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  • Metropolitan Museum Lectures in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
    March and April 2010

    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.

  • Jennifer Russell to Rejoin Metropolitan Museum As Associate Director for Exhibitions

    (New York, March 10, 2010)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Jennifer Russell will return to the Museum as Associate Director for Exhibitions. She is currently Senior Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Collections, and Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She had worked at the Metropolitan Museum as Associate Director for Administration from 1993 to 1996, and will rejoin the Museum in her new role effective April 26. She was formally elected at the March 9 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  • Metropolitan Museum Concerts
    April 2010

    The New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! Features Alan Gilbert and Thomas Hampson, Chanticleer Performs a Program of Music from Plainchant to Chen Yi, Pianist Paul Lewis Performs His Only New York Recital of the Season, and Dianne Reeves Makes a Return to the Met

  • The Honorable W. L. Lyons Brown, Jr., Elected an Honorary Trustee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (New York—March 9, 2010) The Honorable William Lee Lyons Brown, Jr., former Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Austria, has been elected an Honorary Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. The election took place at the March 9 meeting of the Board.

  • Pianist Menahem Pressler, Age 86, and Cellist Gautier Capucon, Age 28, Who Perform Together in Recital at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 7:00 PM, Offer Words About Each Other

    As part of Presenting Menahem Pressler, a 2009-2010 series featuring the legendary pianist in three chamber programs, the 86-year-old Pressler will join forces with the 28-year-old cellist Gautier Capuçon for a joint recital.

  • André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments Reopen March 2 at Metropolitan Museum

    After an eight-month hiatus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens its André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments on March 2, featuring a refreshed and reinstalled presentation of its renowned collection of Western musical instruments.

  • Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

    (New York, February 19, 2010)—A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of 20 silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Galleries for Greek and Roman Art as part of an ongoing exchange of antiquities between the Republic of Italy and the Museum.

  • 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.)

    NOVEMBER 2009

    Haydn Trio Eisenstadt Performs Haydn and Two U.S. Premieres, Steve Ross and Lesley Gore Make Return Appearances at the Museum, Paula Robison Performs Music from the Time of Watteau, and Chanticleer Begins Its Run of Christmas Concerts


    (New York, November 10, 2009)—Denis P. Kelleher has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art representing the Borough of Staten Island, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. The election took place at the November 10 meeting of the Board.

    DECEMBER 2009

    The New York Philharmonic CONTACT Series Begins, MMArtists in Concert Performs, and Christmas Concerts Feature Chanticleer, Lionheart, Burning River Brass, Quartetto Gelato, and Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian Baptist Church