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Metropolitan Museum Reached 5.24 Million Annual Attendance, Highest Since 2001, at End of Fiscal Year

Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art reached 5,240,000 visitors during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. This is the first year since 2001 that attendance at the Metropolitan exceeded five million. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and gardens, ranks among the highest in its entire 130-year history.

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P.S. Art 2010 at the Met: Celebrating the Creativity of New York City Kids

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Exceptional works of art by sixty-nine New York City public school students, ages four to twenty, are on view now through August 8 in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education through P.S. Art, a collaborative program between the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc. This is the third consecutive year that the Met has hosted the juried exhibition, P.S. Art 2010: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids.

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Ringo Starr's Gold Drum on View at Met Museum

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On July 7, Ringo Starr's seventieth birthday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will inaugurate a special display of his gold-plated snare drum that will remain on view through December 2010 in the Museum's second-floor Musical Instruments Galleries. On loan from Ringo Starr, it was originally presented to him by the Ludwig Drum Company during The Beatles' 1964 visit to Chicago when the legendary rock group was on its first tour of the United States.

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Bronzino Masterpiece Joins Landmark Exhibition of the Artist's Drawings

Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010

A major work by the great Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) has just been installed in the landmark exhibition now in progress, The Drawings of Bronzino (on view through April 18, 2010).

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Musical Instruments Galleries Reopen Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

After an eight-month hiatus, The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments reopen today. They feature a refreshed and reinstalled presentation of the Museum's renowned collection of Western musical instruments that showcases more than 230 works.

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Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010

A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of twenty 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.

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Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010

American artists Mike and Doug Starn (born 1961) have been invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, opening to the public on April 27, 2010.

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Daguerreotype Masterpiece Acquired by the Met

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010

A daguerreotype by Baron Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros—a work of extraordinary quality and rarity—has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum.  Both a depiction and a demonstration of what the medium was capable of at its high point in 1850s Paris, The Salon of Baron Gros shows the interior of a mid-nineteenth-century parlor believed to be that of the baron, with light streaming in from a window at left.

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Iconic Fashions from Costume Institute Set the Bar High on Project Runway

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010

Project Runway, the reality television series about fashion design, visited the Met during an episode entitled "The Highs and Lows of Fashion," which debuted on January 28, 2010.

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Alexander McQueen’s Iconic Designs to be Celebrated in a Spring 2011 Costume Institute Retrospective

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010

The Museum announced today that the spring 2011 Costume Institute exhibition will be Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The exhibition, on view May 4–July 31, 2011, will celebrate the late Mr. McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion.

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