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  • Early Music Exposed, A Daylong Exploration of Early Music, Celebrates the Reopening of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments with Presentations by Six Major Early Music Ensembles Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Frederick Renz Hosts Lecture-Demonstrations by the New York Historical Dance Company, Parthenia, Lionheart, Asteria, ARTEK, and Members of the Grand Tour Orchestra

  • Medieval Costume Demonstration at The Cloisters, February 28

    In a special presentation at The Cloisters museum and gardens—The Metropolitan Museum of Art's branch devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages—some 30 citizens of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) wearing historically accurate attire based on medieval designs will participate in a lecture demonstration with costume historian Desirée Koslin. The program will take place twice on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m., and will focus on 15 different costumes. Although they are of contemporary construction, each unique costume relates to a specific depiction in one of several well-known illuminated manuscripts of the 15th century. Costumes featured in the demonstration will include those that would have been worn by dukes, duchesses, ladies of the court, and merchants, as well as citizens, servants, and peasants. The costumed citizens of Nijmegen will be available for photographs by the public—taken without flash—during the intermission. The event is free with Museum admission.

    MARCH 2010

    Early Music Exposed, A Daylong Event, Celebrates the Reopening of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments, Till Fellner's Beethoven Sonata Cycle Continues with "Pathétique" and "Les Adieux," Menahem Pressler & Gautier Capuçon Perform Together, and Sweet Honey In The Rock Makes Its Museum Debut

  • Statement by The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Accident Involving Picasso's The Actor

    (New York, January 24, 2010)— An important painting by Pablo Picasso was accidentally damaged in the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday afternoon, January 22. A visitor attending a class lost her balance, falling onto Picasso's The Actor, a large, Rose-period painting that was painted in winter 1904-1905. The accident resulted in an irregular vertical tear of about six inches in length in the lower right-hand corner.

    FEBRUARY 2010

    PianoForte Continues with Peter Orth, Rafal Blechacz, and Till Fellner's Beethoven Sonata Cycle; Perlman Music Program Presents New Work by D. Edward Davis; Steve Ross and the Pacifica Quartet Return

  • Meissen Snuffbox Returned to Heirs of Munich-based Art Gallery

  • Metropolitan Museum Observes World AIDS Day on December 1

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art will observe World AIDS Day for the 21st consecutive year on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. In recognition of the devastating losses suffered by the cultural community as a result of AIDS, the Metropolitan will shroud or remove from view 15 works of art around the Museum. Stanchions in the Great Hall will acquaint visitors with the Museum's observance, and black ribbons will be tied around the flowers in the Great Hall. In addition, the Museum will lower the flags on its plaza to half-staff to symbolize the losses due to AIDS-related deaths in the art community.

  • Gallery of Late Gothic Art Reopens at The Cloisters

    Monumental Tapestry is Highlight of Multi-Year Project at Met's Northern Manhattan Branch

  • Metropolitan Museum Celebrates the Holidays by Opening on "Holiday Monday" December 28

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public on Monday, December 28 (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 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 15 (Presidents' Day), and May 31 (Memorial Day).

  • Metropolitan Museum Exhibitions Create $593 Million Economic Impact for New York

    (New York, November 23, 2009)—The Metropolitan Museum's summer 2009 opening of its New American Wing, along with the concurrent presentation of three highly acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions—Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom; Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective; and The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion—generated $593 million in spending by regional, national, and foreign tourists to New York, according to a visitor survey the Museum released today. Using the industry standard for calculating tax revenue impact, the study found that the direct tax benefit to the City and State from out-of-town visitors to the Museum totaled some $59.3 million. (Study findings are attached.)