Metropolitan Museum startet neues interaktives Web-Feature "Ein Met. Zahllose Welten." in 11 Sprachen
P.S. Art 2010 Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum
Juried Display of Art by NYC Public School Students on View
Exceptional works of art by 70 New York City public school students, ages four through 20, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for two months this summer through P.S. Art, a collaborative program between the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc. The juried exhibition P.S. Art 2010: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will open for special viewing by the public beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, for participants in the Museum Mile Festival, and will remain on view through August 8.
June 8 Events at Met Museum: P.S. Art Opening, Museum Mile, and Cool Culture
WHAT: Three photo ops/one evening:
Le Metropolitan Museum lance une nouvelle fonction interactive en onze langues sur Internet: Un Met. Des Mondes.
متحف المتروبوليتان للفنون (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) يُطلق تطبيقًا تفاعليًّا جديدًا على الشبكة "METحف واحد، عوالم كثيرة" (One Met. Many Worlds) بإحدى عشرة لغة.
Metropolitan Museum Partners with Berg Publishers to Make Costume Institute Images Available
(New York, June 2, 2010) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has entered a partnership with Berg Publishers, the leading academic and reference imprint owned by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, to enable more than 2,000 images of The Costume Institute's collection to be made available through the Berg Fashion Library, a new online resource launching in late June 2010.
Metropolitan Museum Announces Departure of Concerts & Lectures General Manager Hilde Limondjian
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that Hilde Limondjian, who has been the General Manager of its Concerts & Lectures series since 1969, will step down from the position on June 30, 2010, at the conclusion of the series' 56th season. Ms. Limondjian has programmed 41 seasons of music and lectures – more than 9,000 events – at the Metropolitan Museum that comprise not only the oldest continually offered major concert series in New York, but one of the most esteemed.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces 2010-2011 Concert Season
57th Season Features Acclaimed PianoForte Recitals;
New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Series;
Pacifica Quartet's Season of Shostakovich;
Music from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and the Philippines;
Itzhak Perlman, Chanticleer, Sharon Isbin, Patti Smith, Judy Collins,
Christine Ebersole, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and More
Spring and Summer Attractions in the Gardens at The Cloisters
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.
Metropolitan Museum Announces New Schedule of "Met Holiday Mondays"
(New York, May 10, 2010) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the schedule for the next seven Met Holiday Mondays—extra public viewing days that take place on the Mondays of major holiday weekends, when historically the Museum has been closed. A different selection of exhibitions will be open on each Met Holiday Monday. The Metropolitan's public cafeteria and several of the gift shops in the main building will be open on all of these special viewing days.
LONDON TO NEW YORK VIA...ICELAND?
PIANIST PAUL LEWIS IS TRYING TO GET TO NEW YORK SO THE SHOW CAN GO ON AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ON SATURDAY, APRIL 24
English pianist Paul Lewis has a recital to perform this Saturday, April 24, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But the Tuesday flight he had booked from London to New York was canceled because of the spreading ash cloud from Iceland's volcanic eruption, and the best he could do to reschedule was standby on Saturday, the day of the concert.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
A Gaggle of Pianists: Alexei Volodin with Members of the New York Philharmonic,
Nikolai Lugansky Rounding Out the PianoForte Series, and The 5 Browns –
Also, a Chat with Renée Fleming, and a Performance by Dan Zanes & Friends
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
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.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM CONCERTS
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.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM CONCERTS
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.)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM CONCERTS
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
DENIS P. KELLEHER ELECTED A TRUSTEE AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
(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.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM CONCERTS
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
Istanbul-Based Vehbi Koç Foundation Funds New Galleries for Ottoman Art at Metropolitan Museum
(New York—November 6, 2009) In recognition of a generous gift of $10 million from the Istanbul-based Vehbi Koç Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the designation of two new galleries for Ottoman Art as the
Koç Family Galleries. To be part of the Museum's galleries for the art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia, scheduled to open in 2011, the two galleries will display works created within the borders of the Ottoman Empire between the early 14th and early 20th centuries.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns a Granite Fragment to Egypt
Fragment had been on loan and was recently identified as belonging to a larger work in Karnak
"Watteau and Words: A Reading of French Poetry" by Philippe de Montebello at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and currently the Fiske Kimball Professor in the History of Culture and Museums, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, returns to the Museum for his first public appearance there since last fall, to offer "Watteau and Words: A Reading of French Poetry" on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in conjunction with Watteau, Music, and Theater, an exhibition presented in honor of Mr. de Montebello, who stepped down from his 31-year directorship of the Museum on December 31, 2008.
American Stories Exhibition to Open on Columbus Day "Met Holiday Monday"
The public's first opportunity to visit the landmark exhibition American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be October 12 (Columbus Day), the next "Met Holiday Monday." Met Holiday Mondays are extra public viewing days that take place on the Mondays of major holiday weekends, when historically the Museum has been closed.
"The Enchantress of Florence: A Conversation With Salman Rushdie" on Visual Imagary in his Recent Novel at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.
Salman Rushdie's latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, brings together Florentine Italy and Mughal India, and the cultures that lie between them, in a tale that has been described as a "sumptuous mixture of history and fable." On Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concerts & Lectures series will present a conversation with the author and three art historians – Carmen Bambach, Curator of Drawings and Prints, and Navina Haidar Haykel, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, both of the Museum; and David Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History at Harvard University – to explore major themes and visual imagery in his novel.
Painting in Metropolitan Museum's Collection Reattributed to Spanish Master Velázquez
(New York, September 9, 2009)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a technical examination and cleaning of one of its paintings, formerly ascribed to the workshop of Velázquez, has revealed an autograph work by the great 17th-century Spanish master himself. Velázquez is among the most admired Old Master painters, and his work rarely enters the market. The rehabilitation of this picture thus represents a major "new" acquisition for the Museum, which possesses the finest collection of works by the master in America.
Alejandro Santo Domingo Elected a Trustee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York, September 8, 2009)—Alejandro Santo Domingo 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. Santo Domingo's election took place at the September 8 meeting of the Board.
Director Thomas P. Campbell Announces New Senior Staff Appointments at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, September 8, 2009)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced four major senior staff appointments:
Carrie Rebora Barratt Named Associate Director for Collections and Administration at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, September 1, 2009)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that he has named Carrie Rebora Barratt to the position of Associate Director for Collections and Administration, effective immediately. She was formally elected by the Board of Trustees at their September 8 meeting. Most recently, she has been a Curator in the Metropolitan Museum's Department of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Manager of The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art.
Sheila R. Canby Elected to Head Metropolitan Museum's Department of Islamic Art
New York, September 8, 2009)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Sheila R. Canby will become the Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Museum's Department of Islamic Art, effective October 26, 2009. Her election took place at the September 8 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Peggy Fogelman Elected to Lead Metropolitan Museum's Educational Programs and Initiatives
(New York, September 8, 2009)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Peggy Fogelman will join the Museum as the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education on October 26, 2009. Ms. Fogelman is currently Director of Education and Interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. She will succeed Kent Lydecker, who retired from the Museum in December. Ms. Fogelman was elected at the September 8 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Keith Christiansen to Chair European Paintings Department at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, September 8, 2009)—Keith Christiansen, the Jayne Wrightsman Curator of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1989 and a member of the Museum's curatorial staff since 1977, has been elected John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings, it was announced today by the Metropolitan Museum's Director, Thomas P. Campbell. He will replace Everett Fahy, who retired in June, effective immediately. The election took place at the September 8 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Recipients of 2009-2010 Fellowships for Research, Travel, and Study
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a group of 51 fellows, which consists of graduate students and scholars from the United States and around the world. The fellows will undertake study and research projects, either at the Museum or abroad, for periods ranging from three months to one year, most of them beginning in September 2009.
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Fund New Gallery for Persian Art at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, June 11, 2009)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that a new gallery dedicated to Safavid and Later Persian Art (1500-1924) has been designated the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Gallery. It is one of a suite of exhibition spaces—the Galleries for the Arts of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia—that are overseen by the Museum's Department of Islamic Art and are scheduled to open in 2011. In addition to funding the gallery naming, Mr. and Mrs. Mossavar-Rahmani's significant grant will fund the publication of a catalogue on the entire collection of the Department of Islamic Art and an endowment to support educational programming on Iranian art – all part of the overall project of $50 million including capital and endowment.
New American Wing Galleries
When The Charles Engelhard Court—the grand, light-filled pavilion that has long served as the formal entrance to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing—reopens this spring after two years of construction and renovation, the Museum's unparalleled collections of American ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, architectural elements, silver, pewter, glass, and jewelry will finally be seen in all their glory. So, too, will its early American rooms—12 of the Met's historic interiors, mostly from the colonial period, located on three floors of the wing's historic core—that have been reordered, renovated, and reinterpreted. The popular American Wing Café will also reopen in its previous location on the park side of the court. The opening of the galleries marks the completion of the second part (begun in May 2007) of a project to reconfigure, renovate, or upgrade nearly every section of The American Wing by 2011.
Message from James R. Houghton, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - February 2009
(February 2009)—A special message from Board of Trustees Chairman James R. Houghton regarding the Museum's continued commitment to its mission during the ongoing global fiscal crisis: Message from James R. Houghton (PDF)
Esteemed Photographer Helen Levitt Honored with Endowment Fund and Promised Gift of Photographs to Metropolitan Museum
(New York—April 23, 2009) The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today a new endowment fund and promised gift of artwork in memory of the great American street photographer Helen Levitt, who died on March 29, 2009, at the age of 95. The Helen Levitt Memorial Fund has been established through a generous planned gift of the artist's sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert O. Levitt, and will support the Museum's acquisition of photographs by Helen Levitt and other mid-20th-century American photographers working in her tradition. Mrs. Robert O. Levitt has also made a promised gift to the Metropolitan Museum of 12 of the artist's photographs.