Metropolitan Museum and Egyptian Government Announce Initiative to Recognize Egypt's Title to 19 Objects Originally from Tutankhamun's Tomb
(New York, November 10, 2010)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, announced jointly today that, effective immediately, the Museum will acknowledge Egypt's title to 19 ancient Egyptian objects in its collection since early in the 20th century. All of these small-scale objects, which range from study samples to a three-quarter-inch-high bronze dog and a sphinx bracelet-element, can be attributed with certainty to Tutankhamun's tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. The Museum initiated this formal acknowledgment after renewed, in-depth research by two of its curators substantiated the history of the objects.
Metropolitan Museum to Undertake Major Redesign and Reconstruction of its Fifth Avenue Outdoor Plaza and Fountains
Retains Landscape Architect OLIN Studio to Lead Effort
Metropolitan Museum Lectures
November and December 2010
Wednesday, November 3, at 11 a.m. – Art History 201: Masterpieces of World Art, Era of Impressionism. This series, presented by Janetta Rebold Benton, Pace University Distinguished Professor of Art History, offers insight into global masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and painting created from prehistory to our own day. This fall, the artistic styles known as Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Art Nouveau in Western Europe (approximately 1800 to 1900) are studied and compared with contemporaneous creations throughout the world. The six-part series, which began on October 6, continues with Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh and Gauguin; Menier Chocolate Factory in England and Eiffel Tower in France; Oceanic Art; Puebla Ceramics; and Architecture of H. H. Richardson in New England.
Single tickets: $25
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Program Features World & U.S. Premieres,
Pacifica Quartet Continues Its Shostakovich Project,Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert Performs Beethoven, Berio, and Gideon Klein,Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap and Song Stylist Sandy Stewart – Mother & Son – Perform, and Christmas Concerts Feature Chanticleer, Anonymous 4, Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian, Lionheart, and Burning River Brass
World of Khubilai Khan and Other Special Exhibitions Open for Columbus Day
Monday, October 11
(New York, October 7, 2010)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art's next upcoming Holiday Monday—Columbus Day, October 11—will give visitors a special opportunity to view such new and popular fall exhibitions as The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty and to spend time in the Museum's encyclopedic collections galleries. The Metropolitan Museum announced today that April 25, 2011—the Monday when many schools will be closed for spring break—has just been added to the roster of Met Holiday Mondays for the coming year.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Gabriela Montero and Gautier Capuçon Play Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev,
New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Program Features Lindberg & Grisey Premieres,
Pianist Alessio Bax Makes His New York Recital Debut,
Patti Smith Riffs on Khubilai Khan,
Concerts Feature Music from Philippines & Mexico, and A Chanticleer Christmas
Wendy Lesser, Author of a Soon-to-be-Released Biography of Dmitri Shostakovich, to Host Pre-Concert Conversations for Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich String Quartet Concerts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Beginning October 23
Wendy Lesser, author of the book Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets, to be published by Yale University Press in March 2011, will host pre-concert conversations before each of the four performances in the Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich string quartet cycle, part of the Metropolitan Museum Concerts' 2010-2011 season.
¡Fiesta! at Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Full Day of Programs and Performances
¡Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Culture, will be presented on September 25, 2010 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Museum's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and its Education Department. ¡Fiesta! is the Metropolitan's first Museum-wide, all-day event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and it features programs for all ages from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. ¡Fiesta! offers visitors art-making activities, talks, Museum tours, music and dance performances, films, and many more engaging programs related to Latin American art from the Metropolitan Museum's collection. Nearly all the ¡Fiesta! programs are free with Museum admission.
Hamilton E. James Named Elective Trustee at Metropolitan Museum
Hamilton ("Tony") E. James, the president and chief operating officer of The Blackstone Group, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. The election took place at the September 14 meeting of the Board.
"First Person: Seeing America"
Combines Images from the Photographic Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Music from Ensemble Galilei and Narration by Neal Conan and Lily Knight Saturday, October 16, 2010
The strings, winds, and percussion group Ensemble Galilei, narrator Neal Conan of NPR, and actress Lily Knight collaborate to present "First Person: Seeing America," a program combining words and music with iconic images from the Photographic Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of the Metropolitan Museum Concerts series on Saturday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m.