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Met Slashes 280 Planned Seats From Plaza Redesign

The Met plans cut 280 chairs from the originally planned 400.

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Met Drops Kiosks From $60M Plaza Overhaul Plan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has dropped the kiosks from its $60 million public plaza overhaul.

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Alexander McQueen Exhibit Helps Break Visitor Records for Met

The Met's 6.28M visitors for the last fiscal year was the highest since it began keeping track.

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Upper East Siders Block 'Starbucks' Part of Met Museum Plan

The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.  

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Met Museum's $60M Plaza Would Be an Unwelcome 'Hangout,' Neighbors Say

Residents blasted the Met's plans to add 400 chairs and 100 tables at its Fifth Avenue entrance.

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David Koch Funding Major Metropolitan Museum of Art Plaza Renovation

Billionaire David Koch is paying for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's renovation of its Fifth Ave. plaza.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Lauches Bigger, Better Website

The Metropolitan Museum of Art re-launched its website on Monday, giving online access to more than 340,000 works of art along with interactive maps and suggested itineraries. 

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Met Museum Apologizes to Members Over McQueen Line Mess

The Metropolitan Museum of Art sent a contrite letter to members this week apologizing for not letting them cut the long lines at final days of the Alexander McQueen show.

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Alexander McQueen Show Ranked Met's Eighth Most Popular Ever

The wildly popular Alexander McQueen show reached 661,509 visitors, making it the eighth most popular in the Metropolitan Museum's history. 

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Met Announces First-Ever Midnight Hours for Last Days of McQueen Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will stay open until midnight on Aug. 6 and 7 for the last days of the Alexander McQueen show, officials announced Thursday.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Raises Suggested Fees

The Upper East Side icon will raise the optional admission charge to $25 on July 1 because of "budgetary challenges."

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Met Museum Returns 19 Artifacts from King Tut's Tomb to Egypt

The artifacts will return to Egypt in July after being displayed in Times Square.

Manhattan »

Some of Manhattan's Museum Directors Live Luxuriously, Largely for Free

Directors of Manhattan's most prestigious museums, like the Met and MoMA, live in rent-free and tax-free apartments.

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Met to Unveil Landmark Picasso Exhibit

Beginning next Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a first-ever exclusive focus on its collected works of Pablo Picasso.

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