Members Calendar: Fall 2014
Volume 47, Number 2, Fall 2014 © 2014 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Members Calendar Fall 2014 2 Exhibitions and the Collection For Members For more information on Members-only events, visit our website. EVENING RECEPTIONS Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Supporting* viewing and reception MON SEPTEMBER 15, 6:30–8:30PM Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry Supporting* viewing and reception MON OCTOBER 6, 6:30–8:30PM Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection Supporting* viewing and reception THU OCTOBER 16, 6–8:30PM Sustaining viewing and reception WED OCTOBER 22, 6–8:30PM WED OCTOBER 29, 6–8:30PM Welcome to This Season at the Met In addition to a phenomenal roster of exhibitions — groundbreaking shows featuring Cubism, the Renaissance, the ancient Near East, Cézanne, El Greco, and more — this season brings the muchanticipated reopening in September of the Museum’s outdoor plaza. With new fountains, open space, and vibrant greenery, the David H. Koch Plaza greets visitors with a welcoming face and is destined to rank among the world’s great public outdoor spaces. Also new this season is a mobile app that gives Members and other frequent visitors a simple way to stay connected with the Met from anywhere. No matter where you look — in our galleries, online, or from our iconic front steps — it’s an exciting fall that you’ll not want to miss. Come visit soon. Madame Cézanne Supporting* viewing and reception MON NOVEMBER 17, 6–8PM Holiday Shopping Evening All Members MON NOVEMBER 24, 6–8PM DAYTIME PREVIEWS Museum hours. Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend TUE SEPTEMBER 16 – SUN SEPTEMBER 21 Family/Dual, Individual, Associate WED SEPTEMBER 17 – SUN SEPTEMBER 21 Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend TUE OCTOBER 7 Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend WED OCTOBER 15 – SUN OCTOBER 19 Family/Dual, Individual, Associate THU OCTOBER 16 – SUN OCTOBER 19 Madame Cézanne Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend TUE NOVEMBER 18 *Supporting includes President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Met Family Circle, and Apollo Circle Patron Members. Thomas P. Campbell, Director metmuseum.org/member Fall 2014 Members Calendar 3 LECTURES Free Members Lectures for Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend, Family/Dual. Please present your Membership card at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium for admission. Advance registration is not required. 1 < Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Joan Aruz, Curator in Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art SUN OCTOBER 5, 1PM WED OCTOBER 8, 11AM Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry Elizabeth A. H. Cleland, Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts THU NOVEMBER 20, 11AM SUN NOVEMBER 23, 1PM PRIVATE DINING AT THE MET Host your next special event in one of the Museum’s elegant dining spaces. Members may rent one of four unique rooms for private parties throughout the year. Please email privatedining@ metmuseum.org or visit metmuseum.org/celebrations. See “Exhibitions and the Collection,” pages 4–13, and “Fall Programs,” pages 14–20, for more events and programs. SAVE THE DATE– WINTER CELEBRATIONS Holiday Reception: Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Viewing of the Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Supporting,* Sustaining Festive reception with light dinner and entertainment. THU DECEMBER 4 Gala Holiday Dinner at The Cloisters Supporting,* Sustaining Black-tie; dinner, dancing, and gallery tours. THU DECEMBER 11 For more information on these events, call 212-570-3909. 2 > 3 < On the cover: From Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection: Composition (The Typographer) (detail), 1918–19, by Fernand Léger, oil on canvas. Promised Gift from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 1 From Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection: Nude in an Armchair, 1909, by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas. Promised Gift from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2 From Madame Cézanne: Madame Cézanne in the Conservatory, 1891, by Paul Cézanne, oil on canvas. Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960 (61.101.2) 3 From Grand Design: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail), design attributed to Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca.1548, woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer and Frans Ghieteels, by 1551, wool, silk, and silver- and silver-gilt-wrapped threads. Depositi Arrazi, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Citta di Firenze, Arazzi) 4 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org September 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor RELATED PROGRAMS SUNDAY AT THE MET Navigating the Mediterranean Discover how Phoenician sailors built a trading network spanning the entire Mediterranean. Mark Polzer and Philip Beale, speakers SUN OCTOBER 5, 3PM, THE GRACE RAINEY ROGERS AUDITORIUM Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age This landmark exhibition traces the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean, and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Focusing on the early first millennium B.C.—the age of the Assyrian empire, Phoenician expansion across the Mediterranean, and Homer’s Odyssey—it draws on the world’s leading museum collections, bringing together works of art including monumental sculptures and wall reliefs, masterfully carved ivories, fine metalwork, and luxurious jewelry. Major support provided by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support provided by an Anonymous Foundation and the Friends of Inanna. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 999. Michael Seymour SAT OCTOBER 11, 10:30AM Sarah Graff MON OCTOBER 27, 10:30AM Yelena Rakic FRI NOVEMBER 14, 10:30AM MON NOVEMBER 24, 10:30AM All tours Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—Demon-Haunted Worlds Sarah Graff and Sean Murray THU OCTOBER 23, 11AM, VÉLEZ BLANCO PATIO Programs for Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age continue on page 20. Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Fall 2014 Members Calendar RELATED PROGRAMS GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Elizabeth Cleland FRI OCTOBER 10, 10:30AM MON OCTOBER 20, 10:30AM FRI NOVEMBER 21, 10:30AM GALLERY 899 Sarah Mallory SAT NOVEMBER 1, 10:30AM, GALLERY 899 All tours 5 SHORT COURSE Making Tapestries in the Renaissance Explore tapestry-making from design through production and commissions to market distribution. Three-session course. $150, Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/ courses-and-workshops. THU NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2–4PM Additional programs will be included in the Winter Calendar. October 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry This first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great Netherlandish artist and Renaissance master Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550) explores his career, travel, and artistic daring. Uniquely, 19 of the spectacular Renaissance tapestries—stunningly colorful and monumental in scale—that were made to his designs are reunited with his exceptional drawings, rare panel paintings, and fascinating and influential printed works. Made possible by the Siebold Stichting Foundation and Fukushima Medical University. Additional support provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Hochberg Foundation Trust. Opposite page: Syrian style plaque with striding sphinx, Neo Assyrian period, 9th–8th century B.C., Assyria, Nimrud, Fort Shalmaneser, ivory. Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.1) This page: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail), design attributed to Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1548, woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer and Frans Ghieteels, by 1551, wool, silk, and silver- and silver-gilt-wrapped threads. Depositi Arrazi, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Citta di Firenze, Arazzi) For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–20 6 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org RELATED PROGRAMS TEEN PROGRAM Cubist Experiments Ages 15–18. Experiment with materials in unexpected ways. Register at metmuseum.org/ learn/for-teens. SAT OCTOBER 18, 2–5PM GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 199. FRI NOVEMBER 7, 10:30AM STUDIO WORKSHOP Collage and Mixed Media: Cubist-Inspired Explorations Study texture, color, and composition in this two-day workshop. Jaqueline Cedar, artist. $215, materials and Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/artmaking. SUN NOVEMBER 16 AND 23, 10:30AM–4:30PM Additional programs will be included in the Winter Calendar. October 20, 2014 – February 16, 2015 Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st floor Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection Cubism, the most influential art movement of the early 20th century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world. The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, unsurpassed in its holdings of Cubist art, is now a promised gift to the Museum. On the occasion of this exhibition, the Collection is being shown in public for the first time—80 paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Fall 2014 Members Calendar RELATED PROGRAMS Programs for this exhibition begin in December and will be included in the Winter Calendar. 7 November 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015 Robert Lehman Collection, 1st floor Madame Cézanne Paul Cézanne’s paintings, drawings, and watercolors of his wife and most painted model, Hortense Fiquet, profoundly inflected his portrait practice for more than two decades. They record a complex working dialogue, one which this unprecedented exhibition will explore on many levels. The related installation Paul Cézanne: Drawings and Watercolors from the Metropolitan’s Collection is also on view. Made possible by The Florence Gould Foundation. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Opposite page: Composition (The Typographer), 1918–19, by Fernand Léger, oil on canvas. Promised Gift from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris This page: Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair, ca. 1877, by Paul Cézanne, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–20 8 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org November 4, 2014 – February 1, 2015 Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Asian Art, 2nd floor Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague A major force in European art in the late 16th century, Bartholomeus Spranger (1546–1611) was an excellent painter, draftsman, and etcher who employed a bravura technique and elegant style. This is the first exhibition in the world devoted to his rare paintings, drawings, and etchings. Made possible by the Placido Arango Fund and The Schiff Foundation. Kimono: A Modern History The kimono is a simple T-shaped garment with a complex history that continued into modern times as Japan was reshaping its national identity on the world stage. Featuring more than 50 spectacular robes, most created from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition tells the fascinating story of a traditional Japanese garment confronting the dominance of Western fashion design. Made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Fund. DROP-IN DRAWING Capturing Fold and Fabric: Japanese Kimonos FRI OCTOBER 3, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 228, THE SACKLER WING GALLERIES STUDIO WORKSHOP November 4, 2014 – February 1, 2015 European Paintings, 2nd floor El Greco in New York The Met holds the most comprehensive collection of works by El Greco outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death, it is exhibiting its superlative collection of nine paintings together with six from the Hispanic Society of America, creating a miniretrospective of one of the most original artists of the European tradition. Silk Painting: Kimono-Inspired Designs Paint on silk using a variety of techniques in this three-day workshop. Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, artist. $215, materials and Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/artmaking. SUN OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 1–5PM SUNDAY AT THE MET Learn the history of the kimono and how this traditional garment continues to influence and inspire contemporary designers. Sharon Takeda and Akiko Fukai, speakers, and an obi-tying demonstration by Emi Kikuchi. SUN OCTOBER 19, 3PM, THE GRACE RAINEY ROGERS AUDITORIUM GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 225. John Carpenter FRI OCTOBER 10, 6:30PM FRI NOVEMBER 14, 6:30PM Monika Bincsik SUN OCTOBER 26, 11AM All tours Conversation with an Educator—Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode) Folding Screens, Asian Art Joseph Loh THU OCTOBER 30, 11AM, VÉLEZ BLANCO PATIO Also on View September 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015 The Art of the Chinese Album November 4, 2014 – February 1, 2015 Carleton Watkins: Yosemite October 8, 2014 – March 8, 2015 Innovation and Spectacle in Ancient Chinese Bronze Casting November 25, 2014 – January 6, 2015 Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Assistive listening devices Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Fall 2014 Members Calendar 3 < 9 1 > 2 > 4 < 1 From The Art of the Chinese Album: Returning Home (detail), ca. 1695, by Shitao, album of twelve paintings; ink and color on paper. From the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Family, Gift of Wen and Constance Fong, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1976 (1976.280a–n) 2 From Bartholomeus Spranger : Jupiter and Antiope (detail), 1596, by Bartholomeus Spranger, oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 3 From El Greco in New York: View of Toledo, ca. 1600, by El Greco, oil on canvas. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.6) 4 From Kimono: A Modern History : Swimming at Ōiso, Distant View of Mount Fuji (detail), 1893, by Utagawa Kokunimasa, detail from a triptych of polychrome woodblock prints. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1960 (JP3382a-c) For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–20 10 1 > Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org 2 > 3 < 4 < 1 City Activities with Dance Hall from America Today, 1930â€“31, by Thomas Hart Benton, mural cycle consisting of ten panels. Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 2 From The Roof Garden Commission: Installation view of Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout, 2014, by Dan Graham. Photograph by Hyla Skopitz 3 From Thomas Struth: Photographs: Pantheon, Rome, 1990, by Thomas Struth, chromogenic print. Collection of James and Vivian Zelter 4 From Death Becomes Her : Mourning Ensemble, 1870â€“1872, American, silk. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930 (2009.300.633a, b) Veil, ca. 1875, American, silk. Gift of Roi White, 1984 (1984.285.1) Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Fall 2014 Members Calendar 11 September 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015 The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, The American Wing, 1st floor October 21, 2014 – February 1, 2015 Anna Wintour Costume Center, ground floor Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) painted the 10-panel mural cycle America Today in 1930–31 to adorn a boardroom at New York’s New School for Social Research. Depicting a sweeping panorama of American life during the 1920s, it ranks among Benton’s most renowned works and as one of the most significant accomplishments in American art of the period. Made possible by AXA. Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and reflect the high-style silhouettes of the period. FRIDAY EVENING GALLERY EVENT Death Becomes You Spend your Halloween charting a dark and mysterious path in the galleries. FRI OCTOBER 31, 6:30–8PM, GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Randall Griffey FRI OCTOBER 3, 10:30AM FRI OCTOBER 31, 10:30AM GALLERY 746 Elizabeth Kornhauser SAT NOVEMBER 22, 10:30AM, GALLERY 746 All tours LECTURE Friday Focus—Women in Black: Fashioning Mourning in the 19th Century Jessica Regan FRI NOVEMBER 21, 4PM, BONNIE J. SACERDOTE LECTURE HALL Also on View Through October 5, 2014 The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Through November 2, 2014 The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt Through December 7, 2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin Through December 31, 2014 In Miniature Through January 4, 2015 Amie Siegel: Provenance Through January 11, 2015 The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi September 30, 2014 – February 16, 2015 Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, 2nd floor Thomas Struth: Photographs Featuring 24 photographs by the German photographer Thomas Struth (born 1954), this exhibition surveys the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of his work and includes major photographs acquired since the Met’s celebrated retrospective 11 years ago. GALLERY TOURS Conversation with a Curator—Thomas Struth’s Eleonor and Giles Robertson, Edinburgh, Photographs Douglas Eklund THU OCTOBER 30, 2PM, VÉLEZ BLANCO PATIO For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–20 12 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org Through September 7, 2015 Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Modern and Contemporary Art, 1st floor November 11, 2014 – December 6, 2015 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery, Arms and Armor, 1st floor Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 In 1968 Sol LeWitt, a seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, began designing wall compositions for limited duration within a broad context of architectural settings. At the Met, these 10 geometric figures set within parallel bands were prepared by five drafters over 20 days and will remain on view through September 7, 2015, at which time they will be painted over. Loan of Wall Drawing #370 courtesy of The Estate of Sol LeWitt. Installation made possible by The Modern Circle. The Art of Collecting Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 Some 30 works from Europe, the United States, Japan, India, and Tibet, acquired over the past decade, are featured in this exhibition. In addition to finely decorated armor, edged weapons, and firearms, the selection features drawings and prints, lacquer, textiles, and other objects that are vital to the understanding and appreciation of arms and armor as a universal art form. October 28, 2014 – January 25, 2015 Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, 2nd floor Last Chance Through September 1, 2014 Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection Through September 1, 2014 Now You See It: Photography and Concealment Through September 7, 2014 The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection Through September 21, 2014 Garry Winogrand Through September 28, 2014 Tiepolo Caricatures from the Robert Lehman Collection Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection The Al-Thani collection of Indian jeweled arts represents a collector’s fascination with royal works created over a period of four hundred years for Indian nobility. The collection also contains jewelry representing a wider international taste, such as Indian-inspired works by Cartier and other 20th-century and contemporary jewelers. Made possible by Cartier. LECTURE Friday Focus—Attributes of Splendor: The Role of Jewels in Projecting Power in Royal India Amin Jaffer FRI OCTOBER 31, 4PM, BONNIE J. SACERDOTE LECTURE HALL STUDIO WORKSHOP Designing with Gemstones: Inspired by Jewels of India Master the foundations of constructing necklaces and earrings in this one-day workshop. Michelle Hagewood, artist. $95, materials and Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/artmaking. SAT NOVEMBER 1, 10:30AM–4:30PM Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Fall 2014 Members Calendar PROGRAMS GALLERY TALKS 13 The following are at noon and 2 p.m. Free to individual visitors with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. For information, call 212-650-2280. Portraying Presence: Representing the Self and the Divine in Medieval Art Katherine Boivin SAT SEPTEMBER 6 Medieval Dogs Carol Schuler SUN SEPTEMBER 7 Fashion in the Middle Ages: Power, Privilege, and Luxury Jessamyn Conrad SAT SEPTEMBER 13 Medieval Entertainment Mike Norris SAT SEPTEMBER 20 Medicine and Faith: Healing the Sick in the Middle Ages Sigrid Goldiner SAT SEPTEMBER 27 Medieval Material Culture Heather Horton SAT OCTOBER 4 Earth in Medieval Material Culture Jeanne-Marie Musto SUN OCTOBER 5 Gender and Sanctity in Medieval Art Holly Flora SAT OCTOBER 11 Devotional Practice in the Middle Ages Jennifer Ball SAT OCTOBER 18 Recent Acquisitions at The Cloisters Nancy Wu SAT OCTOBER 25 Tusk and Tooth: Medieval Ivories Emma Wegner SAT NOVEMBER 1 Gesture and Expression in the Middle Ages Leslie Bussis Tait SUN NOVEMBER 2 Bridging Heaven and Earth in Medieval Art Ariel Fein SAT NOVEMBER 8 Manuscripts and Their Makers Frederica Law-Turner SAT NOVEMBER 15 The Cloistered Life Jenny Shaffer SAT NOVEMBER 22 The World of the Belles Heures Elizabeth Williams SAT NOVEMBER 29 For more Cloisters programs, see page 20. The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Mixing gardens, galleries, and commanding views of the Hudson, the Museum’s branch devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe offers the perfect destination for a memorable outing. With the Palisades ablaze in fall colors, autumn is one of the most dramatic seasons to visit The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park. Regular tours and programs offer special insights into the collections, and the beginning of the concert season makes for a great opportunity to connect with friends and family. HOURS DAILY MARCH–OCTOBER: 10AM–5:15PM DAILY NOVEMBER–DECEMBER: 10AM–4:45PM Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. THE TRIE CAFÉ Located in the covered walkway surrounding the Trie Cloister, the café is open from April to October. Fragment of a Tapestry Hanging (detail), ca. 1420–30, Switzerland, Upper Rhineland, Basel, linen warp with wool weft. The Cloisters Collection, 1990 (1990.211) 14 Fall Programs metmuseum.org Fall Programs Gain insight into the Museum and its collections through engaging programs geared to a variety of interests and ages. In addition to the exhibitionrelated events on pages 4–12, the following programs are being offered this season. In This Section > > > > > ART-MAKING PROGRAMS TALKS AND TOURS SUNDAY AT THE MET LECTURES AND PANELS COURSES AND WORKSHOPS > > > CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES PROGRAMS FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES FAMILY AND TEEN PROGRAMS All programs are subject to change. For the most up-to-date listings, visit the Museum’s website BJSLH CFH EE GRR MSH VBP Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall Carson Family Hall Exhibition Entrance The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Medieval Sculpture Hall Vélez Blanco Patio This page: For Drop-in Drawing, “Space and Atmosphere: American Paintings,” View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm— The Oxbow, 1836, by Thomas Cole, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908 (08.228) Opposite page: For “Exhibition Tour— The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy,” The Love Song (detail), 1868–77, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, oil on canvas. The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1947 (47.26) ART-MAKING PROGRAMS SUNDAY STUDIO Create works of art in the galleries with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Supplies provided, ongoing instruction, 1–4 p.m. Start or continue your visit with a family tour. All ages welcome. See also page 20. DROP-IN DRAWING Join talented art instructors in the galleries for fun, informal sketching. All ages welcome. Come and go as you like between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. See also page 8. Shifting Scales: Egyptian Art FRI SEPTEMBER 5, GALLERY 115 Space and Atmosphere: American Paintings FRI SEPTEMBER 19, GALLERY 759, JACK AND SUSAN WARNER GALLERY Textures: Ancient Near East FRI OCTOBER 17, GALLERY 403 Dark Shadows: Arms and Armor FRI OCTOBER 31, GALLERY 371, EMMA AND GEORGINA BLOOMBERG ARMS AND ARMOR COURT Sculpture and Story: European Sculpture SUN SEPTEMBER 7 SUN SEPTEMBER 21 GALLERY 548, CARROLL AND MILTON PETRIE EUROPEAN SCULPTURE COURT Vessels and Reliefs: Precolumbian Art SUN OCTOBER 5 SUN OCTOBER 19 GALLERY 358, SAMUEL H. AND LINDA M. LINDENBAUM GALLERY Audio Guide Assistive listening devices Sign language interpretation For visitors with vision loss Family and teen programs American Sign Language metmuseum.org/events For Education program funders, visit metmuseum.org/educationfundingsupport Fall 2014 Members Calendar 15 Structuring Stories in the Middle Ages Elizabeth Gibbons WED SEPTEMBER 3, 11AM WED OCTOBER 8, 11AM TUE NOVEMBER 18, 11AM Exhibition Tour— The Art of the Chinese Album Joseph Scheier-Dolberg MON SEPTEMBER 8, 10:30AM SAT NOVEMBER 15, 10:30AM GALLERY 210 Shi-yee Liu FRI OCTOBER 17, 10:30AM Conversation with a Conservator—Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, Modern and Contemporary Art Lisa Conte THU SEPTEMBER 4, 11AM All tours The American Chair: Style, Structure, and Status Alice Schwarz TUE SEPTEMBER 9, 11AM WED OCTOBER 15, 11AM TUE OCTOBER 28, 11AM Exhibition Tour— Garry Winogrand FRI SEPTEMBER 5, 10:30AM, GALLERY 691 Moonlit Gardens: Chinese Garden Court FRI NOVEMBER 7, GALLERY 217, THE ASTOR COURT Part and Whole: Fragments in Islamic Art FRI NOVEMBER 21, GALLERY 452 Structures of Devotion: The Altarpiece in the Renaissance Elizabeth Perkins Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. FRI SEPTEMBER 5, 6:30PM FRI OCTOBER 3, 6:30PM FRI NOVEMBER 7, 6:30PM Gallery Architecture: Displaying Art Daniel Kershaw WED SEPTEMBER 10, 11AM TUE OCTOBER 7, 11AM WED NOVEMBER 12, 11AM TALKS AND TOURS Presented by educators, curators, conservators, and invited specialists. They start in Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio, unless noted at exhibition entrance or another location. In addition, Museum-trained volunteers lead daily guided tours of the Met’s collection in English and other languages throughout the fall. Check the website or inquire at the information desks for topics, schedule, and points of departure. Exhibition Tour— Ragamala: Picturing Sound Kurt Behrendt FRI SEPTEMBER 12, 10:30AM FRI OCTOBER 24, 10:30AM MON NOVEMBER 17, 10:30AM GALLERY 251 Exhibition Tour— The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 955. Constance McPhee SAT SEPTEMBER 6, 10:30AM Jason Rosenfeld FRI SEPTEMBER 19, 10:30AM Alison Hokanson MON OCTOBER 6, 10:30AM All tours Temple and Tomb Structures in Ancient Egypt Marissa Schlesinger Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. FRI SEPTEMBER 12, 6:30PM SAT OCTOBER 11, 4PM SAT NOVEMBER 15, 4PM Nature as Structure in Art and Design Caroline Hannah MON SEPTEMBER 1, 11AM SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 11AM TUE SEPTEMBER 30, 11AM Organizing the World: Structure in African Art Kristen Windmuller-Luna SAT SEPTEMBER 6, 4PM SAT OCTOBER 4, 4PM SUN OCTOBER 19, 11AM Structure and Social Context: Objects as a Window on the World Lauren Ebin SAT SEPTEMBER 13, 11AM MON SEPTEMBER 29, 11AM WED OCTOBER 22, 11AM Structures for Sound: Musical Instruments Allen Roda TUE SEPTEMBER 2, 11AM TUE SEPTEMBER 16, 11AM FRI SEPTEMBER 26, 11AM Structure and System: The Roots of Islamic Design Richard Turnbull SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 11AM SUN NOVEMBER 2, 11AM SUN NOVEMBER 16, 11AM Vine Motifs in Architecture Across Time Jean Sorabella SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 11AM SAT OCTOBER 18, 4PM SUN NOVEMBER 30, 11AM Audio Guide The Audio Guide is a recorded guide to selected special exhibitions and the permanent collection and is free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, or hard of hearing. Neck loops and largeprint scripts are available. The fees in the next column include sales tax. Supported by All-in-One Player $ 7.00 General Public $ 6.00 Members $ 5.00 Children under 12 Guides are “$5 after 5” on Friday and Saturday evenings. Rent four Audio Guides, and the fifth one is free with a Frequent User Card! 16 Fall Programs metmuseum.org Exhibition Tour—Dan Graham Ian Alteveer MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 10:30AM, GALLERY 918 The Structure of Pictures Jacqueline Terrassa WED SEPTEMBER 17, 11AM FRI OCTOBER 24, 6:30PM WED NOVEMBER 5, 11AM Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—Music and European Paintings Michele Cabrini and Inés Powell Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. THU SEPTEMBER 25, 11AM Conversation with an Educator— Standing Buddha Offering Protection, Asian Art David Bowles THU SEPTEMBER 18, 11AM Reconstructing Experience in Modern American Painting Marianna Siciliano FRI SEPTEMBER 26, 6:30PM TUE OCTOBER 14, 11AM WED OCTOBER 29, 11AM Artists on Artworks— Leslie Hewitt Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI SEPTEMBER 19, 6:30PM The Golden Age of Spanish Painting Inés Powell Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. SAT SEPTEMBER 27, 11AM SAT OCTOBER 25, 11AM MON NOVEMBER 3, 11AM Conversation with a Conservator—Johann Justus Schacht’s Choir Stall Panels, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Mechthild Baumeister THU NOVEMBER 6, 11AM Looking at Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection Britany Salsbury SAT SEPTEMBER 20, 11AM SAT OCTOBER 18, 11AM Conversation with a Conservator—Mask, Papua New Guinea, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Beth Edelstein THU OCTOBER 2, 11AM Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—Stories of War and Homecoming Giovanna Assenso-Termini and Peter Meineck TUE NOVEMBER 11, 11AM Structure, Materials, and Color in Sculpture: The 1940s to the Present Deborah Goldberg SAT SEPTEMBER 20, 4PM SUN OCTOBER 12, 11AM SUN NOVEMBER 23, 11AM Structuring the Mesoamerican City Taryn Matusik SUN OCTOBER 5, 11AM MON OCTOBER 13, 11AM SAT NOVEMBER 8, 11AM Conversation with a Curator— Kunz Lochner’s Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I, Arms and Armor Pierre Terjanian THU NOVEMBER 13, 11AM Storytelling and Structure in American Art Jessica Murphy SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 11AM SAT OCTOBER 25, 4PM WED NOVEMBER 26, 11AM Conversation with a Curator— Caravaggio’s The Denial of Saint Peter, European Paintings Andrea Bayer Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. THU OCTOBER 9, 11AM Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation— Material and Meaning Ellenor Alcorn and Rama Chorpash Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. THU NOVEMBER 20, 11AM Structuring Space in Chinese Art Dora Ching MON SEPTEMBER 22, 11AM Sculpture in Space: The Art of Vélez Blanco Patio Luke Syson TUE SEPTEMBER 23, 11AM TUE OCTOBER 21, 11AM WED NOVEMBER 19, 11AM Conversation with an Educator—Mark Tansey’s The Innocent Eye Test, Modern and Contemporary Art Marianna Siciliano THU OCTOBER 16, 11AM Artists on Artworks—Ann Agee Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI NOVEMBER 21, 6:30PM Collecting and Display: The Chinese Treasury Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. Zhixin Jason Sun WED SEPTEMBER 24, 11AM Denise Leidy WED OCTOBER 1, 11AM Eleanor Hyun TUE NOVEMBER 25, 11AM All tours Artists on Artworks— Elaine Reichek Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI OCTOBER 17, 6:30PM THE OBSERVANT EYE Spend an hour contemplating a single work of art in the Met’s collection through close observation and deep discussion. All are welcome to join our experiment in observation and perception. 7–8 p.m. Meet in Carson Family Hall. Registration required at metmuseum.org/ observanteye. Structuring the Renaissance Interior Deborah Krohn Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. SAT NOVEMBER 1, 4PM TUE NOVEMBER 4, 11AM MON NOVEMBER 10, 11AM Deconstructing Identity in 19th-Century American Portraiture FRI SEPTEMBER 12 Fall 2014 Members Calendar 17 Structuring Movement in a Hindu Sculpture FRI SEPTEMBER 26 Structured Living in 17th-Century Dutch Painting FRI OCTOBER 10 Constructing Opulence in 18th-Century Venice FRI OCTOBER 24 Reliquary Structures in Western Medieval Art FRI NOVEMBER 14 Rasa and Raga: Painting and Music in Indian Art Experience the intersection of art and music in Indian court painting. Molly Emma Aitken, John Guy, Allen Roda, speakers, and raga performance by Ranendra Das and Abhik Mukherjee SUN OCTOBER 26, 3PM The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi Trace the spiritual and musical journey of Ostad Elahi through his remarkable art of the tanbūr. Jean During and J. Kenneth Moore, speakers, and performance by J-Hoon Ensemble SUN NOVEMBER 16, 3PM HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Learn hands-on how works of art were created. 30-minute sessions, 1–4 p.m. Meet in the galleries; inquire at the information desks for specific locations. LECTURES AND PANELS Clay from the Ancient Americas SAT OCTOBER 11 SUN OCTOBER 12 The Age of Heroes: Greeks and Phoenicians on the Wine Dark Sea Professor Sir John Boardman, Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Classical Art Research Centre and The Beazley Archive, University of Oxford. Free; use the ground-level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 83rd Street. TUE SEPTEMBER 16, 6PM, GRR Friday Focus—Art, Poetry, and Democracy: A Conversation with Public Artist Siah Armajani and Met Curator Maryam Ekhtiar FRI SEPTEMBER 19, 4PM, BJSLH SUNDAY AT THE MET Provocative afternoon panels, presentations, and demonstrations highlight exhibitions and the collection. GRR Orientalism and New York Barry Lewis, architectural historian Lewis uncovers a fine collection of buildings in the New York area with roots in Oriental design. Tickets start at $40. TUE SEPTEMBER 30, 6PM, GRR The Clark Brothers of Cooperstown Marlene Strauss, art historian The inheritance, collections, life, and severed relationship of Sterling and Stephen Clark, who amassed two of the most important collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern paintings. Tickets start at $40. WED OCTOBER 8, 2:30PM, GRR Friday Focus—Turning the Page: The Art of the Chinese Album Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, MMA FRI OCTOBER 17, 4PM, BJSLH The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt Explore how Graham’s installation engages with its complex site, park and city, and the history of architecture and landscape design. Ian Alteveer, Beatrice Galilee, Dan Graham, and Günther Vogt, speakers SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 3PM Art and Globalism The role of the museum as a resource in the 21st century. Holland Cotter and Vishakha Desai, speakers SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 3PM Gods and Goddesses Kurt Behrendt, MMA Explore the great periods of artistic production in the historic and religious history of South Asia. Tickets start at $30; $75 for the series. GRR Topic: The Early Buddhist Imagery of South Asia TUE SEPTEMBER 16, 11AM Topic: Hindu Gods and Goddesses TUE SEPTEMBER 23, 11AM Topic: Jainism and Tantra TUE SEPTEMBER 30, 11AM A Conversation on Willem de Kooning Judith Zilczer, Hirshhorn Museum; Marla Prather, MMA; and artist George Condo discuss the influence and inspiration of one of the 20th century’s most prolific artists. Tickets start at $30. WED SEPTEMBER 17, 6PM, GRR Contemporary Mali with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dr. Gates and leading experts explore contemporary Mali and the future of West Africa’s cultural, architectural, and intellectual treasures. Tickets start at $30; $75 for the series. GRR Topic: Timbuktu Past and Present Dr. Gates in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson. THU SEPTEMBER 18, 6PM Topic: Music, Culture, and Conflict Dr. Gates in conversation with filmmaker Manthia Diawara. THU OCTOBER 9, 6PM Topic: Defining Mali through Women’s Voices Dr. Gates in conversation with Ousseina Alidou and others. THU OCTOBER 23, 6PM Opposite page: For “Exhibition Tour —The Art of the Chinese Album,” Album of 100 Portraits of Personages from Chinese Opera (detail), Qing dynasty, 19th century, album of 50 double leaves; ink and color on silk. Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.76.299a–xx) This page: For “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi,” “Alexander at a Banquet,” Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami (detail), A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25, by Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja), calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur, ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (126.96.36.199) Stories in Silver: Uncovering the Narrative in the Objects Beth Carver Wees, MMA The Met’s most treasured 17th- and 18th-century works of American silver and the stories behind them. Tickets start at $30. MON OCTOBER 20, 11AM, GRR MON OCTOBER 27, 11AM, GRR The Atelier with Alina Cho Alina Cho, fashion journalist and editor-at-large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, and Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, on the fashion industry’s intersection with art and ideas. Tickets start at $50. WED OCTOBER 22, 6PM, GRR 18 Fall Programs metmuseum.org Masterworks at the Met: Mannerism’s Perverse Beauty Jerrilynn Dodds, Sarah Lawrence College A series on Mannerism in Italy featuring masterworks from the Met’s collections, including work by Michelangelo, Bronzino, and Tintoretto. Tickets start at $30; $75 for the series. WED OCTOBER 29, 6PM, GRR WED NOVEMBER 5, 6PM, GRR WED NOVEMBER 12, 6PM, GRR El Greco at the Met: Spirit and Paradox Keith Christiansen, MMA Tickets start at $30; $75 for the series. GRR El Greco as a precursor to Modernism and his failure to gain success in Italy. THU NOVEMBER 13, 6PM El Greco as a precursor to Modernism, and his success in Spain. THU NOVEMBER 20, 6PM Friday Focus— Tullio Lombardo: Adam, the Vendramin Tomb, and Venetian Sculpture of the High Renaissance Anne Schulz, independent art historian FRI NOVEMBER 14, 4PM, ART STUDY ROOM From Prodigy to Perfection: Exploring the Music of Ostad Elahi Alex Doman, Chahrokh Elahi, and Emmanuel H. During, speakers SAT NOVEMBER 15, 2PM, ART STUDY ROOM Salif Keita Acoustic set featuring master Malian musicians performing on traditional instruments. Part of Mali Now, celebrating contemporary Malian culture. Tickets start at $50. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. FRI SEPTEMBER 19, 7PM, GRR Marty Stuart and The Superlatives with Special Guests Steve Miller and Laurence Juber Country, rock, blues, jazz, and instrumental fingerstyle guitar. In conjunction with the exhibition Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin. Tickets start at $65. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. MON OCTOBER 6, 7PM, GRR Attacca Plays Haydn Concert 16 of Attacca’s ongoing series featuring Haydn’s string quartets. No. 17 in F major, Op. 17, No. 2; No. 31 in B minor, Op. 33, No. 1; and No. 61 in D minor, Op. 76, No. 1, “Fifths.” Tickets start at $65. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. FRI OCTOBER 10, 7PM, VBP Ryoji Ikeda’s superposition (U.S. Premiere) A multimedia work at the intersection of art and science. Presented in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Française, as part of its Crossing the Line Festival 2014. Tickets start at $35. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. FRI OCTOBER 17, 7PM, GRR SAT OCTOBER 18, 7PM, GRR Cécile McLorin at the Met Celebrated jazz vocalist performs some of her most dynamic and theatrical songs. Tickets start at $50. FRI OCTOBER 24, 7PM, GRR Il Hebreo Mantovani (The Mantuan Jew) Male vocal quartet Profeti della Quinta performs the late Renaissance work of Salomone Rossi Hebreo. Tickets start at $50. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. SAT OCTOBER 25, 7PM, GRR Bassekou Kouyate Acoustic program by one of Africa’s greatest instrumentalists and his band, Ngoni Ba. Part of Mali Now, celebrating contemporary Malian culture. Tickets start at $35. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. THU OCTOBER 30, 7PM, GRR Prague Philharmonic Choir Secular and religious music that captures the zeitgeist of Bartholomeus Spranger. Tickets start at $65. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. SAT NOVEMBER 1, 7PM, GRR Salzburg Marionette Theatre Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux (“The Toy Box”) reimagined by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre. American pianist Orion Weiss performs Debussy’s score live onstage alongside four puppeteers. Tickets start at $45. SAT NOVEMBER 8, 1PM AND 3PM (ABRIDGED) AND 7PM (FULL LENGTH), GRR Master of Indian Music: Kaushiki Chakrabarty Indian vocalist displays South and North Indian vocal traditions. Tickets start at $40. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. FRI NOVEMBER 14, 7PM, GRR Tanbūr Workshop Chahrokh Elahi, tanbūr grandmaster Use the 81st Street entrance. SAT NOVEMBER 15, 10:30AM–12:30PM, ART STUDY ROOM COURSES AND WORKSHOPS SHORT COURSES See Grand Design, page 5. STUDIO WORKSHOPS See also Cubism, page 6; Kimono, page 8; and Treasures from India, page 12. Digital Studio: iPad as Sketchbook in the Museum Learn how to create unique brush effects, use layers, and draw from observation using an iPad. Michelle Hagewood, artist. $45, materials and Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/artmaking. SAT SEPTEMBER 20, 1–5PM CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES The Civilians: Let Me Ascertain You Songs and stories about love, beauty, conflict, and the human condition. Tickets start at $25. FRI SEPTEMBER 12, 7PM SAT SEPTEMBER 13, 7PM THE PETRIE COURT CAFÉ Top: Ryoji Ikeda’s superposition will have its U.S. premiere on October 17. An encore performance will be on October 18. Fall 2014 Members Calendar 19 The Goldberg Variations: The Double Manual Experience Christopher Taylor performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations in its entirety on a 1940 Bösendorfer double manual. Tickets start at $50. Special $1 children's tickets available. Call 212-570-3949 for information. FRI NOVEMBER 21, 7PM, GRR Cory Arcangel and D’Eon in Concert Twenty-four short compositions inspired by Baroque dance suites and based on house and techno riffs written for the Korg M1 synthesizer. Tickets start at $25. SAT NOVEMBER 22, 7PM, GRR PROGRAMS FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN Storytime in Nolen Library (Ages 18 months–6 years) Weekdays and Sundays, 30 minutes (see the website for schedule exceptions). Gather around to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a gallery hunt. Museum admission is not required for the library portion of this program. Space is limited; first come, first served. NOLEN LIBRARY, URIS CENTER FOR EDUCATION New! Art Play (Ages 2–4) Monthly, Wednesday mornings, 1 hour. Discover art and the Museum through stories, play, and activities just for early learners! New! Start with Art and Music (Ages 3–6) Monthly, Thursday afternoons, 1 hour. Look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries. Start with Art at the Met (Ages 3–6) Weekly, Thursday afternoons and Saturdays, 1 hour. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Art Trek (Ages 7–11) Weekly, Saturdays, 1 hour. Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs (Ages 3–11) Selected Mondays, multiple 1-hour sessions. Day off from school? Travel the world at the Met! The Museum offers a range of programs, including touch and descriptive tours for people with visual impairments; programs for people with dementia and their care partners; Discoveries for people with developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum; and tours in ASL for Deaf visitors. The programs that follow are free, but reservations are required. Call 212-650-2010, email email@example.com, or visit metmuseum.org/events/ visitorsdisabilities for information. GALLERY CONCERTS Fradreck Mujuru with Erica Azim, Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe Concert immediately followed by tour of the Musical Instruments galleries. WED SEPTEMBER 3, 2:30PM, GALLERY 350, SAMUEL H. AND LINDA M. LINDENBAUM GALLERY Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin Concerts Craig Thatcher, guitar, and Nyke van Wyke, violin FRI SEPTEMBER 5, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT John Arnold, guitar FRI OCTOBER 24, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, guitars FRI NOVEMBER 21, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT PICTURE THIS! For visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Detailed descriptions and tactile experiences make works of art accessible. Visitors’ Choice THU SEPTEMBER 18, 2–3:30PM Assyria to Iberia THU OCTOBER 16, 2–3:30PM Grand Design THU NOVEMBER 13, 2–3:30PM MET ESCAPES For people with dementia and their care partners. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and multisensory activities. SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 11AM–12:30PM WED SEPTEMBER 17, 2–3:30PM WED OCTOBER 1, 2–3:30PM WED OCTOBER 15, 2–3:30PM MON OCTOBER 27, 2–3:30PM WED NOVEMBER 12, 2–3:30PM WED NOVEMBER 26, 2–3:30PM Sonnambula Viol Consort featuring instruments from the collection Concert immediately followed by tour of the Musical Instruments galleries. WED OCTOBER 1, 2:30PM, THE ANDRÉ MERTENS GALLERIES FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Music Series Featuring the Middle-East and South Asia FRI OCTOBER 10, 6–7PM FRI NOVEMBER 21, 6–7PM GALLERY 456, PATTI CADBY BIRCH COURT In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Adolphe Sax’s Birth: Music for Saxophone and Organ Paul Cohen, saxophone, featuring rare and unusual saxophones from the collection. Concert immediately followed by tour of the Musical Instruments galleries. WED NOVEMBER 5, 2:30PM, THE ANDRÉ MERTENS GALLERIES FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR TEENS AGES 11–18 MET SIGNS IN THE STUDIO Tour and art-making workshop. Without voice interpretation SAT NOVEMBER 15, 2–4PM Explore, create, and connect with art across cultures and time periods. Join Museum educators, artists, and other teens in free classes devoted to understanding art through gallery conversations, sketching, and studio workshops. For event dates, class descriptions, and to register, go to metmuseum.org/learn/for-teens. FAMILY AND TEEN PROGRAMS FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES These drop-in programs are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information or to confirm details for family programs call 212-570-3961 or go to metmuseum.org/events/programs/ family-programs. All programs meet in Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, unless otherwise noted. See pages 14, 17, and 20 for topics and locations for Sunday Studio, Drop-in Drawing, How Did They Do That?, and other multigenerational programs. ¡Festival! Celebrate Latin America Connect and celebrate during this Museum-wide festival. Come with family and friends to explore art, enjoy performances and stories, create, and much more! SAT SEPTEMBER 27, 1–5PM 20 Season Highlights metmuseum.org Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Continued from page 4 SUNDAY STUDIO Text and Tablets: Assyrian Art SUN NOVEMBER 2, 1–4PM SUN NOVEMBER 16, 1–4PM GALLERY 400 To the Stars! Betty Ann Murphy SAT SEPTEMBER 20 Shields and Symbols Gwen Mayhew SAT OCTOBER 4 Looking for Light Theresa Raniolo SUN OCTOBER 5 Knights! Christina DeLeón SAT OCTOBER 18 A Medieval Pilgrimage Gwen Mayhew SAT NOVEMBER 1 Kings and Queens Christina DeLeón SUN NOVEMBER 2 Architecture Adventure Sarah Harshman SAT NOVEMBER 15 LECTURES AND PANELS Friday Focus—From Nineveh to Babylon Michael Seymour, speaker FRI OCTOBER 10, 4PM, BJSLH HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Assyrian Relief Sculpture SAT NOVEMBER 8, 1–4PM SUN NOVEMBER 9, 1–4PM ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART GALLERIES The “City of David” and Its Phoenician Connections Ronny Reich, speaker Free; use the ground-level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 83rd Street. TUE OCTOBER 21, 6PM, GRR FESTIVAL FOR ALL AGES A Journey Through Land and Sea Activities that bring to life the stories and cultures of this ancient world. SUN NOVEMBER 9, 1–5PM Friday Focus—From Lake Van to the Guadalquivir: Monsters and Vision in the Preclassical Mediterranean Nassos Papalexandrou, speaker FRI OCTOBER 24, 4PM, BJSLH The Cloisters Continued from page 13 Crossing Continents: Image and Exchange The Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series—three lectures hosted by the Departments of Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, and Islamic Art. Marsha Hill, Eric Gubel, and Finbarr Barry Flood, speakers WED NOVEMBER 5, 2PM, GRR CONVERSATION WITH A CURATOR/CONSERVATOR 20-minute informal conversations presented at 2 p.m. BILINGUAL FAMILY GALLERY WORKSHOPS Hour-long workshops in English and Spanish for children ages 4–12 and their families. Free with Museum admission. Meet at 1 p.m. in the Main Hall. Helen Evans FRI SEPTEMBER 5 George Bisacca FRI OCTOBER 3 Melinda Watt FRI NOVEMBER 7 Nature in the Middle Ages Begonia Santa-Cecilia SAT SEPTEMBER 27 Medieval Artists Begonia Santa-Cecilia SAT OCTOBER 25 Medieval People Begonia Santa-Cecilia SAT NOVEMBER 29 Symposium Two-day program exploring related themes. THU NOVEMBER 6 AND FRI NOVEMBER 7, 10:30–5PM, GRR GALLERY WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES Hour-long workshops for children ages 4–12 and their families. Free with Museum admission. Meet at 1 p.m. in the Main Hall. A New Millennium—A New Order: Philistines, Phoenicians, Aramaeans, and the Kingdom of Israel The Armand Brunswick Distinguished Lectures in Archaeology of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation. Jonathan Tubb, speaker. Free; use the ground-level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 83rd Street. THU NOVEMBER 6, 6PM, GRR Fun and Games Zoe Tippl SAT SEPTEMBER 6 Health and Harmony in the Middle Ages Theresa Raniolo SUN SEPTEMBER 7 The Met’s New App Start your next Met experience from anywhere, with the Museum’s new mobile app for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. This simple tool tells you what’s on and what’s new at the Museum each day, from exhibitions and events to the latest news, giving Members and other frequent visitors an easy way to stay connected with the Met. Look for the free app in the iTunes Store or at metmuseum.org in September. Supported by Fall 2014 Members Calendar 21 Met Museum Presents The remarkable range of ideas and personal narratives from every civilization that are collected at the Met comes to life through the 2014–15 season of Met Museum Presents, with theater, performance, and discussions. The new season features dazzling, site-specific, gallery-based programs, talks and panels with leading thinkers who place the Met at the center of relevant contemporary issues, and worldclass performers who create programs specific to the Met. For specific events, see pages 17, 18 and 19. For more information, call 212-570-3949 or visit metmuseum.org/tickets. One of Africa’s greatest instrumentalists, Bassekou Kouyate (pictured), and his band Ngoni Ba perform an acoustic program on October 30. For more information, see page 18. Members Dining Room Enjoy contemporary American cuisine in a sophisticated, elegant setting with expansive views of Central Park. Experience the art of fine dining at the Museum for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Each month, Chef Fred Sabo prepares a four-course tasting menu inspired by current exhibitions throughout the Museum. The Members Dining Room also offers an extensive wine list to complement your meal. HOURS MON–THU 12–2:30PM FRI 12–2:30PM AND 5:30–10:30PM SAT 11:30AM–2:30PM AND 5:30–10:30PM *Last seating at 8:30PM SUN 11AM–3PM 22 Season Highlights metmuseum.org Gifts That Give Back When you support the Museum through a charitable gift annuity, you are not only securing a lifetime of payments to you or a loved one, but also providing a generous gift to the Met. Annuity rates vary, depending on the beneficiary’s age and the date of first payment. For more information or to establish an annuity, contact the Planned Giving Program at 212-570-3796 or planned.giving@ metmuseum.org. Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Hester Jane Ogle, 1775/76 –1817) and Her Son (Charles Brinsley Sheridan, 1796 –1843) (detail), by John Hoppner, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Carll Tucker, 1965 (65.203) Curatorial Friends Groups Explore a new way to get involved at the Met! Members of Curatorial Friends Groups enjoy unique opportunities to learn about the Museum and its collection, to participate in special programs and events, and to build relationships with curators and others who share similar interests, all in a behindthe-scenes, intimate setting. Further information on each group can be found by visiting www.metmuseum.org/ curatorialfriendsgroups or by contacting the Development Department at 212-650-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Public Viewing David’s “Coronation” at the Louvre (detail), 1810, by Louis Léopold Boilly, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2012 (2012.156) Plan Your Visit DINING AT THE MET Members Dining Room overlooking Central Park is exclusively for Members. Call 212-570-3975 to make a reservation or book a table online by signing in to the MyMet section at www.metmuseum.org. HOURS Open 7 days a week. Sun–Thu 10AM–5:30PM Fri, Sat 10AM–9PM Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Recorded information, 212-535-7710. MEMBERS ADMISSION Petrie Court Café LUNCH: DAILY 11:30AM–4:30PM DINNER: (NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ONLY) 4:30 –8:30PM For reservations or parties of five or more, call 212-570-3964. American Wing Café SUN–THU 10AM–4:30PM FRI–SAT 10AM–8:30PM The Cafeteria SUN–THU 11AM–4:30PM FRI–SAT 11AM–7PM Great Hall Balcony Bar FRI–SAT 4–8:30PM *LAST CALL AT 8:00PM Skip lines by obtaining admission tickets available at membership desks upon entry. NON-MEMBER ADMISSION Recommended: adults, $25; seniors (65 and older), $17; students, $12. ACCESSIBILITY PARKING GARAGE 80th St. and Fifth Ave. Validate parking tickets at the Uris Center Membership Desk for a reduced fee. Visitors with vehicles over 6' 6" should call 212-650-9165. > CONCERTS AND LECTURES To order tickets, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or stop by the box office in the Great Hall. > Street-level entrances are at Fifth Ave. and 81st St. and the Museum parking garage. Taxicabs and other vehicles may drop off passengers with disabilities on the south plaza on Fifth Ave. Wheelchairs are available at coat-check areas. Pick up an access brochure and map at the information desks. Induction loops may be found at select information and admission desks. Please use T-switch. FM assistive listening devices are available for tours and programs. Sign language interpreters may be requested. For more information for visitors with disabilities, e-mail email@example.com or call 212-650-2010. Food and drink cannot be brought into the Museum. Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum. Sketching in the galleries is permitted with pencil only; pens, markers, and pointers are prohibited. Strollers are allowed in all galleries, unless otherwise noted. Lost and Found: 212-570-3981. Backpacks, packages, and large umbrellas must be checked. Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the Museum and cannot be checked. GROUP VISITS Call 212-570-3711 or visit metmuseum.org for information. > COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Tours are offered by request for community groups within New York City. For more information, call 212-396-5170. > > LIBRARIES For information about the Museum’s libraries and research centers, visit metmuseum.org and click on the “Research” tab. > HELPFUL HINTS > > > Volume 47, Number 2, Fall 2014. © 2014 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Members Calendar is published quarterly by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198. Address correspondence concerning this publication to The Members Calendar, Communications Department. E-mail: communications@ metmuseum.org. Send change of address information to membership@ metmuseum.org. > > > > The Metropolitan Museum of Art Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028–0198 Members Calendar Fall 2014 PREVIEWS AND RECEPTIONS Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection Madame Cézanne LECTURES Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENING HOLIDAY RECEPTION AND TREE LIGHTING GALA HOLIDAY DINNER AT THE CLOISTERS one MET. many worlds.