour ticket from any Museum staff in The Met Breuer Lobby.

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso

Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890–1918). Self-Portrait (detail), 1911. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 20 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (51.4 x 34.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982 (1984.433.298ab)

On view at The Met Breuer, Floor 2—through October 7

Closing October 7, Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection presents a selection of some fifty works from The Met's Scofield Thayer Collection—a collection that is best known for paintings by artists of the school of Paris, and a brilliant group of erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso, whose subjects, except for a handful, are nudes. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together and provides a focused look at this important collection; it also marks the centenary of the deaths of Klimt and Schiele. Learn more. 

Exhibition Catalogue

Read the preface to the Obsession catalogue, in which exhibition curator Sabine Rewald writes about the "private pleasures" that drew Scofield Thayer to nudes by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso.

The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase at The Met Store.

The Met Breuer Architecture Tour

Discover more about this iconic building, its remarkable history, and its architect. Hear from insiders, experts, and even Marcel Breuer himself. Learn more.



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