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Met Announces Mexican as 1st Female Architect for Wing

The exterior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York appears on March 19, 2013.Mexican architect Frida Escobedo will be the first woman to design a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the museum said in a statement Monday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
The exterior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York appears on March 19, 2013.Mexican architect Frida Escobedo will be the first woman to design a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the museum said in a statement Monday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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Mexico City (AP) -- New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that a Mexican architect has been chosen as the first woman to design a wing at The Met, as the museum is known.

The Met said in a statement Monday that Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has been selected to design the renovation of The Met’s modern and contemporary galleries, known as the Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Wing.