Former MMA director Thomas Hoving has died

Thomas Hoving, the former director (1967-77) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has died.   He transformed the museum by, among other things, introducing the “blockbuster” show.   The King Tut exhibit was the first of such shows, now a staple in museum exhibition calendars.  Mr. Hoving was only 35 when he took over as the director of the Met.  Read the full NY Times obituary here.

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