wonderfully honest refurbishment of a modernist jem — look forward to seeing the met breuer soon. m.

New York-based Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners sought to preserve the “authentic patina of aging materials” in its subtle refurbishment of the former Whitney Museum, which will reopen this month as The Met Breuer.

The Met Breuer is the new, temporary home for the contemporary and modern art collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met).

The landmark concrete and granite building was designed by the Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer and opened in 1966 in the city’s Upper East Side neighbourhood.

It formerly housed the Whitney Museum, which moved to its new Renzo Piano-designed home in the Meatpacking District last April.

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