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  • Metropolitan Museum Celebrates the Holidays by Opening on "Holiday Monday" December 27

    Galleries, Exhibitions Open to the Public on Monday of Christmas/New Year's Week

  • Metropolitan Museum's Exhibitions Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Stimulate $784 Million Economic Impact for City

    (New York, December 14, 2010)—The Metropolitan Museum's concurrent presentation of three acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions over the summer 2010 season—Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity—generated $784 million in economic activity by regional, national, and international tourists to New York, according to a visitor survey the Museum released today. Using the industry standard for calculating tax revenue impact, the study noted that the direct tax benefit to the City and State from out-of-town visitors to the Museum totaled some $78.4 million. (Study findings below.)

  • Gifts Enhance Metropolitan Museum's Scholarly Activities in Cycladic and Early Greek Art

    Endowment Fund to Support Lecture Series; Photo Archive to Be Made Available to Researchers

  • Metropolitan Museum Concerts
    January 2011

    The PianoForte Recital Series Continues with Frederic Chiu's "Monument to Beethoven," Pacifica Quartet Continues Its Shostakovich Cycle, Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert Plays Purcell, Berio, Kancheli & Beethoven, Cirène, an Ensemble of Young New York Stars, Performs a Children's Program, and Steve Ross Sings Noël Coward

  • Metropolitan Museum Lectures
    January and February 2011

    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.

  • Mark Polizzotti Named Publisher & Editor in Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (New York, November 10, 2010)—Mark Polizzotti has been appointed Publisher and Editor in Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he will oversee all aspects of the Museum's scholarly publishing program, it was announced today by Director Thomas P. Campbell. Mr. Polizzotti is currently Director of Intellectual Property and Publisher at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He will begin work at the Metropolitan Museum on November 15.

  • Metropolitan Museum and Egyptian Government Announce Initiative to Recognize Egypt's Title to 19 Objects Originally from Tutankhamun's Tomb

    (New York, November 10, 2010)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, announced jointly today that, effective immediately, the Museum will acknowledge Egypt's title to 19 ancient Egyptian objects in its collection since early in the 20th century. All of these small-scale objects, which range from study samples to a three-quarter-inch-high bronze dog and a sphinx bracelet-element, can be attributed with certainty to Tutankhamun's tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. The Museum initiated this formal acknowledgment after renewed, in-depth research by two of its curators substantiated the history of the objects.

  • Metropolitan Museum to Undertake Major Redesign and Reconstruction of its Fifth Avenue Outdoor Plaza and Fountains

    Retains Landscape Architect OLIN Studio to Lead Effort

  • Metropolitan Museum Lectures
    November and December 2010

    Wednesday, November 3, at 11 a.m.Art History 201: Masterpieces of World Art, Era of Impressionism. This series, presented by Janetta Rebold Benton, Pace University Distinguished Professor of Art History, offers insight into global masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and painting created from prehistory to our own day. This fall, the artistic styles known as Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Art Nouveau in Western Europe (approximately 1800 to 1900) are studied and compared with contemporaneous creations throughout the world. The six-part series, which began on October 6, continues with Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh and Gauguin; Menier Chocolate Factory in England and Eiffel Tower in France; Oceanic Art; Puebla Ceramics; and Architecture of H. H. Richardson in New England.
    Single tickets: $25

  • Metropolitan Museum Concerts
    December 2010

    New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Program Features World & U.S. Premieres, Pacifica Quartet Continues Its Shostakovich Project,Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert Performs Beethoven, Berio, and Gideon Klein,Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap and Song Stylist Sandy Stewart – Mother & Son – Perform, and Christmas Concerts Feature Chanticleer, Anonymous 4, Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian, Lionheart, and Burning River Brass