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Glen Hansard and Guitar Heroes

Glen Hansard and "Guitar Heroes"

Spectrum welcomed musician Glen Hansard to the Met on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in celebration of the exhibition Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York.

Hansard is a prolific songwriter and charismatic performer, both as the front man for the Irish band The Frames and as one half of the folk-rock duo The Swell Season. As part of the latter group he won the Oscar for best original song for the composition "Falling Slowly," featured in the movie Once.

After a private viewing of the exhibition and a reception with beer generously donated by Harpoon Brewery, Hansard delighted the crowd with an acoustic solo performance in the magnificent Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

Spectrum commissioned Hero Design to create a limited-edition print in honor of the event. Twenty-five of these were given away at random during the show.

Spectrum Presents: Glen Hansard and Guitar Heroes

In celebration of the exhibition Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York, Spectrum welcomed musician Glen Hansard to the Met. Hansard, a prolific songwriter and charismatic performer, is both the front man for the Irish band The Frames and one half of the folk-rock duo The Swell Season. After a private viewing of the exhibition and a reception with beer generously donated by Harpoon Brewery, Hansard delighted the crowd with an acoustic solo performance in the magnificent Temple of Dendur.


Learn more about the exhibition Guitar Heroes:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/guitar-heroes

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http://www.metmuseum.org/events

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http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/spectrum


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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.