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.
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.
Spring and Summer Attractions in the Gardens at The Cloisters
Garden Days—an annual weekend of programming devoted to the acclaimed and popular plantings at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens—will take place on June 4 and 5. Many of the herbs and flowers in the three enclosed gardens at The Cloisters—the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—are at their peak in late spring and early summer. Located on a hilltop in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, The Cloisters museum and gardens enjoy an unparalleled view of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades from several vantage points.
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.
Shen Wei Dance Arts to Create a Site-Specific Dance Work in The Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art June 6 & 13, 2011
The Metropolitan Museum's First Site-Specific Dance Work