World of Khubilai Khan and Other Special Exhibitions Open for Columbus Day
Monday, October 11
(New York, October 7, 2010)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art's next upcoming Holiday Monday—Columbus Day, October 11—will give visitors a special opportunity to view such new and popular fall exhibitions as The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty and to spend time in the Museum's encyclopedic collections galleries. The Metropolitan Museum announced today that April 25, 2011—the Monday when many schools will be closed for spring break—has just been added to the roster of Met Holiday Mondays for the coming year.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Gabriela Montero and Gautier Capuçon Play Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev,
New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Program Features Lindberg & Grisey Premieres,
Pianist Alessio Bax Makes His New York Recital Debut,
Patti Smith Riffs on Khubilai Khan,
Concerts Feature Music from Philippines & Mexico, and A Chanticleer Christmas
Wendy Lesser, Author of a Soon-to-be-Released Biography of Dmitri Shostakovich, to Host Pre-Concert Conversations for Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich String Quartet Concerts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Beginning October 23
Wendy Lesser, author of the book Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets, to be published by Yale University Press in March 2011, will host pre-concert conversations before each of the four performances in the Pacifica Quartet's Shostakovich string quartet cycle, part of the Metropolitan Museum Concerts' 2010-2011 season.
¡Fiesta! at Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Full Day of Programs and Performances
¡Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Culture, will be presented on September 25, 2010 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Museum's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and its Education Department. ¡Fiesta! is the Metropolitan's first Museum-wide, all-day event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and it features programs for all ages from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. ¡Fiesta! offers visitors art-making activities, talks, Museum tours, music and dance performances, films, and many more engaging programs related to Latin American art from the Metropolitan Museum's collection. Nearly all the ¡Fiesta! programs are free with Museum admission.
Hamilton E. James Named Elective Trustee at Metropolitan Museum
Hamilton ("Tony") E. James, the president and chief operating officer of The Blackstone Group, 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. The election took place at the September 14 meeting of the Board.
"First Person: Seeing America"
Combines Images from the Photographic Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Music from Ensemble Galilei and Narration by Neal Conan and Lily Knight Saturday, October 16, 2010
The strings, winds, and percussion group Ensemble Galilei, narrator Neal Conan of NPR, and actress Lily Knight collaborate to present "First Person: Seeing America," a program combining words and music with iconic images from the Photographic Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of the Metropolitan Museum Concerts series on Saturday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Candace K. Beinecke Named Elective Trustee at Metropolitan Museum
The election of Candace K. Beinecke to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. Ms. Beinecke's election took place at the September 14 meeting of the Board.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
Pacifica Quartet Launches Its Shostakovich Cycle;
Till Fellner Concludes Beethoven Sonata Series;
Ensemble Galilei Offers Program of Words, Music & Images from Met Museum's
Photographic Collection; David Kadouch Kicks Off Season's Piano Forte Series, and More
Next "Met Holiday Monday" on Labor Day, September 6
Last Chance to See Tutankhamun's Funeral; Additional Viewing Opportunity for Popular Summer Exhibitions