Members Calendar: Summer 2014
Volume 47, Number 1, Summer 2014 © 2014 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Members Calendar Summer 2014 2 Exhibitions and the Collection 1 < Welcome to This Season at the Met The Met is one museum, but holds many worlds, and this season the reach of our global offerings is represented by two outstanding exhibitions. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century dazzles and awes with monumental sculptures — many of which have never before been seen outside their home countries. And our Costume Institute show, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, expands our notions of how a designer works while inaugurating the new Anna Wintour Costume Center. Between these two stunning exhibitions, there are journeys to be made through every culture and medium — Garry Winogrand’s photographs, Goya’s paintings, Dan Graham’s architectural installation, among many others. I hope you’ll join us here soon. 2 < For Members For more information on Members-only events, visit our website SUMMER CELEBRATIONS Summer Fête Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend, Family/Dual. Festive attire, dinner, and dancing in The American Wing. Tickets, $400. For more information, call 212-570-3909. THU JUNE 12, 7–11PM Young Members Party For Members ages 21–35. Tickets $135. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. THU JULY 10, 7:30–11PM Thomas P. Campbell, Director metmuseum.org/members Summer 2014 Members Calendar 3 3 < EVENING RECEPTION Spring Garden Party at The Cloisters President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor. Reception and live music. MON JUNE 2, 5:30–8:30PM VIEWING AND RECEPTION The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt (weather permitting) and Charles James: Beyond Fashion Supporting* viewing and reception. TUE JUNE 24, 6–8:30PM YOUNG MEMBERS SUMMER FRIDAYS For Members ages 21–35. Visit the Museum on Friday evenings and mingle with fellow Members in select dining venues. JUNE 27, JULY 25, AUGUST 29, 5:30–8PM LECTURES Free Members Lectures for Supporting,* Sustaining, Friend, Family/Dual. The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Please present your Membership card for admission. Advance registration is not required. Modern Ladies: Artists and Collectors—From Georgia O’Keeffe to Gertrude Stein Lisa Messinger, former Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art. THU JUNE 5, 11AM SUN JUNE 8, 1 PM PRIVATE DINING AT THE MET Host your next party or special event in one of the Museum’s inspiring dining spaces. Members may rent one of four elegant rooms for private parties through out the year. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit metmuseum.org/celebrations. See “Exhibitions and the Collection,” pages 4–13, and “Summer Programs,” pages 14–19, for more events and programs. *Supporting includes President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Met Family Circle, Apollo Circle Patron, and Apollo Circle Members. 1 On the cover: Buddha (detail), second half of the seventh century, Central Thailand, sandstone. National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand Black Iris, 1926, by Georgia 2 O’Keeffe, oil on canvas. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1969 (69.278.1). See “Lectures” above. Gertrude Stein, 1905–6, by 3 Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas. Bequest of Gertrude Stein, 1946 (47.106) © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. See “Lectures” above. The Cathedrals of Broadway (detail), 1929, by Florine Stettheimer, oil on canvas. Gift of Ettie Stettheimer, 1953 (53.24.3). See “Lectures” above. 4 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org June 27–September 21, 2014 The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B. Cohen Gallery, Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery, and The Howard Gilman Gallery, Drawings and Prints, 2nd floor RELATED PROGRAMS SUNDAY AT THE MET Tod Papageorge, Jeff L. Rosenheim, and Leo Rubinfien, speakers SUN JUNE 29, 3PM For more information, see page 17. Garry Winogrand This retrospective of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century features approximately 175 of the artist’s best-known photographs from his 30-year career. Winogrand (1928–1984) emerged from the 1950s to become one of the principal voices of the eruptive 1960s and early 1970s. The show is the first reappraisal of the artist’s photographs since 1989. Organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. International tour sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Leadership support provided by Randi and Bob Fisher. In New York, made possible by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Additional support provided by The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation. GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour FRI JULY 11, 10:30AM SAT AUGUST 16, 10:30AM GALLERY 691 Exhibition Tour— A Photographer’s Perspective FRI JULY 25, 6:30PM, GALLERY 691 STUDIO WORKSHOP Shooting Street Photography: Inspired by Garry Winogrand Practice photographing scenes and portraits “on the street” in this two-part course. Natan Dvir, photographer. $195, plus $20 for materials, Museum admission included. To register, visit metmuseum.org/artmaking. SAT JULY 12 AND 19, 10:30AM–4:30PM TEEN PROGRAM Digital Stories: Photography and Blogging Ages 15–18. Shoot images of New York, learn how to tell com pelling stories, and blog about city life. Apply by June 1, 2014, at metmuseum.org /learn / for-teens. MON–THU JULY 14–24, 10AM–4PM Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Summer 2014 Members Calendar RELATED PROGRAM GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour FRI JUNE 13, 10:30AM SAT JULY 5, 10:30AM MON JULY 14, 10:30AM Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 899. 5 Through July 27, 2014 The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century This first international loan exhibition devoted to the early art of Southeast Asia features the results of recent researches in art history and archaeology. The 160 sculptures on view—from Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam—provide a unique window onto these forgotten cultures. Made possible by the Placido Arango Fund, the Fred Eychaner Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Jim Thompson America, Inc. and Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd. Opposite page: El Morocco, New York, 1955, by Garry Winogrand, gelatin silver print. Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 1992 (1992.5107) © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco This page: Buddha (detail), second half of the seventh century, Central Thailand, sandstone. National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–19 6 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org Through August 10, 2014 New Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery and Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, ground floor, and Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st floor RELATED PROGRAMS MEMBERS VIEWING AND RECEPTION TUE JUNE 24, 6–8:30PM For more detailed information see page 3. SUNDAY AT THE MET Jan Glier Reeder, speaker SUN JUNE 22, 3PM For more information, see page 17. Charles James: Beyond Fashion This inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978), whose ball gowns and innovative tailoring continue to influence fashion designers today. James’s revolutionary creative process is revealed through approximately 70 of his most notable designs, as well as sketches, patterns, swatches, video animations, and more. Made possible by AERIN. Additional support provided by Condé Nast. DROP-IN DRAWING Fabric on Figures: Ancient Sculpture FRI JULY 18, 6:30–8:30PM, LEON LEVY AND SHELBY WHITE COURT ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS Creating Fashion Experience the world of a fashion studio and leave with your own wearable accessory. Mark, stitch, slash, and wrap alongside fashion design professionals who will demonstrate designing, drafting, and wearing fashions. SAT JULY 26, 1–4PM, CARSON FAMILY HALL Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Summer 2014 Members Calendar RELATED PROGRAMS MEMBERS VIEWING AND RECEPTION TUE JUNE 24, 6–8:30PM For more detailed information see page 3. RELATED GALLERY TOUR Conversation with a Curator— Dan Graham Sculpture, Modern and Contemporary Art Ian Alteveer THU JULY 10, 2PM, VÉLEZ BLANCO PATIO 7 GALLERY TOURS Dan Graham: In Focus Jacqueline Terrassa FRI AUGUST 15, 11AM MON AUGUST 25, 11AM VÉLEZ BLANCO PATIO Through November 2, 2014 The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt Part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper façade, Dan Graham’s installation comprises curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows in an entirely new terrain conceived in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt. Employing references from historic garden design to contemporary architecture, Graham’s commission engages with issues of urbanity, public space, and the viewer’s own experience within it. Made possible by Bloomberg. Additional support provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky. Opposite page: Charles James Ball Gowns, 1948. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Beaton/Vogue/ Condé Nast Archive. Copyright © Condé Nast This page: Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces (installation view), 2000, by Dan Graham. Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–19 8 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org Through August 3, 2014 European Paintings, 2nd floor Goya and the Altamira Family One of the Museum’s most beloved Old Master paintings, the so-called Red Boy by Goya, is among five portraits of members of the Altamira family on view in this small exhibition. All but one are by Goya. This is the first time these family portraits are being seen together as a group. Made possible by the Placido Arango Fund. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the assistance of the Consulate of Spain in New York. Through August 17, 2014 Florence and Herbert Irving Asian Wing, Asian Art, 2nd floor Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy—Selections from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang More than 40 outstanding examples of calligraphy created by leading masters from the 14th through the 19th centuries present key concepts of format, script type, and style. The works on view range from towering scrolls designed to fill reception halls to works of great intimacy meant to be enjoyed by a lone scholar in his studio. GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Joseph Scheier-Dolberg FRI JUNE 20, 10:30AM, GALLERY 210 Eleanor Hyun MON AUGUST 11, 10:30AM, GALLERY 210 Through October 26, 2014 Robert Lehman Wing, 1st floor The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design Some 30 works from across the Museum highlight the accomplishments of Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti from the 1860s through the 1890s. Their new vision of beauty, inspired by medieval and early Renaissance exemplars, produced a dynamic interaction between the fine and decorative arts. Made possible by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust. SUNDAY STUDIO Brush and Water: Chinese Calligraphy SUN JULY 6, 1–4PM SUN JULY 20, 1–4PM THE ASTOR COURT HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Traditional Chinese Calligraphy SAT JULY 12, 1–4PM SUN JULY 13, 1–4PM FLORENCE AND HERBERT IRVING ASIAN WING, 2ND FLOOR GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. Meet in Gallery 955. Constance McPhee FRI JUNE 6, 10:30AM Jason Rosenfeld SAT JULY 12, 10:30AM Alison Hokanson FRI AUGUST 8, 10:30AM All three tours Also on View June 30–September 28, 2014 Tiepolo Caricatures from the Robert Lehman Collection Through June 29, 2014 Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West Through July 6, 2014 Chinese Court Costume Through July 20, 2014 William Morris: Textiles and Wallpapers Through August 13, 2014 Design Motifs in Byzantine Art SHORT COURSE Pre-Raphaelites at the Met Three-session course. $150, Museum admission included. To register, visit metmuseum.org/courses-and-workshops. THU JUNE 12, 19, 26, 2–4PM Programs for The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy continue on page 19. Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Summer 2014 Members Calendar 9 3 < 1 > 2 > 4 < 1 From Tiepolo Caricatures: 2 Caricature of a Fat Man, Seen From Behind, 1760 (?), by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, pen and black ink, gray wash. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.459) From The Pre-Raphaelite 3 From Goya and the Altamira 4 Legacy : The Love Song Family : Manuel Osorio (detail), 1868–77, by Sir Manrique de Zuñiga Edward Burne-Jones, oil on (1784–1792), 1787–88, by canvas. The Alfred N. Punnett Goya (Francisco de Goya y Endowment Fund, 1947 Lucientes), oil on canvas. The (47.26) Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.41) From Out of Character : The Thousand-Character Classic in clerical script (detail), 1561, by Wen Peng, 85 leaf album, ink on paper. Courtesy Guanyuan Shanzhuang Collection For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–19 10 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org 2 < 1 > 3 < 1 From The Nelson A. Rockefeller 2 Vision: Male Figure with Raised Arms, 16th–20th century, Mali, Tintam village, Dogon peoples, wood, patina. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1969 (1978.412.322) From Now You See It: Jimmy “One Eye” Collins After Arraignment, 1946, by Bill Wasilevich, gelatin silver print. Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2008 (2008.125). © Steve Shapiro/ Corbis 3 From Unique by Design: “Monte Fiascone” Brooch, 1988, by Manfred Bischoff, gold-plated silver, coral. Gift of Donna Schneier, 2013 (2013.602.8) Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Summer 2014 Members Calendar 11 Through August 18, 2014 Wrightsman Exhibition Gallery, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 1st floor Through September 1, 2014 Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, Photographs, 2nd floor Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910) Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection features works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Elizabeth Sullivan SAT JUNE 21, 10:30AM, GALLERY 521 SAT AUGUST 9, 10:30AM, GALLERY 521 Now You See It: Photography and Concealment This installation of works from the Met’s collection focuses on the interplay between concealment and revelation in contemporary photography and video art. In addition to works by con temporary artists, a selection of related older photographs by Pierre-Louis Pierson, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and others are also on view. GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour Mia Fineman MON JUNE 9, 10:30AM, GALLERY 851 Marian Cohen SAT JULY 19, 10:30AM, GALLERY 851 Through August 31, 2014 Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Modern and Contemporary Art, 1st floor Also on View Through August 10, 2014 Celestial Steeds: A Celebration of the Year of the Horse Through September 1, 2014 Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection Through September 1, 2014 Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul Through October 5, 2014 The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Through October 31, 2014 Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick Through December 7, 2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection This presentation features the work of some 88 jewelers from 19 countries dating from the 1960s to the present. The period, one of dramatic change in jewelry making, saw jewelers breaking with tradition and aligning their works within larger artistic movements and becoming interested in new materials and forms. STUDIO WORKSHOP Sculpting and Casting Jewelry Discover the secrets of creating jewelry with found objects and epoxy resin in this one-day workshop. Susan Kasson Sloan, jeweler. $65, plus $10 for materials, Museum admission included. To register, visit metmuseum.org/artmaking. SAT JUNE 7, 1–6PM For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–19 12 Exhibitions and the Collection metmuseum.org June 30, 2014–May 31, 2015 Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Modern and Contemporary Art, 1st floor Through September 7, 2014 The Sackler Wing Galleries, Asian Art, 2nd 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, the 10 geometric figures set within squares were prepared by four drafters over 20 days and will remain on view until May 31, 2015, at which time they will be painted over. Courtesy of The Estate of Sol LeWitt. Made possible by The Modern Circle. The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection This exhibition of one of the finest private collections of Japanese paintings outside Japan focuses on more than 90 masterworks dating to the Edo period (1615–1868). Many of the works on view are being exhibited in America for the first time. Made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Fund. August 5, 2014–January 11, 2015 The Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery, Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, 2nd floor GALLERY TOURS Exhibition Tour John Carpenter Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. SAT JUNE 7, 11AM MON JULY 21, 11AM FRI AUGUST 22, 6:30PM Exhibition Tour Midori Oka MON JUNE 16, 10:30AM Exhibition Tour—Decorative Arts Monika Bincsik SAT JUNE 28, 10:30AM FRI AUGUST 29, 10:30AM All tours meet in Gallery 225. Mysticism and Music in Iran: The Art of Ostad Elahi (1895–1975) Ostad Elahi was a Persian thinker, musician, and jurist whose transformation of the art of tanbūr — an ancient longnecked lute — paralleled his innovative approach to the quest for self-knowledge. This presentation documents the inseparable, mutually transformative relationship between player and instrument by using rare instruments and artworks from the Museum’s collection. DROP-IN DRAWING Flow and Foliage FRI AUGUST 15, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 228, THE SACKLER WING GALLERIES Last Chance Through June 8, 2014 Cleopatra’s Needle Through June 8, 2014 Early Renaissance Drawing in Verona Through June 8, 2014 Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations Through June 15, 2014 Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles Audio Guide Accompanied by a catalogue Assistive listening devices Summer 2014 Members Calendar 13 The Cloisters Museum and Gardens With its mixture of gardens and galleries, the Museum’s branch devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe offers the perfect destination for a memorable summer outing. Enjoy stunning views of the upper Hudson River, explore the collection, and find respite in cultivated gardens that are typical of monastic and pleasure gardens of the Middle Ages. SUMMER HOURS DAILY 10AM–5:15PM PROGRAMS TOURS Garden Tours DAILY, 1PM HIGHLIGHTS TOURS MON–FRI AND SUN, 3PM CONVERSATION WITH A CURATOR/ CONSERVATOR 20-minute informal conversations. C. Griffith Mann FRI JUNE 6, 2PM Caleb Leech FRI AUGUST 1, 2:30PM THE TRIE CAFÉ Located in the covered walkway surrounding the Trie Cloister, the café is open from April to October. For more Cloisters programs, see page 19. “Bonnefont” Cloister garden For more of this season’s programs, see pages 14–19 14 Summer Programs metmuseum.org Summer 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 ART-MAKING PROGRAMS Left: For Sunday Studio, “Pose and Portraits,” Mrs. Mayer and Daughter, 1835–40, by Ammi Phillips, oil on canvas. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1962 (62.256.2) Right: For Drop-in Drawing, “Texture: Oceanic Art,” Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century, Indonesia, Papua Province (Irian Jaya), Ambisu village, Ajip River, fiber, sago palm leaves, wood, paint. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mrs. Mary C. Rockefeller, 1965 (1978.412.1282a) DROP-IN DRAWING SUNDAY STUDIO Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Each session focuses on a different art form with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies pro vided. Ongoing instruction, 1–4 p.m. See also pages 4, 6, and 8. Join talented art instructors in the galleries for fun, informal sketching. Come and go as you like between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Texture: Oceanic Art FRI JUNE 6, GALLERY 354 Line and Contour: Assyrian Art FRI JUNE 20, GALLERY 401, RAYMOND AND BEVERLY SACKLER GALLERY FOR ASSYRIAN ART Details and Mechanisms: Decorative Objects FRI AUGUST 1, GALLERY 554 Furniture and 3D Design: American Art SUN JUNE 8 SUN JUNE 22 GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT Pose and Portraits: American Art SUN AUGUST 3 SUN AUGUST 17 THE AMERICAN WING, 2ND FLOOR Audio Guide Assistive listening devices Sign language interpretation For visitors with vision loss Family and teen programs American Sign Language metmuseum.org/events Summer 2014 Members Calendar 15 TALKS AND TOURS Presented by educators, curators, conservators, and advanced students of art history. They start in Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio (VBP), unless noted at exhibition entrance. In addition, Museum-trained volunteers lead daily guided tours of the Met’s collection in English and other languages through out the summer. From June 17 through August 8, college students also give regularly scheduled high lights and special topics tours as part of their summer internships. For both types of tours, check the website or inquire at the infor mation desks for topics, schedule, and points of departure. Gilbert Stuart: Capturing the Face of a New Nation Lois Stainman Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. WED JUNE 4, 11AM WED JULY 16, 11AM TUE AUGUST 12, 11AM The Figure in 19th-Century American Sculpture Jessica Murphy WED JUNE 11, 11AM THU JULY 31, 11AM TUE AUGUST 26, 11AM Conversation with a Conservator—A Quatrefoil Ushak Carpet, Islamic Art Giulia Chiostrini THU JUNE 5, 11AM Conversation with a Curator— Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, Medieval Art C. Griffith Mann THU JUNE 12, 11AM The Human Figure in Middle Eastern Art Erica Ehrenberg SUN JUNE 1, 11AM SAT AUGUST 16, 4PM SUN AUGUST 17, 11AM El Greco’s Figures Inés Powell Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. FRI JUNE 6, 6:30PM TUE JUNE 17, 11AM The Moving Body in European Paintings Elizabeth Perkins Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. FRI JUNE 13, 6:30PM FRI JULY 11, 6:30PM FRI AUGUST 1, 6:30PM Exhibition Tour—Cleopatra’s Needle Janice Kamrin Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance. MON JUNE 2, 10:30AM, GALLERY 136 Breaking the Rules: Painting the Modern Figure Deborah Goldberg SAT JUNE 7, 4PM SUN JULY 20, 11AM WED AUGUST 27, 11AM Looking at Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection Allison Rudnick SAT JUNE 14, 10:30AM FRI AUGUST 22, 10:30AM The Sacred Body in Medieval Art Jennifer Ball TUE JUNE 3, 11AM Figuratively Speaking: Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins Jennifer Mock TUE JUNE 10, 11AM WED JUNE 25, 11AM TUE JULY 29, 11AM Renaissance Bodies: The Figure in Decorative Arts Deborah Krohn SUN JUNE 15, 11AM WED AUGUST 13, 11AM Audio Guide Sponsored by 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. 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! Left: For “Figuratively Speaking: Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins,”Snap the Whip (detail), 1872, by Winslow Homer, oil on canvas. Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1950 (50.41) Right: For “Conversation with a Curator,”Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, 14th and 15th century, made in Tuscany, Italy, gilded copper, gilded silver, rock crystal, verre églomisé. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.504) 16 Summer Programs metmuseum.org Decoding Ancient Egyptian Figures Marissa Schlesinger Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at VBP. SAT JULY 5, 4PM SAT AUGUST 2, 4PM SUN AUGUST 31, 11AM Artists on Artworks— Sheree Hovsepian Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI AUGUST 15, 6:30PM People Watching Marianna Siciliano TUE JULY 8, 11AM FRI AUGUST 8, 6:30PM WED AUGUST 20, 11AM Conversation with an Educator— El Anatsui’s Between Earth and Heaven, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Marianna Siciliano THU AUGUST 21, 11AM The Figure in Early Indian Sculpture John Guy WED JUNE 18, 11AM THU JULY 10, 11AM TUE AUGUST 5, 11AM Conversation with an Educator— Morris Louis’s Untitled, Modern and Contemporary Art Jacqueline Terrassa THU JULY 17, 11AM Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—Expressing through the Body THU AUGUST 28, 11AM Conversation with an Educator— Jean-Baptiste Greuze’s Broken Eggs, European Paintings Alice Schwarz THU JUNE 19, 11AM Architectural History of the Met Debra Cole FRI JULY 18, 6:15PM No voice interpretation Artists on Artworks—Bret Slater Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI JUNE 20, 6:30PM Artists on Artworks— Valerie Hegarty Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at VBP. FRI JULY 18, 6:30PM Museum Graduate Interns con duct Gallery Talks on their specialties, June 20–August 8. Check the information desks or online calendar for the schedule, titles, topics, and speakers. They start in Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio. SUMMER GRADUATE INTERN TALKS THE OBSERVANT EYE Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—Material Meets the Written Word Alice Hunsberger and Yana van Dyke THU JUNE 26, 11AM Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation—From Table to Still Life Michael Twitty and Alice Schwarz THU JULY 24, 11AM For college and graduate students, along with other young adults. 7–8 p.m. Meet in Carson Family Hall. Registration required at metmuseum.org/observanteye. Sculpting the Figure in the Greek and Roman Galleries FRI JUNE 13 Configuring Perfection: Idealized Bodies and Spaces in 17th-Century Dutch Painting FRI JUNE 20 Medieval Miracles: The Use of the Figure in a 15th-Century Altarpiece FRI JULY 11 Transforming the Figure in Early 20th-Century Painting FRI JULY 25 The Figure Comes of Age in Greek and Roman Art Jean Sorabella SUN JUNE 29, 11AM SUN AUGUST 24, 11AM SAT AUGUST 30, 11AM An Ideal Form: The Figure in African Art Kristen Windmuller-Luna SUN AUGUST 3, 11AM TUE AUGUST 19, 11AM SAT AUGUST 23, 4PM The Person Within: The Figure and Interior Spaces Monica Mariño TUE JULY 1, 11AM WED JULY 23, 11AM WED AUGUST 6, 11AM Conversation with a Conservator—Thetis Transporting Arms for Achilles, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Linda Borsch THU AUGUST 7, 11AM HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Conversation with a Curator— Vishnu from Kashmir, Asian Art Kurt Behrendt THU JULY 3, 11AM Conversation with a Curator— Tabla, Musical Instruments Allen Roda THU AUGUST 14, 11AM 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. Medieval Metal SAT JUNE 14 SUN JUNE 15 Painted Portraits SAT AUGUST 9 SUN AUGUST 10 Top: For “People Watching,” The Parc Monceau, 1878, by Claude Monet, oil on canvas. The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1959 (59.142) Summer 2014 Members Calendar 17 1 > 3 < 2 > Sunday at the Met Provocative afternoon panels, presentations, and demonstrations highlight exhibitions and the collection. This summer, hear how music inspired a 19th-century British artist, view the streets of New York through Garry Winogrand’s camera lens, and be lured by the seductive appeal and innovative tailoring of designer Charles James’s creations. FEATURED EVENTS The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design Words and music evoke the era. Tim Barringer, Melanie Russell, Steven Wilson SUN JUNE 15, 3PM, THE GRACE RAINEY ROGERS AUDITORIUM Libidinous Lines and the Anatomy of Glamour Learn how Charles James translated human anatomy into erotically based designs. Jan Glier Reeder, speaker SUN JUNE 22, 3PM, THE GRACE RAINEY ROGERS AUDITORIUM 1 New York, 1968, by Garry 3 Nancy James in Charles Winogrand, gelatin silver print. James Swan Gown, 1955. SFMOMA, gift of Dr. L.F. Peede, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Jr. © The Estate of Garry The Cecil Beaton Studio Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Archive at Sotheby’s Gallery, San Francisco 2 Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Photographs, will be one of three speakers at the June 29 Sunday at the Met on Garry Winogrand. Above, Jeff at a previous Sunday at the Met on photography and the Civil War. Photo: Tanya Ahmed Garry Winogrand Examine Garry Winogrand’s photographs of daily life in postwar America and 1960s New York City. Tod Papageorge, Jeff L. Rosenheim, and Leo Rubinfien, speakers SUN JUNE 29, 3PM, THE GRACE RAINEY ROGERS AUDITORIUM 18 Summer Programs metmuseum.org MET ESCAPES For people with dementia and their care partners. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and multisensory activities. WED JUNE 11, 2–3:30PM WED JUNE 18, 2–3:30PM MON JUNE 30, 2–3:30PM WED JULY 16, 2–3:30PM SUN JULY 27, 11AM–12:30PM WED AUGUST 13, 2–3:30PM WED AUGUST 27, 2–3:30PM FAMILY AND TEEN PROGRAMS LECTURES AND PANELS Spark: Spirit in Sound and Space: A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt Neuroscientist Robert Zatorre, architect Steven Holl, and theologian Peter Bouteneff dis cuss Arvo Pärt’s music in relation to the brain, spirituality, and creating spaces for music. $30. WED JUNE 11, 6PM, GRR GALLERY CONCERTS Craig Thatcher and Dick Boak, guitars A celebration of the exhibition Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin. Concert immediately followed by tour of the Musical Instruments galleries. WED JUNE 4, 2:30PM, ROBERT LEHMAN WING COURT Diane Ponzio, guitar In conjunction with the exhibition Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin, singer-songwriter Diane Ponzio performs an informal concert on a Martin guitar. FRI JUNE 13, 6:30–8:30PM, GALLERY 700, THE CHARLES ENGELHARD COURT Music Series Featuring the Middle East and South Asia FRI JUNE 20, 6–7PM FRI JULY 18, 6–7PM FRI AUGUST 15, 6–7PM GALLERY 456, PATTI CADBY BIRCH COURT 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. COURSES AND WORKSHOPS SHORT COURSES See The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy, page 8. FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 18 MONTHS–3 YEARS Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library Monday–Friday, 10:30–11 a.m. (no program July 4). Look, listen, and have fun with picture books. Museum admission is not required. Space is limited; first come, first served. NOLEN LIBRARY, URIS CENTER FOR EDUCATION STUDIO WORKSHOPS See Garry Winogrand, page 4, and Unique by Design, page 11. CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES Gloria—A Pig Tale The New York Philharmonic’s Alan Gilbert conducts and Doug Fitch, of Giants Are Small, sets the scene for this humorous opera that explores life in excess through the imaginative world of a heroine pig, Gloria. $60. SUN JUNE 1, 2PM, GRR FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 3–7 Start with Art at the Met Selected Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1 hour. Sketch, explore, listen to stories, and discover the meaning of art. Start with Art at the Met Plus Monthly, Sunday afternoons, 90 minutes. Gallery experiences plus art-making activities. Storytime in Nolen Library Sunday, 2–2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, 3–3:30 p.m. (see the website for schedule exceptions). Hear stories and then explore the galleries on a selfguided hunt. Museum admission is not required for the library portion of this program. Space is limited; first come, first served. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. NOLEN LIBRARY, URIS CENTER FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES The Road to Jajouka A performance celebrating Jajouka’s rich musical and cultural traditions, featuring musicians Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismailey, and DJ Logic as well as Jajouka musicians. Tickets starting at $40. SAT JUNE 14, 7PM, GRR I Was Here I Was I Artists-in-residence Alarm Will Sound with Kate Soper, composer, and Nigel Maister, director and librettist. A new music theater work in three acts using spoken text, song, and music created for The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. $60 FRI JUNE 20, 7PM 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, e-mail email@example.com, or visit metmuseum.org/events/ visitorsdisabilities for information. PICTURE THIS! For visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Detailed descriptions and tactile experiences make works of art accessible. Charles James: Beyond Fashion THU JUNE 12, 2–3:30PM Summer 2014 Members Calendar 19 FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 5–12 Art Trek Selected Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1 hour. Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. Art Trek Plus Monthly, Sunday afternoons, 90 minutes. Gallery experiences, performances, and more. The Cloisters Continued from page 13 GALLERY TALKS Closed In, But Not Closed Out: Medieval Religious Life Mike Norris SAT AUGUST 23 The Cloisters: A Rockefeller Dream of Transformation Xavier Seubert SAT AUGUST 30 The following are at noon and 2 p.m. Free to individual visitors with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. Foreigners and Outsiders in Medieval Art Mark Cruse SUN JUNE 1 Garden Days SAT JUNE 7 SUN JUNE 8 Poised on the Spanish Frontier: The Chapel of San Martín de Fuentidueña Sigrid Goldiner SAT JUNE 14 Monsters and Marvels Frederica Law-Turner SAT JUNE 21 Relics, Tombs, and Masses: Medieval Rituals of the Dead Xavier Seubert SAT JUNE 28 Adornment in the Middle Ages Elizabeth Williams SAT JULY 5 The Image Before Perspective Nathaniel Prottas SUN JULY 6 Cities, Crowds, and Surveillance in Late Medieval Art Sarah Lipton SAT JULY 12 The Art of Monasticism Lauren Mancia SAT JULY 19 German Art at The Cloisters Carol Schuler SAT JULY 26 The Annunciation: Theme and Variations Olivia Powell SAT AUGUST 2 Air in Medieval Material Culture Jeanne-Marie Musto SUN AUGUST 3 El Camino, the Road to Santiago de Compostela Nancy Wu SAT AUGUST 9 Materials and Techniques of Medieval Art Emma Wegner SAT AUGUST 16 GALLERY TALKS BY COLLEGE INTERNS 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 de scrip tions, and to register, go to metmuseum .org/learn/for-teens. FOR TEENS AGES 11–18 Free with Museum admission, these talks take place July 29–August 1 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meet in the Main Hall. GALLERY WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES Hour-long programs for children ages 4–12 and their families; free with Museum admission. Meet in the Main Hall at 1 p.m. FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES See pages 14 and 16 for topics and locations for Sunday Studio, Drop-in Drawing, How Did They Do That?, and other multigenerational programs. Art and Nature Maggie Dougherty SAT JUNE 1 The Medieval Knight Dustin Aaron SAT JUNE 21 From Head to Toe Zoe Tippl SAT JULY 5 Heroes and Heroines Theresa Raniolo SUN JULY 6 A Medieval Feast Gwen Mayhew SAT JULY 19 Dogs! Zoe Tippl SAT AUGUST 2 Wild Beasts of the Medieval World Katherine Werwie SUN AUGUST 3 Medieval Learning Nora Gorman SAT AUGUST 16 ALSO OF INTEREST Museum Mile Festival Walk the mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets while visiting nine of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, all open free to the public throughout the evening. TUE JUNE 10, 6–9PM The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy Continued from page 8 SUNDAY AT THE MET Tim Barringer, Melanie Russell, Steven Wilson SUN JUNE 15, 3PM For more information, see page 17. BILINGUAL FAMILY GALLERY WORKSHOPS PERFORMANCE The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy in Sound Space is limited; first come, first served. Meet in Gallery 955. SUN JULY 27, 11AM SUN JULY 27, 1PM 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. Columns and Capitals SAT JUNE 28 The Medieval Castle SAT JULY 26 Real and Imaginary Animals of the Middle Ages SAT AUGUST 30 For more information on these and other programs, call 212-923-3700 or visit metmuseum.org/cloisters. TEEN PROGRAM Painting Experiments Ages 15–18. Play with materials in un expected ways. Register at metmuseum.org/learn/for-teens. MON–FRI JULY 28–AUGUST 1, 1–4PM 20 Season Highlights metmuseum.org Met Museum Presents A groundbreaking series of performances and talks explores contemporary issues through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Shown here is a highlight from the current season, the opera Gloria — A Pig Tale. Looking ahead to the 2014–15 season, artists-in-residence The Civilians will create original works of theater, and string quartet Attacca joins for a year-long music residency. In performance on June 1, Gloria — A Pig Tale is a humorous opera that explores life in excess and is set in the imaginative world of pig Gloria. Featured Events SUN June 1, 2PM Gloria — A Pig Tale $60. For more information, see page 18. WED June 11, 6PM Spark: Spirit in Sound and Space: A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt Tickets starting at $30. For more information, see page 18. SAT June 14, 7PM The Road to Jajouka Tickets starting at $40. For more information, see page 18. FRI June 20, 7PM I Was Here I Was I $60. For more information, see page 18. For more information, call 212-570-3949 or vist metmuseum.org/tickets Summer 2014 Members Calendar 21 The Balcony Lounge Exclusively for Supporting* and Sustaining Members, this sophisticated space is the perfect place to relax during your visit. Enjoy beverages and light snacks for purchase, reading material, Wi-Fi, and complimentary wine tastings on the first Friday and Saturday of every month. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/ balconylounge. To upgrade your Membership, call 212-570-3753. *Supporting includes President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Met Family Circle, Apollo Circle Patron, and Apollo Circle Members. The Balcony Lounge, right, is located on the second floor, adjacent to the Great Hall Balcony. Travel with the Met Venture abroad with the Metropolitan Museum’s curators and educators to gain new insights and fresh perspectives on art and culture. More than just a vacation, a Travel with the Met international exploration combines curatorial expertise and behind-the-scenes access with spectacular itineraries and interesting companionship. Programs are offered yearround to more than two dozen destinations. UPCOMING TRIPS OCTOBER 15–29, 2014 South American Highlights: Atacama Desert, Easter Island, and Machu Picchu Land Rate: $13,995 NOVEMBER 12–23, 2014 Tracing Ancient Buddhism: A Journey to Sri Lanka Land Rate: $7,750 For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/travel, call 212-650-2110, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Statues at Gangaramaya Temple, Sri Lanka 22 Season Highlights metmuseum.org Petrie Court Café Set against the backdrop of Central Park, this European-style restaurant serves à la carte lunch and afternoon tea. The lunch menu features hot and cold entrées; salads; small plates; artisanal cheeses; desserts; and local, domestic, and imported wines. Additionally, themed prix fixe and cocktail menus inspired by the culture and artists of major exhibitions are offered throughout the year. HOURS Lunch MON–SUN 11:30AM–4:30PM Afternoon tea MON–SUN 11:30–4:30PM Summer on the Roof Garden The Metropolitan Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden (open April–November, weather permitting) displays modern works of art set against the spectacular backdrop of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Enjoy refreshments from the Roof Garden Café in one of New York’s most dramatic rooftop sculpture gardens. See page 7 for this year’s installation, The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt. The Roof Garden Café’s Martini Bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings, 5:30–8:15, weather permitting. Plan Your Visit DINING AT THE MET Members Dining Room over looking 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. Petrie Court Café SUN–THU 11:30AM–4:30PM FRI–SAT 11:30AM–9PM *LAST SEATING AT 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 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. 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. 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 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 > 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. > > > > > HELPFUL HINTS > 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. Volume 47, Number 1, Summer 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. > > > 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. > The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028–0198 Members Calendar Summer 2014 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid The Metropolitan Museum of Art VIEWINGS AND RECEPTIONS Spring Garden Party at The Cloisters Charles James: Beyond Fashion and The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt LECTURE Modern Ladies: Artists and Collectors—From Georgia O’Keeffe to Gertrude Stein SUMMER CELEBRATIONS Summer Fête Young Members Party one MET. many worlds.