Director Thomas P. Campbell Announces Curatorial and Conservation Appointments at Metropolitan Museum
(New York, July 22, 2010)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced three appointments within the Museum's curatorial and conservation departments:
P.S. Art 2010 Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum
Juried Display of Art by NYC Public School Students on View
Exceptional works of art by 70 New York City public school students, ages four through 20, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for two months this summer through P.S. Art, a collaborative program between the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc. The juried exhibition P.S. Art 2010: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will open for special viewing by the public beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, for participants in the Museum Mile Festival, and will remain on view through August 8.
June 8 Events at Met Museum: P.S. Art Opening, Museum Mile, and Cool Culture
WHAT: Three photo ops/one evening:
Metropolitan Museum Concerts
A Gaggle of Pianists: Alexei Volodin with Members of the New York Philharmonic,
Nikolai Lugansky Rounding Out the PianoForte Series, and The 5 Browns –
Also, a Chat with Renée Fleming, and a Performance by Dan Zanes & Friends
Metropolitan Museum Lectures in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
March and April 2010
For tickets, call the Concerts & Lectures Department at 212-570-3949 or visit
www.metmuseum.org/tickets, where updated schedules and programs (including
additional lectures that are free with Museum admission) are available.
Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open
Tuesday–Saturday 10–5:00, and Sunday noon–5:00.
Student discount tickets are available for some events; call 212-570-3949.
Medieval Costume Demonstration at The Cloisters, February 28
In a special presentation at The Cloisters museum and gardens—The Metropolitan Museum of Art's branch devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages—some 30 citizens of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) wearing historically accurate attire based on medieval designs will participate in a lecture demonstration with costume historian Desirée Koslin. The program will take place twice on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m., and will focus on 15 different costumes. Although they are of contemporary construction, each unique costume relates to a specific depiction in one of several well-known illuminated manuscripts of the 15th century. Costumes featured in the demonstration will include those that would have been worn by dukes, duchesses, ladies of the court, and merchants, as well as citizens, servants, and peasants. The costumed citizens of Nijmegen will be available for photographs by the public—taken without flash—during the intermission. The event is free with Museum admission.
Metropolitan Museum Celebrates the Holidays by Opening on "Holiday Monday" December 28
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public on Monday, December 28 (the Monday between Christmas and New Year's Day), as part of the Museum's popular "Holiday Mondays" program. The Museum will open the doors of its main building this winter and spring on three additional major Monday holidays: January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 15 (Presidents' Day), and May 31 (Memorial Day).
Metropolitan Museum Exhibitions Create $593 Million Economic Impact for New York
(New York, November 23, 2009)—The Metropolitan Museum's summer 2009 opening of its New American Wing, along with the concurrent presentation of three highly acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions—Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom; Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective; and The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion—generated $593 million in spending by regional, national, and foreign tourists to New York, according to a visitor survey the Museum released today. Using the industry standard for calculating tax revenue impact, the study found that the direct tax benefit to the City and State from out-of-town visitors to the Museum totaled some $59.3 million. (Study findings are attached.)
"Watteau and Words: A Reading of French Poetry" by Philippe de Montebello at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and currently the Fiske Kimball Professor in the History of Culture and Museums, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, returns to the Museum for his first public appearance there since last fall, to offer "Watteau and Words: A Reading of French Poetry" on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in conjunction with Watteau, Music, and Theater, an exhibition presented in honor of Mr. de Montebello, who stepped down from his 31-year directorship of the Museum on December 31, 2008.
American Stories Exhibition to Open on Columbus Day "Met Holiday Monday"
The public's first opportunity to visit the landmark exhibition American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be October 12 (Columbus Day), the next "Met Holiday Monday." Met Holiday Mondays are extra public viewing days that take place on the Mondays of major holiday weekends, when historically the Museum has been closed.