The largest art museum in the Americas prepared to celebrate its 150th birthday with a treasure trove of landmark exhibitions. But when COVID-19 struck, the world shut down and, for the first time in its history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed its doors. While facing financial losses and a battle to protect artistic treasures, the institution made history in ways no one could have predicted.
Watch Inside the Met, tonight at 8pm on GBH 2.
Credit: Courtesy of Eddie Knox/© Oxford Films, 2021