Odd and Beautiful: Unorthodox Takes on the Met’s New British Galleries/
Wednesday, December 4/
A highlight of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary in 2020 will be the March 2nd opening of the newly renovated British Galleries, featuring nearly 700 works of decorative arts and design created between 1500 and 1900. To create a narrative-rich setting that befits the Met’s impressive collection, the museum is collaborating with design studio Roman and Williams, marking the firm’s first museum project. Hear from the curator, designers, and other prominent voices about how the new space will offer a fresh perspective on the period—focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history.
Wolf Burchard/ Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Roberto Lugo/ Artist
Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer/ Founders and Principals, Roman and Williams
Additional panelists to be announced