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
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Shen Wei Dance Arts' New Site-Specific Work for the American Wing,
U.S. Premiere of Philip Glass's String Quartet No. 5,
William Bolcom, Joan Morris, Robert White, and Memories of World War II, and
Steve Miller's Encore Evening of Jazz
Sam Waterston, Brian Murray, Star June 20 and 27 at the Metropolitan Museum in Staged Readings of Brenson-Duveen Drama, The Old Masters
(New York, May 5, 2011)—Simon Gray's intense drama of friendship, ethics, and doom involving two leading luminaries of the pre-World War II European art world—The Old Masters—will be revived for an exclusive, two-evenings-only staged reading at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on consecutive Mondays, June 20 and June 27, at 7 p.m.
Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation Funds Two New Galleries and Education Programs at Metropolitan Museum
Emphasis on Islamic Culture of Morocco, Spain, North Africa, and Western Mediterranean Honors Memory of Longtime Supporter
Patti Cadby Birch
Met Celebrates Senses of Springtime with Family Festival Highlighting Art and Culture from the Islamic World and the Ancient Near EastSunday, April 28, 2013
Metropolitan Museum Lectures in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
May and June 2011
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–Saturday 10–5:00, and Sunday noon–5:00.
Student discount tickets are available for some events; call 212-570-3949.
Limor Tomer Named New Concerts & Lectures General Manager at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, March 28, 2011)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the appointment of Limor Tomer as the Museum's General Manager of Concerts & Lectures, effective May 2. She currently holds the dual positions of Executive Producer for Music at radio station Classical 105.9 FM WQXR and Adjunct Curator for Performing Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. At the Metropolitan Museum, Ms. Tomer—whose prolific career in the arts encompasses more than 20 years of experience as producer, programmer, administrator, and musician—will head the renowned Concerts & Lectures series, which is in its 57th season and presents more than 200 events to the public each year.
Metropolitan Museum Adds New "Spring Break" Holiday to Roster of Met Holiday Mondays
Guitar Heroes and Other Special Exhibitions on View Monday, April 25
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Menahem Pressler & the Emerson String Quartet; Simone Dinnerstein in Recital;
Sharon Isbin & the Salomé Chamber Orchestra;
Tiempo Libre Performing from a New CD My Secret Radio;
Dan Zanes & Friends; and Nimet Habachy's Chat with Deborah Voigt
Irish Singer-Songwriter Duke Special Debuts Original Songs at Metropolitan Museum Inspired by Photographs in Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand
Irish musical sensation Duke Special will debut all-new songs on March 24, 2011, at
7 p.m. in a performance presented by Spectrum at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this concert conceived specifically for the Met, Duke Special has been inspired by the Museum's current exhibition Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, which features masterpieces of photography from the early 20th century. Duke Special's signature atmospheric sound will take listeners back to a bygone era of steam trains, tycoons, grandes dames, and artists—a world of foggy city streets and tranquil country scenes.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Chanticleer's Monteverdi, Mahler, and New Works by Mason Bates & Erika Lloyd, Pianists Paul Lewis and Jon Nakamatsu in Recital, Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, Musicians from Marlboro, Steve Ross's Tribute to Fred Astaire, and John Lithgow's Children's Program