As the Metropolitan Museum of Art is set to reopen on August 29, many patrons and art lovers are looking forward to the museum’s new exhibits. Jacob Lawrence: An American Struggle features a series of 60 12x16-inch paintings that depict the struggles involved in building and maintaining a democratic nation. This series was painted during the Cold War and the Red Scare, and was also informed by Civil Rights events.
Also opening is a series called Making the Met, 1870-2020, which will celebrate the museum’s 150th anniversary through more than 250 works of art. Additionally, visitors to the rooftop will be able to enjoy The Roof Garden Commission, designed and installed by Hector Zamora, a Mexican artist known for works that engage public spaces.