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.