The Met announced a reorganization through the New York Times today that puts Contemporary art on an equal footing and allows the museum to hire a prominent curator, Sheena Wagstaff, from the Tate Modern in London as the institution expands:
Ms. Wagstaff’s appointment was approved by the Met’s board on Tuesday afternoon. It comes as the institution prepares to take over the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s Marcel Breuer building, at Madison Avenue and 75th Street, in 2015, when the Whitney opens its new museum in the meatpacking district of Manhattan. The Met plans to use this Breuer landmark as an outpost for Modern and contemporary art while it renovates its existing Modern and contemporary art galleries.
Met Gears Up to Be a Major Player in Contemporary Art (New York Times)