Berlin Lends Colossal Statue of Pharaoh to
Metropolitan Museum for Ten Years
A monumental ancient Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh—probably Amenemhat II—will be lent to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Berlin’s renowned Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz for a period of ten years, beginning this month. The ten-foot-tall, nearly nine-ton, 4,000-year-old sculpture entered the Berlin museum’s collection in 1837. Because of a construction project now underway—to renovate the courtyard on Museumsinsel (Museum Island) where the artwork has most recently been displayed—the statue had to be moved, thereby providing the opportunity for this long-term loan. The sculpture will go on view in the Metropolitan’s Great Hall for approximately one year before it is moved into The Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art. The Middle Kingdom sculpture is an outstanding example of ancient Egypt’s magnificent colossal statuary, of which very few examples can be found in American museums.
Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.68 Million Attendance, Highest in 40 Years
(New York, July 21, 2011)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and gardens, is the highest recorded in 40 years. The total was more than 400,000 greater than in Fiscal Year 2010.
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Metropolitan Museum’s Main Building and Cloisters Observe Memorial Day—May 27—Final “Met Holiday Monday”
Next Met Holiday Monday on Memorial Day, May 30, Provides Additional Opportunity to Visit Highly Popular Exhibitions Alexander McQueen, Guitar Heroes, Rooms with a View
Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Mondays Announced
Metropolitan Museum Concerts Celebrate the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia
Throughout the 2011–12 season, Metropolitan Museum Concerts will present an array of events in which a diverse selection of artists will perform music from, or inspired by, the regions and cultures represented in the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, opening November 1, 2011.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces 2011-2012 Concert Season
58th Season Features Artists Ranging from Jordi Savall, Thomas Hampson,
Tenet, and the Pacifica Quartet to Angelique Kidjo, Patti Smith, and
Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Announce Collaborative Agreement for Breuer Building
(New York, May 11, 2011)—The directors of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that their boards of trustees have agreed in principle to a multiple-year collaboration projected to begin in 2015, when the Whitney opens its new museum facility on Gansevoort Street in downtown Manhattan. The Metropolitan Museum plans to present exhibitions and educational programming at the Whitney's landmark building at 945 Madison Avenue, which was designed by Marcel Breuer, for a period of eight years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for a longer term. The two museums will seek to collaborate on collections sharing, publications, and other educational activities.
Anna Wintour Becomes an Elective Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York, May 10, 2011)—Anna Wintour has been named an Elective Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. Ms. Wintour's election took place at the May 10 meeting of the Board.
Daniel Brodsky Elected to Succeed James R. Houghton as Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum's Board of Trustees
(New York, May 10, 2011)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the election of business and civic leader Daniel Brodsky, a Trustee of the institution since 2001, as its next Chairman of the Board. Mr. Brodsky will officially assume the chairmanship on September 13, when James R. Houghton retires from the post after 13 years to become a Trustee Emeritus.