Islamic Art Exhibit Reopens At Met After Eight Years, Flickr: Alexia Boulot

The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must for anyone with flights to New York and now it just got a little more hoopla to the hype.


Tuesday marked the reopening of the art museum’s Islamic art collection. It’s the first time the exhibit has been open since 2003.


According to the Huffington Post report, it’s undergone $40 million worth of renovation and expansion work.


The space also has a new moniker: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia.


It covers nearly 20,000 square feet, nearly a third of the size bigger before it was renovated.

 

Photo: Alexia Boulot

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