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  • Metropolitan Museum Celebrates the Holidays by Opening on "Holiday Monday" December 29

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public on Monday, December 29 (the Monday between Christmas and New Year's Day), as part of the Museum's popular "Holiday Mondays" program. The Museum will open the doors of its main building this winter and spring on three additional major Monday holidays: January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 16 (Presidents' Day), and May 25 (Memorial Day).


    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–Thursday 10–5:00, Friday and Saturday 10–7:00, and Sunday noon–5:00. Student discount tickets are available for some events; call 212-570-3949.

  • Brooklyn Museum Announces Landmark Costume Collection Partnership with Metropolitan Museum

    (New York, December 16, 2008)—The Brooklyn Museum announced today a landmark collection-sharing partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/press/ (PDF)

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  • Medieval Europe Celebrated in Northern Manhattan in November

    For the month of November, two unique institutions located in northern Manhattan's historic Fort Tryon Park—The Cloisters museum and gardens and the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar—will join together in an innovative partnership to offer a "total medieval experience" that starts with a museum visit in the afternoon and ends with dinner or begins with lunch at the New Leaf and follows with a tour of The Cloisters. The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the only museum in the United States devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. The New Leaf, a venture of Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project (NYRP), features seasonal specialties made from locally grown ingredients.

  • David H. Koch Elected a Trustee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (New York, November 13, 2008)—David H. Koch has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. Mr. Koch's election took place at the November 12 meeting of the Board.

  • Metropolitan Museum Audio Guide Introduces Costume: The Art of Dress Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker

    Audio Tour Organized by The Costume Institute Highlights Historical Fashion Depicted in the Met's Collections

  • Costume Institute Collection Database Available on Metropolitan Museum Website

    Information on More than 29,000 Objects in Preeminent Costume Collection Available Online

  • Endowment Ensures Continuation and Growth of Met Museum's Online Timeline of Art History

    A generous grant from the family of Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn, through New Tamarind Foundation and Zodiac Fund, will ensure the further growth and development of the Timeline of Art History, a major, evolving feature of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. This landmark gift is the first endowment to be dedicated to support of an online resource at the Metropolitan Museum. The Timeline, which can be found on the Museum's website at www.metmuseum.org/toah and which has more than 30,000 visitors daily, is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, illustrated principally by the Metropolitan Museum's encyclopedic collection.

  • Thomas P. Campbell Named Next Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (New York, September 9, 2008)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Thomas P. Campbell – an accomplished curator with a specialty in European tapestry who has worked at the Museum since 1995 – has been elected its next Director and CEO, succeeding Philippe de Montebello, who announced in January his intention to retire from the Metropolitan Museum at the end of this year. Mr. Campbell, who organized the groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibitions Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002) and Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor (2007), is currently Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts as well as Supervising Curator of the Museum's Antonio Ratti Textile Center. He was elected at today's meeting of the Board of Trustees and will assume the directorship of the Metropolitan Museum on January 1, 2009.

  • Metropolitan Museum Concerts 2008-2009 Season Opens with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Joined by Metropolitan Museum Director Philippe De Montebello and Pianists Orion Weiss and Inon Barnatan Performing Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals

    To mark both the opening of the 55th anniversary season of the Metropolitan Museum Concerts series and Philippe de Montebello's valedictory year as Metropolitan Museum Director, the Museum will present a concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra that features a performance of Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals with Philippe de Montebello reading the Ogden Nash verses as narrator, and pianists Orion Weiss and Inon Barnatan as soloists. Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 10 for Strings in B Minor; and Mozart's Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, complete the program, which takes place in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

  • Metropolitan Museum Concerts in October 2008

    The Season's PianoForte Series Launches with Rafal Blechacz and Marc-André Hamelin, Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Program Continue Into a Second Concert Season, Menahem Pressler and Richard Stoltzman Perform Together, Lesley Gore Makes Her Metropolitan Museum Debut, Music from Mali, Spain, and Turkey Takes the Stage, and James Conlon Talks About the Life of a Conductor

  • Metropolitan Museum Announces Recipients of 2008—2009 Fellowships for Research, Travel, and Study

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a group of 50 fellows, who consist of graduate students and scholars from the United States and around the world. The fellows will undertake study and research projects, either at the Metropolitan Museum or abroad, for periods ranging from two months to one year, most of them beginning in September 2008.

  • Metropolitan Museum to Open on Labor Day "Met Holiday Monday"

    Galleries, shops, and dining areas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public on September 1 (Labor Day), the next "Met Holiday Monday." This special viewing day is also the last chance for visitors to see two popular exhibitions: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, which has already had more than 400,000 visitors since it opened on May 7, and Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru.

  • Metropolitan Museum Acquires Lucas van Leyden Drawing

    (New York, July 24, 2008)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art has acquired a drawing of the Archangel Gabriel announcing the birth of Christ by the Netherlandish master Lucas van Leyden (Leyden ca. 1494 – 1533 Leyden), it was announced today. The drawing, dating to the 1520s, enters the Museum's collection through the combination of a promised gift by Leon D. and Debra R. Black and purchase by the Museum. It is now the only drawing by the artist in America.

  • Nan Rosenthal Retires and Marla Prather Joins Modern Art Department at Metropolitan Museum

    (New York, July 10, 2008)—After 15 years as Senior Consultant for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nan Rosenthal will retire on July 1, it was announced today by Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Curator in Charge of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces 2008-2009 Season of Concerts

    The 55th Season Opens With Philippe de Montebello Narrating Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Includes the Return of Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Program; Ten Pianists Including Till Fellner Launching a Beethoven Sonata Cycle; the Complete Beethoven String Quartets; the Farewell Season of the Guarneri String Quartet; Patti Smith, Richie Havens, and Lesley Gore; and Music from Mali, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey

  • Statement by The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Accident Involving Italian Terracotta Relief Sculpture by Della Robbia

    (NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art is saddened to report that late last night or early this morning, a late 15th-century glazed terracotta relief sculpture of Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), came loose from metal mounts that have long held the framed lunette securely to the wall above a doorway in its European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries. The 62-x-32-inch relief, which has been on view in its current location since 1996, fell to a stone floor and suffered some damage. Preliminary inspection indicates that the relief has not been irrevocably harmed and that it can be repaired and again presented to the public.

  • Metropolitan Museum Corporate Benefit Breaks Fundraising Record

    In recognition of his outstanding leadership in support of the arts and community enrichment, Kenneth D. Lewis, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Bank of America Corporation, was honored at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2008 Corporate Benefit on Monday, June 23.

  • Metropolitan Museum Explores Relationship of Art and Science during First Annual World Science Festival

    A variety of special programs – including lectures, gallery tours, family activities, and the inauguration of a new Audio Guide program – focusing on art and science will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 28 through June 1 as part of New York City's first annual World Science Festival.