Met Board of Trustees

  • Also Known As: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Board of Trustees
  • American

Architect - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Founding Trustee Richard Morris Hunt 1870
Founding Trustee Eastman Johnson 1870 1871
Founding Trustee Russell Sturgis 1870
Incorporator, trustee, and at times vice president, chairman of the law committee and member of the executive committee Joseph Hodges Choate 1870 1917

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1870/04/30 Legislature of the State of New York grants an act of incorporation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Trustees Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City Event
1886/11/15 The Met's Board of Trustees approves the establishment of the museum's first three curatorial departments: Paintings, Sculpture and Department of Casts. Trustees Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
1917/04/28 Isaac Dudley Fletcher dies at home in NYC, his mansion and 251 objects of art are bequeathed to The Met Owner Young Woman Drawing Harry F Sinclair House New York City
1919/02/11 Wallace Nutting sells the Wentworth-Gardner House to the Met in NYC. Intending to use the interiors of the residence as a background for their notable collection of Colonial furniture, the Met decided instead to preserve the structure in situ. Owner Wentworth-Gardner House Portsmouth
1925/00/00 Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires the original Cloister and most of its collection Trustees Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters New York City
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