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Designing Tomorrow's Met

The Met is in a constant state of evolution, including its architectural development. Over the next 10 years, we are partnering with world-renowned architects to lead the Museum into the future as one quarter of its gallery system and narratives will be renewed, refreshed, and recontextualized. Join legendary architects Frida Escobedo, Nader Tehrani, and Kulapat Yantrasast as they share stories of previous projects, and insights into architectural innovations and the process of design.

Throughout The Met’s 152-year history its buildings and spaces have always been a key part of the relationship between people, objects, and ideas. Situated between Central Park and Fifth Avenue, the Museum is uniquely positioned to engage with architectural considerations of today, such as natural elements, sustainability, urban planning, and civic engagement. These renovation projects pivot The Met’s historical landscape into contemporary space.

These three talks dive deeply into thoughtful evaluation of spaces, and how best to create meaningful experiences that provide an ample environment to optimize thoughtful dialogue and discourse.

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6 pm
Frida Escobedo
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Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6 pm
Nader Tehrani
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Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6 pm
Kulapat Yantrasast
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Designing Tomorrow’s Met is made possible by the Director’s Fund.

Free, though advance registration is required. Please note: For free programs, we generally over-register to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, though advance registration does not guarantee admission once the auditorium reaches capacity.

Watch the livestream for each talk on YouTube and Facebook. Note: No login required.

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Image: Illustration by Pablo Delcan