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.
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.