Architecture for Art

Architecture For Art

The Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt who was one of the founding trustees of the Metropolitan and the most fashionable architect of his day. When it opened to the public in December 1902, the Evening Post newspaper reported that at last New York had a neoclassical palace of art, “one of the finest in the world, and the only public building in recent years which approaches in dignity and grandeur the museums of the old world.”

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