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Sting: Atlantic Crossing

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6 pm Private Exhibition Viewing
7:30 pm Performance

World-renowned musician Sting has often mined his childhood memories of Northern England for creative inspiration. In this MetLiveArts exclusive, the peerless songwriter finds his muse in another former denizen of the industrial north: the painter Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School. Both artists saw their respective landscapes destroyed by modern intrusions—one by the collapse of England's shipping industry, the other by incursions of the Industrial Revolution into the American wilderness. In an intimate acoustic performance, Sting weaves together storytelling and song against a visual scenescape created by artist Stephen Hannock. The evening begins at 6 pm with a rare opportunity to view the exhibition, free from the crowds.

Bring the Kids for $1 tickets are sold out.

Members only concert Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. Call 212-570-3949 to purchase your Member tickets, or 212-570-3753 for details on becoming a Member.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings on view at The Met Fifth Avenue January 30–May 13, 2018.

Sting: Atlantic Crossing is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

Education programs are made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust – Overbrook Family Advised Fund of Julie Graham.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a painting by artist Stephen Hannock, The Oxbow, After Church, After Cole, Flooded (Flooded River for the Matriarchs E. & A. Mongan), Green Light, 2000 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) and a collaboration between Hannock and his friend, Sting, The Last Ship from the River of the Northern City with Lyrics by Sting and Prints by Stephen Hannock, 2017, will be on view in the American Wing in Gallery 759.


Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission during open hours.

Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.

There is a four ticket per person limit for this event. The Museum will contact and may refund tickets purchased beyond the limit. This policy is in effect to discourage unfair ticket buying practices.

Tickets purchased from third party vendors other than The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its partnering organizations are not guaranteed in the event of a cancellation. For more information contact your point of purchase directly.

Bring the Kids tickets are for children ages 7–16. Adults with $1 tickets will not be permitted to enter the auditorium.

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