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Met Museum Presents Free Events Complementing the Exhibition Regarding Warhol September 2012

* Kalup Linzy's "Warhol Cabaret"
* Patti Smith Live Audio Webcast

Met Museum Presents, the Metropolitan Museum’s newly renamed and reconceived series of performances and talks, offers interpretations of and reflections on the Museum’s collection, special exhibitions, and tradition through the work of some of today’s most celebrated composers and performing artists. In addition to talks by the Met’s extraordinary curators, conservators, and educators, the wide-ranging 2012-13 season of performances features Warhol Today, events complementing the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years; Framing Beethoven, the string quartets performed by the Endellion Quartet and talks on the composer; The Sau Wing Lam Collection of Violins played by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra; jazz great Charles Lloyd, rock legend Patti Smith, Bill T. Jones, Fareed Zakaria, David Linley, and more. www.metmuseum.org/tickets

Among the series offerings this fall are performances—free with Museum admission—by a prominent visual/performing artist and a live webcast of a singular concert by a rock icon:

Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. in the Petrie Court Café
Warhol Cabaret in the Petrie Court Café: Kalup Linzy’s “Introducing Kaye”
In the lead-up to the opening of Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, the Met’s Petrie Court Café will be transformed into “Warhol Cabaret,” featuring Kalup Linzy. Linzy, whose video work appears in the Regarding Warhol exhibition, will perform original songs, as well as covers, against a video backdrop, introducing his new, emerging persona: The Artist Kaye. Linzy’s sharp-witted, mercurial stage presence channels the creative sizzle and edginess of Warhol’s multimodal portraiture. 
    This event is part of Warhol Today, a series of concerts, talks, and tours extending Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, an exhibition exploring Andy Warhol’s dominating influence not only in the visual realm but also in performance, media, and pop culture.  The exhibition is on view September 18—December 31, 2012.  
    The exhibition is made possible by Morgan Stanley. 
    Additional support is provided by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund and The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation. 
    Concert and Lectures programs are made possible by Campbell Soup Company. 
    The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and
the Humanities. 
    In a multidisciplinary practice that includes videos, performances, and music, Kalup Linzy creates satirical narratives inspired by television soap operas, telenovelas, and Hollywood melodramas. Kalup Linzy biography
Free with Museum admission

Friday, September 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith on Andy Warhol’s World—Live Audio Stream
Rock legend and Met Museum favorite Patti Smith and her daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, pay tribute to Andy Warhol, her fellow traveler on the cutting edge of the New York art and music scene in the 1970s. 
    The event is sold out, but a live audio stream will be available from the Metropolitan Museum website. Log on to the event page for details. 
    This event is part of Warhol Today, a series of concerts, talks, and tours extending Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, an exhibition exploring Andy Warhol’s dominating influence not only in the visual realm but also in performance, media, and pop culture.  The exhibition is on view September 18—December 31, 2012.  
    The exhibition is made possible by Morgan Stanley. 
    Additional support is provided by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund and The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation. 
    Concert and Lectures programs are made possible by Campbell Soup Company.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and
the Humanities. 
    As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City punk scene, Patti Smith has been sharing her unique blend of poetic rock and roll with the public for over a quarter of a century.  www.pattismith.net

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September 12, 2012

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