March 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Phaidon Press & The Met Store Pop-Up Bookstore Collaboration

Met.jpgThe public opening last week of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's third location, The Met Breuer at 945 Madison Avenue, also occasioned the launch of a pop-up bookshop, "Phaidon x The Met Bookstore." A collaboration between Phaidon Press, a global art book publisher, and The Met Store, the museum's retail arm, the shop offers museum-goers a selection of nearly 300 titles in art, architecture, design, photography, fashion, travel, and food, as well as "an array of limited and autographed editions by Edmund de Waal, Stephen Shore, and chef Enrique Olvera" and, in the coming months, "signed copies of new monographs," according to a press release.

The pop-up bookstore will remain open through summer 2016.

Keith Fox, chief executive officer at Phaidon, remarked, "We are proud to be part of the historic milestone of the opening of The Met Breuer. The building's legacy is inspiring, and Phaidon's mission is closely aligned with this branch's cultural, aesthetic, and artistic identity. To see our beautiful books housed in the 'Phaidon x The Met Bookstore,' with its iconic window and design, is truly a dream come true."

The new museum site is named after architect Marcel Breuer, who designed the landmark building. It is meant to provide additional space for contemporary art exhibits and related events. Currently on view is a retrospective of Indian abstract artist Nasreen Mohamedi and an exhibit titled Unfinished that delves into "the question of when a work of art is finished."

Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.