The Evolution of Change at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

How does a curator at one of the world’s leading art museums navigate the path to change?
Todd Jick , Paul Ingram  | Winter 2012
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During his tenure as curator of the Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gary Tinterow implemented numerous initiatives that challenged the organization’s status quo. In 2011, the Met struck a deal with the Whitney Museum of American Art to lease their building once the Whitney moved to a new location. In this case, students explore the strategy Tinterow employed to help close this deal with the Whitney and the management challenges that this new opportunity presents.

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