ERVING WOLF ELECTED AN HONORARY TRUSTEE OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
(New York, October 9, 2001)—Erving Wolf, a longtime supporter of The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been elected an Honorary Trustee, it was announced last night by the Museum's Chairman, James R. Houghton. Mr. Wolf's election took place at today's meeting of the Board.
LULU C. WANG ELECTED A TRUSTEE AT THE METROPOLTIAN MUSEUM
Lulu C. Wang 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. Mrs. Wang's election took place at the October 9 meeting of the Board.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM RECEIVES LANDMARK GIFT FOR ACQUISITIONS FROM ANNENBERG FOUNDATION
(New York, September 13, 2001)—A landmark grant of $20 million has been awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by The Annenberg Foundation for the acquisition of works of art in the areas of European paintings, drawings and prints, and European sculpture and decorative arts.
Settlement Reached on Monet’sGarden at Argenteuil
INAUGURATION OF GELMAN GALLERIES PLACES COLLECTION OF 20TH-CENTURY TREASURES ON VIEW AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
A private collection studded with 20th-century masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Balthus, Modigliani, and more than two dozen other artists, and bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1998, goes on display at the Metropolitan with the inauguration of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Galleries on June 1. The collection – which was first shown publicly in 1989 at the Metropolitan – was amassed over a period of more than 40 years by the Gelmans. The initial selection of 47 paintings and 3 bronzes by artists of the School of Paris will include such icons as Matisse's The Young Sailor (1906), a 1906 self-portrait of Picasso that once hung in Gertrude Stein's home, Braque's The Billiard Table (1944 and 1952), Bonnard's The Dining Room at Vernonnet (1916), Vlaminck's 1906 portrait of André Derain, Dalí's Accommodations of Desire (1929), Balthus's Thérèse Dreaming (1938), and a cluster of Mirós including The Potato (1928).
Exhibition Catalogue Wins Prestigious Award
The exhibition catalogue for Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861 has been chosen as one of the prestigious Books to Remember for 2000—the first time the catalogue for an art exhibition has been so honored. Each year, 25 books receive the award by the New York Public Library.
PHILIP T. VENTURINO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
(NEW YORK, May 31, 2001)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced the appointment of Philip T. Venturino as Vice President for Facilities Management. Mr. Venturino was formally elected by the Board of Trustees at its May 8 meeting. He will assume his new post in mid-July.
HAROLD HOLZER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING IN RESTRUCTURING OF METROPOLITAN'S COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT
(New York, May 31, 2001)--The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced a series of organizational changes for its Communications Department, designed to reflect and encourage the department's broadened responsibilities in the area of museum-wide marketing. The changes take effect immediately.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES 2001-2002 SEASON OF CONCERTS & MUSIC LECTURES, INCLUDING TWO COMMISSIONS
COMMISSIONS AND PREMIERES
CONCERTS AND RECITALS
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces its 2001-2002 season of Concerts & Lectures music events, consisting of 51 concerts and 12 music-related lectures.
Three Events in June to Celebrate William Blake Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art
In celebration of the exhibition William Blake, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Concerts & Lectures series will present three programs in June featuring, respectively, the distinguished poets Stanley Kunitz, Galway Kinnell, and Nancy Willard; poet, songwriter, and rock singer Patti Smith accompanied by guitarist Oliver Ray; and New York University professor of fine arts Robert Rosenblum.