The Metropolitan Museum of Art's modern and contemporary art program is expanding into the landmark Whitney building to include a new "series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives." Called the Met Breuer, the space will open to the public on March 18, 2016. The Met Breuer will be the dedicated space for exhibitions to further explore the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
On its opening day, the Met Breuer will be presenting artist Nasreen Mohamedi, who has created works that show a hyper-focused engagement with abstraction, and another exhibition called Finished: Thoughts left Visible, which explores the question of when a work of art is finished while looking at unfinished work by artists such as Janine Antoni and Jackson Pollock. Mohamedi's minimalist pieces add to the history of South Asian art while also expanding the narrative. The Met Breuer has said that this exhibition “is an important part of the Met's initiative to explore and present the global scope of modern and contemporary art.” The exhibition will show Mohamedi's entire career, showing more than 130 paintings, drawings, photographs, and diaries entries.