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Metropolitan Museum Lectures
January and February 2011

For tickets, call the Concerts & Lectures Department at 212-570-3949 or visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, where updated schedules and programs (including additional lectures that are free with Museum admission) are available. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Tuesday–Saturday 10–5:00, and Sunday noon–5:00. Student discount tickets are available for some events; call 212-570-3949.

Wednesday, January 5, at 2:30 p.m.Three Russian Romantics, presented by the pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster David Dubal. These lectures, illustrated with performances by students from The Juilliard School, delve into the colorful and tragic lives of three great composers—Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. The series begins with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893: Tragedy and Romance.
Series tickets (3 Wednesdays): $60
Single tickets: $23

Wednesday, January 5, at 6 p.m. Irresistible Italy. Italy has long been alluring to Americans and to the English. The matchless monuments of ancient Rome, the sublime art of the Renaissance, and the country's enchanting scenery combined to make it virtually irresistible. Author David Garrard Lowe intertwines the magnificence of Italy with the lives of some of the Americans and English who themselves became an important part of Italy's story. The four-part series begins with Venice, Magical Metropolis: Lord Byron, Mark Twain, and John Singer Sargent.
Series tickets (4 Wednesdays): $110
Single tickets: $30

Wednesday, January 12, at 2:30 p.m. Three Russian Romantics, presented by the pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster David Dubal. These lectures, illustrated with performances by students from The Juilliard School, delve into the colorful and tragic lives of three great composers—Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. The series, which began on January 5, continues with Alexander Scriabin, 1872-1915: Mysticism and Messiah.
Series tickets (3 Wednesdays): $60
Single tickets: $23

Wednesday, January 12, at 6 p.m. Irresistible Italy. Italy has long been alluring to Americans and to the English. The matchless monuments of ancient Rome, the sublime art of the Renaissance, and the country's enchanting scenery combined to make it virtually irresistible. Author David Garrard Lowe intertwines the magnificence of Italy with the lives of some of the Americans and English who themselves became an important part of Italy's story. The four-part series, which began on January 5, continues with Florence, England in Tuscany: Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning at Casa Guidi, John Ruskin, and the Strange Sitwells.
Series tickets (4 Wednesdays): $110
Single tickets: $30

Friday, January 14, at 6 p.m. Charles Rohlfs and Fashion. Fashion designer Anna Sui is joined by Joseph Cunningham, author of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, and Andrew Bolton, Curator in The Costume Institute, for a lively discussion on how Rohlfs's work influenced her fall collection. Charles Rolfs (American, 1853-1936) produced distinctive "artistic furniture" and related objects of unusually inventive forms and imaginative carving that combined many influences, from the abstract naturalism of Art Nouveau to the bold forms of the Arts and Crafts movement. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, on view at the Metropolitan Museum through January 23.

The exhibition was made possible by Alamo Rent A Car. Additional support is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

The exhibition was organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Chipstone Foundation, and American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation.
Single tickets: $25

Wednesday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m. Three Russian Romantics, presented by the pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster David Dubal. These lectures, illustrated with performances by students from The Juilliard School, delve into the colorful and tragic lives of three great composers—Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. The series, which began on January 5, concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873-1943: The Last Golden Rays of Romanticism.
Series tickets (3 Wednesdays): $60
Single tickets: $23

Wednesday, January 19, at 6 p.m. Irresistible Italy. Italy has long been alluring to Americans and to the English. The matchless monuments of ancient Rome, the sublime art of the Renaissance, and the country's enchanting scenery combined to make it virtually irresistible. Author David Garrard Lowe intertwines the magnificence of Italy with the lives of some of those Americans and English who themselves became an important part of Italy's story. The four-part series, which began on January 5, continues with Rome, City of Memory: The Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, and John Keats.
Series tickets (4 Wednesdays): $110
Single tickets: $30

Wednesday, January 26, at 6 p.m. Irresistible Italy. Italy has long been alluring to Americans and to the English. The matchless monuments of ancient Rome, the sublime art of the Renaissance, and the country's enchanting scenery combined to make it virtually irresistible. Author David Garrard Lowe intertwines the magnificence of Italy with the lives of some of the Americans and English who themselves became an important part of Italy's story. The four-part series, which began on January 5, concludes with Naples, Royal Capital of the South: Baroque Churches, Incomparable Music, and Admiral Horatio Nelson.
Series tickets (4 Wednesdays): $110
Single tickets: $30

Friday, February 4, at 6 p.m. New York's Beaux-Arts Architects Shape the 20th Century, presented by architectural historian Barry Lewis. Beaux-Arts-trained—or influenced—New York designers tackled every modern architectural challenge of the early 20th century. This lecture will illustrate how New York architects took the Renaissance neoclassical tradition and retooled it brilliantly for the mass society of the time.
Tickets: $25

Note: All ticketed lectures include entrance to the Metropolitan Museum's galleries, including The Cloisters museum and gardens, on the day of the event.

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