The Met Makes Room for New Work in Its Collection Following Sale of $5.4 Million in Art Last Year

March 31st, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, via New York PostOver the past year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has sold off nearly $5.4 million in art, with another $3 million in paintings expected to sell this year, the New York Post reports, including a series of pieces donated by former Met president George Blumenthal.  “The museum is perpetually engaged in assessing its own collections, refining them, and making room for new acquisitions that merit display,” says spokesman Harold Holzer. “The Met owns more than 1.5 million works of art in all, and even in this vast building, storage space is finite.”Read more at New York Post