Settlement Reached on Monet’sGarden at Argenteuil
INAUGURATION OF GELMAN GALLERIES PLACES COLLECTION OF 20TH-CENTURY TREASURES ON VIEW AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
A private collection studded with 20th-century masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Balthus, Modigliani, and more than two dozen other artists, and bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1998, goes on display at the Metropolitan with the inauguration of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Galleries on June 1. The collection – which was first shown publicly in 1989 at the Metropolitan – was amassed over a period of more than 40 years by the Gelmans. The initial selection of 47 paintings and 3 bronzes by artists of the School of Paris will include such icons as Matisse's The Young Sailor (1906), a 1906 self-portrait of Picasso that once hung in Gertrude Stein's home, Braque's The Billiard Table (1944 and 1952), Bonnard's The Dining Room at Vernonnet (1916), Vlaminck's 1906 portrait of André Derain, Dalí's Accommodations of Desire (1929), Balthus's Thérèse Dreaming (1938), and a cluster of Mirós including The Potato (1928).
Exhibition Catalogue Wins Prestigious Award
The exhibition catalogue for Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861 has been chosen as one of the prestigious Books to Remember for 2000—the first time the catalogue for an art exhibition has been so honored. Each year, 25 books receive the award by the New York Public Library.
HAROLD HOLZER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING IN RESTRUCTURING OF METROPOLITAN'S COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT
(New York, May 31, 2001)--The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced a series of organizational changes for its Communications Department, designed to reflect and encourage the department's broadened responsibilities in the area of museum-wide marketing. The changes take effect immediately.
PHILIP T. VENTURINO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
(NEW YORK, May 31, 2001)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced the appointment of Philip T. Venturino as Vice President for Facilities Management. Mr. Venturino was formally elected by the Board of Trustees at its May 8 meeting. He will assume his new post in mid-July.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES 2001-2002 SEASON OF CONCERTS & MUSIC LECTURES, INCLUDING TWO COMMISSIONS
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces its 2001-2002 season of Concerts & Lectures music events, consisting of 51 concerts and 12 music-related lectures.
Three Events in June to Celebrate William Blake Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art
In celebration of the exhibition William Blake, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Concerts & Lectures series will present three programs in June featuring, respectively, the distinguished poets Stanley Kunitz, Galway Kinnell, and Nancy Willard; poet, songwriter, and rock singer Patti Smith accompanied by guitarist Oliver Ray; and New York University professor of fine arts Robert Rosenblum.
Metropolitan Museum Announces Opening of New Café and Introduction of Audio Guides at The Cloisters
This May, two new visitor amenities—an Audio Guide and a café—are being introduced for the first time at The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art located in northern Manhattan and dedicated to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages.
ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL 'AIDA' TO BE FEATURED IN BEHIND-THE-SCENES DISCUSSION AND CONCERT ON ANCIENT EGYPT AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM MAY 7
On Monday, May 7, at 8:00 p.m., the Concerts & Lectures program of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present Aida: The Making of a Musical – a behind-the-scenes discussion about the Museum's Egyptian art collection and the inspiration for Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony® Award winning musical Aida. The discussion will be followed by a concert of songs led by the show's stars, Tony® Award winner Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, and Taylor Dayne.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW TRAVEL PROGRAMS
(New York, April 9, 2001)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today, at a Museum luncheon for the Northeast Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers, that the newly built Sea Cloud II, flagship of the Metropolitan's educational travel program, sails with a full compliment of Met friends on its inaugural cruise from Lisbon to Dartmouth, May 17 to 31, 2001.