Visitors wear masks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October. The museum’s director says the Met is considering selling art to pay for operating expenses.

Visitors wear masks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October. The museum's director says the Met is considering selling art to pay for operating expenses.

Visitors wear masks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October. The museum’s director says the Met is considering selling art to pay for operating expenses.

Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols while browsing the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)