Phaidon x The Met Bookstore is open!
Today we open our latest pop-up store at The Met Breuer - the Met's new modern and contemporary art space
The Met Breuer officially opens today with three days of talks, performances and special events, introducing New York’s gallery-goers to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new modern and contemporary art space.
We are proud to have found our place in The Met Breuer, with Phaidon x The Met Bookstore. This collaboration between Phaidon and The Met Store, the retail arm of the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the first of its type for the museum, and will augment its current offerings at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters – as well as its Rockefeller Center shop and its online store.
Phaidon x The Met Bookstore is on the fifth floor of the landmark Marcel Breuer building at 945 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, the new home to The Met's Modern and Contemporary art programming. The retail space combines a collection of Phaidon’s signature titles with The Met's award-winning publications, as well as a selection of The Met’s new logo products.
The continually updating selection of 300 books includes our art, architecture, design, photography, fashion, travel, and food titles as well as children’s books. The shop will also offer an array of limited and autographed editions by Edmund de Waal, Stephen Shore and Enrique Olvera among others. In upcoming months, the store will also offer signed copies of new monographs from Peter Marino, Sarah Sze, and Annabelle Selldorf, as well as an exclusive Met/Phaidon edition of Phaidon’s Breuer monograph. There are some beautiful Met/ Artspace print editions too, which we will be telling you more about next week.
“We are proud to be part of the historic milestone of the opening of The Met Breuer,” said Keith Fox, Chief Executive Officer at Phaidon. “The museum’s legacy is inspiring, and Phaidon’s mission is closely aligned with its 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."
Fox’s sentiments were echoed by The Met Store’s Vice President and General Manager of Merchandising and Retail, Jo Prosser said of the collaboration, who said, “we are delighted to be partnering with and have Phaidon’s support during our opening season at The Met Breuer. Our aim is to create destination stores that connect with and excite our increasingly global audience. The opportunity to focus on Modern and Contemporary at The Met Breuer made Phaidon the perfect partner for a pop-up bookstore given their comprehensive offering across a diverse range of subject matter paralleling the breadth and depth of The Met’s collection. ”
Phaidon x The Met Bookstore will feature James Irvine-designed fixtures and include a reading and browsing lounge with customized Herman Miller seating. It will remain open throughout the museum’s inaugural season of programming within the space, and all purchases support The Met's collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art.