Statement by The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Accident Involving Italian Terracotta Relief Sculpture by Della Robbia
(NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art is saddened to report that late last night or early this morning, a late 15th-century glazed terracotta relief sculpture of Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), came loose from metal mounts that have long held the framed lunette securely to the wall above a doorway in its European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries. The 62-x-32-inch relief, which has been on view in its current location since 1996, fell to a stone floor and suffered some damage. Preliminary inspection indicates that the relief has not been irrevocably harmed and that it can be repaired and again presented to the public.
Metropolitan Museum Corporate Benefit Breaks Fundraising Record
In recognition of his outstanding leadership in support of the arts and community enrichment, Kenneth D. Lewis, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Bank of America Corporation, was honored at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2008 Corporate Benefit on Monday, June 23.
Metropolitan Museum Explores Relationship of Art and Science during First Annual World Science Festival
A variety of special programs – including lectures, gallery tours, family activities, and the inauguration of a new Audio Guide program – focusing on art and science will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 28 through June 1 as part of New York City's first annual World Science Festival.
Highlights of Metropolitan Museum's American Art Collection Remain on View During American Wing Construction Project
Many of the best-known and most beloved works from the Metropolitan Museum's preeminent collection of American art will remain on view in various locations throughout the Museum for the duration of a four-year construction project – scheduled for completion in winter 2010-11. The project will reconfigure, renovate, or upgrade nearly every section of The American Wing. A major goal of the plan is to improve public access to, and visitor flow within, The American Wing's galleries.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Elected Trustee at Metropolitan Museum
Bonnie J. Sacerdote has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. The election took place at the May 13 meeting of the Board.
Monumental Khatchkar (Stone Cross) – the First on Display in a U.S. Museum – on Special Loan to Metropolitan Museum from Republic of Armenia
A monumental 12th-century Khatchkar, – a 2,000-pound, nearly 8-foot-tall block of basalt, carved on its surface with symbols of the four evangelists, a massive cross, small birds at fountains, and surrounding patterns of interlacing – is now on display in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It is on special long-term loan from the State History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan.
Das Metropolitan Museum of Art bietet seinen deutsch-sprachigen Besuchern eine Reihe von Annehmlichkeiten (German)
Audio guides, Museumspläne und Führungen durch Gallerien sind einige der Annehmlichkeiten, die das Metropolitan Museum für seine deutschsprachigen Besucher bereitstellt.
Metropolitan Museum Offers Array of Amenities to German-Speaking Visitors
Audio guide tours, a floor plan, and guided gallery tours are among the visitor amenities available to German speakers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM CONCERTS MAY 2008
Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Program, and MMArtists in Concert
Conclude Their Series, Arnold Steinhardt Plays the Bach Chaconne,
The Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival is Led by Elena Bakshirova,
and Richie Havens and Steve Ross Return to the Metropolitan Museum
Brad Kauffman Named Vice President for Merchandising at Metropolitan Museum
Brad Kauffman has been named Vice President and General Manager of Merchandise and Retail of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, effective June 2, it was announced today by Emily K. Rafferty, President of the Museum. He will assume responsibility for the management and merchandising of the Museum's shops, catalogs, wholesale, and the online Met Store (www.metmuseum.org/store).