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  • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM INAUGURATES VIRTUAL REALITY ON WEB SITE

    The Web site of The Metropolitan Museum of Art — www.metmuseum.org — now offers unprecedented access to six of the Museum's historic American period rooms, through state-of-the-art Virtual Reality technology that allows online visitors to "tour" the rooms through all-inclusive, three dimensional views. The six rooms — which are on permanent view in the Metropolitan Museum's American Wing, installed with some of the finest American decorative art objects in the collection — date from the 17th to the 20th century, from the living hall of a pre-1674 home from Ipswich, Massachusetts, to a Frank Lloyd Wright living room from Wayzata, Minnesota (1912–14). The online presentation of the rooms offers views of the rooms as well as extensive historical and contextual information about the architecture, furniture and decorative objects, and interior decoration of each, provided by The American Wing's curatorial staff.

  • CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM APRIL 30

    Four of the world's foremost educational and cultural leaders will discuss the impact and implications of the technological advances of our time in a roundtable discussion — Culture and Technology: Present and Future — to take place in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Monday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m.

  • ASHTON HAWKINS, MET'S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TO RETIRE AFTER 32 YEARS AT MUSEUM

    (New York, February 13, 2001)—Ashton Hawkins, who served The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 19 years as Secretary and Counsel, and then for 13 years more as Executive Vice President and Counsel to the Trustees, will retire from the Museum at the end of this month after a career in which he was a pioneer in the field of art law.

  • Metropolitan Museum Opens Galleries, Exhibitions for Presidents' Day, February 16

    (New York, February 4, 2004) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's recently inaugurated and highly popular "Holiday Mondays" program will continue February 16 with the opening of the Museum's galleries and exhibitions to the public on Presidents' Day.

  • MORRISON H. HECKSCHER NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN WING AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    (New York, January 9, 2001) — Morrison H. Heckscher, who has served for more than 30 years in key curatorial positions in The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was today named Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of The American Wing, it was announced by Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan.

  • JOHN K. HOWAT TO RETIRE AS CHAIRMAN OF DEPARTMENTS OF AMERICAN ART AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    (December 12, 2000)—John K. Howat, the longtime Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the Departments of American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has announced his plans to retire from the Museum effective March 1, it was reported today by Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan.

  • Leon Black Elected a Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Leon D. Black has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by the Museum's Chairman, James R. Houghton. Mr. Black's election took place at the November 14 meeting of the Board.

  • JAMES C. Y. WATT NAMED CHAIRMAN OF DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN ART AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    (New York, June 14, 2000) — James C. Y. Watt, the longtime Brooke Russell Astor Senior Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and one of the world's most respected authorities on Chinese art, has been named Brooke Russell Astor Chairman of the Museum's Department of Asian Art, effective July 1.

  • HAROLD KODA NAMED NEW CURATOR-IN-CHARGE OF THE COSTUME INSTITUTE AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    (New York, June 14, 2000) — Harold Koda, who served for four years during the 1990s as Associate Curator of The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will rejoin the Museum as Curator-in-Charge of the Costume Institute effective November 6, it was announced today by Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan.

  • THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART TO OPEN LAS VEGAS STORE AT DESERT PASSAGE

    (New York, NY, June 5, 2001)— The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store – renowned for its gifts and reproductions – debuted in Las Vegas June 4 in a new location at Desert Passage at the Aladdin Resort & Casino.