Quantcast

The Moth at the Met: American Stories

The Moth at the Met: American Stories

The Moth, founded in 1997, is a not-for-profit organization devoted to storytelling. The Moth's programs feature the personal stories of people from all walks of life.

In this spirit, we invited several speakers, including TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, This American Life contributor Starlee Kine, artist Antony Zito, Witness to Hunger's Barbie Izquierdo, and Moth StorySLAM winner Peter Aguero to share their life experiences. The evening of storytelling on December 15, 2009, hosted by author Jonathan Ames, was inspired by the special exhibitions American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915 and Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans. A complimentary cocktail hour in the magnificent Temple of Dendur preceded the event.

Kyp Malone appeared courtesy of The FADER.
Beer generously donated by Harpoon Brewery

Spectrum Presents: The Moth at the Met: American Stories

The Moth is a not-for-profit organization devoted to storytelling, whose programs feature the personal stories of people from all walks of life. In this spirit, we invited several speakers, including Moth StorySLAM champion Peter Aguero, musician Kyp Malone, This American Life contributor Starlee Kine, Witness to Hunger's Barbie Izquierdo, and artist Antony Zito to share their quintessential American story. The evening, hosted by author Jonathan Ames, was inspired by the special exhibitions American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 and Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans.


Learn more about the exhibition American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2009/american-stories

Learn more about the exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2009/robert-frank

Learn more about upcoming Events at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events


Credits

Spectrum is a new group organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art that provides fresh perspectives on the Met's collections and special exhibitions. Spectrum events offer the chance to interact with contemporary artists, to discuss art, music, video, and new media, and to socialize with other Museum fans.