James C. Y. Watt to Become Curator Emeritus After Decade Leading Department of Asian Art and Distinguished 25-Year Tenure at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maxwell K. Hearn to Become the Douglas Dillon Curator in Charge of the Department
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Make $10 Million Gift to Launch the Renovation of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute
(New York, January 11, 2011)—A landmark gift of $10 million to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch will support the creation of a major exhibition space within its Costume Institute. This gift will allow the Museum to proceed, beginning in 2012, with the complete renovation of its costume-related exhibition galleries, study collection, and conservation center, it was announced today by Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Museum.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts Announces
Additions to its Spring 2011 Season
• Shen Wei Dance Arts Creates Dance Inspired by Sculpture in the American Wing
Metropolitan Museum Launches Connections Series of Online Episodes Featuring Museum Staff
On January 5, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch Connections, a new online interactive feature that highlights the perspectives and insights of Museum staff on works of art in the Metropolitan's collection.
Metropolitan Museum Celebrates the Holidays by Opening on "Holiday Monday" December 27
Galleries, Exhibitions Open to the Public on Monday of
Christmas/New Year's Week
Metropolitan Museum's Exhibitions Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Stimulate $784 Million Economic Impact for City
(New York, December 14, 2010)—The Metropolitan Museum's concurrent presentation of three acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions over the summer 2010 season—Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity—generated $784 million in economic activity by regional, national, and international tourists to New York, according to a visitor survey the Museum released today. Using the industry standard for calculating tax revenue impact, the study noted that the direct tax benefit to the City and State from out-of-town visitors to the Museum totaled some $78.4 million. (Study findings below.)
Gifts Enhance Metropolitan Museum's Scholarly Activities in Cycladic and Early Greek Art
Endowment Fund to Support Lecture Series; Photo Archive to Be Made Available to Researchers
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
The PianoForte Recital Series Continues with Frederic Chiu's "Monument to Beethoven,"
Pacifica Quartet Continues Its Shostakovich Cycle,
Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert Plays Purcell, Berio, Kancheli & Beethoven,
Cirène, an Ensemble of Young New York Stars, Performs a Children's Program, and
Steve Ross Sings Noël Coward
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.
Mark Polizzotti Named Publisher & Editor in Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York, November 10, 2010)—Mark Polizzotti has been appointed Publisher and Editor in Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he will oversee all aspects of the Museum's scholarly publishing program, it was announced today by Director Thomas P. Campbell. Mr. Polizzotti is currently Director of Intellectual Property and Publisher at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He will begin work at the Metropolitan Museum on November 15.