The Making of the Met- A Lecture with Andrea Bayer
“The Making of the Met” with Andrea Bayer- Deputy Director for Collections and Administration
Presented by Troika Gallery
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Event: 7 p.m.
VIP Meet & Greet tickets with Reserved Cabaret Seating - $50
Reserved Cabaret Seating - $35
General Admission - $25
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dan Weiss who was originally scheduled for this event will be unable to be here. In his place, Andrea Bayer, Deputy Director for Collections and Administrations will be our featured speaker.
Appointed the Museum's Director for Collections and Administration in October 2018, Andrea Bayer was previously the Jayne Wrightsman Curator in the Department of European Paintings. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 1990, and has been on the staff of The Met since that time.
An expert on Italian Renaissance art, she has worked on a range of exhibitions, both thematic investigations—such as Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy (2004) and Art and Love in Renaissance Italy (2008–9)—and monographic shows on artists such as Giambattista Tiepolo, Dosso Dossi, and Antonello da Messina. Her most recent exhibitions include Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Met Breuer. She has been a curator in European Paintings since 2007, and, in 2014, became the Jayne Wrightsman Curator. Outside the department, Bayer served as Interim Head of Education (2008–9), and for six years was coordinating curator for the Curatorial Studies program run jointly by the Museum and New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. She is currently co-chairman of the Director's Exhibition Committee.
The Met will turn 150 in 2020, and it is an opportunity both to celebrate this milestone and reflect on the evolution of a great institution. We are preparing an exhibition called “Making the Met: 1870 – 2020” about the Museum’s history, including both its brilliant and less-than-brilliant moments. In this talk Andrea will introduce some of the extraordinary characters who helped shape the Met, and the moments when new ideas and collections changed it in fundamental ways.
This event, located at the Avalon Theatre, is sponsored by Plein Air Easton and Troika Gallery.