“He wanted to show the entire history of works of art printed on paper.
“They were two individuals whose vision completely changed the museum,” Bayer said.
On the other hand, the Met has had some catching up to do in terms of its collection of Modernist art.
To end the show, the exhibition examines how the Met has been working to broaden its perspectives in recent decades.
“Making the Met, 1870–2020” will be on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, August 29, 2020–January 3, 2021.