Met Museum Presents: Spring 2014 Season
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SPRING 2014 SEASON DANCE HEGINBOTHAM “Twinned” (page 4) CHAMBER OPERA AT THE MET A celebration of live theater, imagery, music, movement, and poetry GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA Monteverdi Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Lembit Beecher I Have No Stories to Tell You (World Premiere) This site-specific production by the endlessly inventive Gotham Chamber Opera features Monteverdi’s eerily relevant story of two warriors—one Christian, one Muslim—clashing in battle, staged in the Met’s Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court, followed by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch’s response to the Monteverdi work, performed in the Medieval Sculpture Hall. I Have No Stories to Tell You mines the aftereffects of war through the story of a soldier’s return home from the battlefield. Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm: $175 Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm: $175 Presented in the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court and in the Medieval Sculpture Hall Unreserved seating A Co-Presentation by Gotham Chamber Opera and Met Museum Presents Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956). War, 1947. Ink and colored pencils on paper; 20 5/8 x 26 in. (52.4 x 66 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, in memory of Jackson Pollock, 1982 (1982.147.25). © 2013 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York ALARM WILL SOUND In The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing I Was Here I Was I Bring the kids for $1 ages 7–16 A New Music Theater Work in Three Acts Kate Soper, Composer Nigel Maister, Director/Librettist Alan Pierson, Conductor with Alarm Will Sound A 19th-century woman sails down the Nile discovering beauty and brutality in equal measure. Two Nubian brothers drown in the river, setting in motion a chain of events that will see their temple saved from a similar fate millennia later. A contemporary tourist confronts The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Fifth Avenue. I Was Here I Was I is an immersive experience, incorporating spoken text, song, and music. Friday, June 20 at 7 pm: $60 The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Unreserved seating Commissioned for the Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art and The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. The Temple of Dendur, ca. 15 B.C. Roman Period. Aeolian Sandstone; L. from gate to rear of temple 24 m, 60 cm (82 ft.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Given to the United States by Egypt in 1965, awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, and installed in The Sackler Wing in 1978 (68.154) 2 metmuseum.org/tickets GLORIA—A PIG TALE Bring the kids for $1 ages 7–16 A rollicking tale of social expectations and aspirations from the brilliant creative duo Alan Gilbert (New York Philharmonic) and Doug Fitch (Giants Are Small), this humorous opera explores life in excess, all set in the imaginative world of the heroine pig, Gloria. A deliciously wicked production with the singular musical dialect of HK Gruber. Thursday, May 29 at 7pm Friday, May 30 at 7pm Sunday, June 1 at 2pm Single tickets: $60 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium These performances are part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, an 11-day exploration of today’s music. More info at nyphil.org/biennial HK Gruber, Composer Alan Gilbert, Conductor Doug Fitch, Director/Designer Giants Are Small, Production Edouard Getaz, Producer In collaboration with The Juilliard School Lauren Snouffer, Soprano Brenda Patterson, Mezzo-Soprano Carlton Ford, Baritone Alexander Lewis, Tenor Kevin Burdette, Bass Axiom Ensemble “This isn’t grand opera but a brilliant change from the traditionally tried and trusted. If contemporary opera can poke fun at its own traditions so successfully, the audience is jolly lucky!” —Hamburger Abendblatt Drawing by Doug Fitch metmuseum.org/tickets 3 ALARM WILL SOUND Hailed by New York Magazine as “the Seal Team Six of new music,” Alarm Will Sound creates unique and thrilling performance experiences. Just beyond the cutting edge of music, dance and theater, this hugely respected and highly accomplished group of performer-composers turns its collective imagination for one year to the Met’s collections and galleries. Bring the kids for $1 ages 7–16 Twinned In this site-specific dance performance created for The Charles Engelhard Court, Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham pair movement with the music of Tyondai Braxton, Aphex Twin, and Edgard Varèse. The program includes the world premiere of Fly By Wire (2014). Thursday, February 20 at 7 pm: $60 The Charles Engelhard Court Unreserved seating I Was Here I Was I A new music theater work by Kate Soper (music) and Nigel Maister (text and direction), commissioned for the Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art and The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. See page 2 for full description. Friday, June 20 at 7 pm: $60 The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Unreserved seating Alarm Will Sound © Eileen Travell, The Photograph Studio, MMA Dance Heginbotham © Rebecca Greenfield 4 metmuseum.org/tickets MUSIC & IDEAS The Hilliard Ensemble in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing “The astounding melding of the voices…is simply that, astounding, other-worldly. The Hilliard Ensemble are without a doubt one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world.” —The Globe and Mail FAREWELL APPEARANCE Don’t miss a rare opportunity to experience The Hilliard Ensemble, one of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, in the magical setting of The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Wednesday, January 22 at 7 pm: $65 The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Unreserved seating Judy Collins: Coming Home Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Judy Collins returns to the Metropolitan Museum with a night of her favorite Celtic folk songs, stories, and hits that created the backbone of American folk music. It’s a night not to be missed! Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm: $75 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglass” Debate Harold Holzer, historian Norm Lewis, Tony Award–Nominated Actor and Singer (Porgy and Bess, ABC’s Scandal) Stephen Lang, Tony Award–Nominated Actor (The Speed of Darkness, Avatar) Though they met at the White House several times and regularly exchanged views, Lincoln and Douglass never publicly debated. This is the LincolnDouglass debate that never happened: using the words from their correspondence and commentary, illustrated by period paintings, photographs, and sculptures, historian Harold Holzer brings Lincoln and Douglass face-to-face. Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm: $40 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium The Hilliard Ensemble © Marco Borggreve Judy Collins © James Vesey Alexander Gardner (American, 1821–1882). Abraham Lincoln (detail), 1863, printed 1901. Gelatin silver print; 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Warner Communications Inc. Purchase Fund, 1976 (1976.627.1) Unknown, American. Frederick Douglass (detail), ca. 1855. Daguerreotype; 8.3 × 7 cm (3 1/4 × 2 3/4 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Rubel Collection, Gift of William Rubel, 2001 (2001.756) metmuseum.org/tickets 5 EXHIBITIONS AMPLIFIED Exhibition-related concerts Rosanne Cash & Friends Martin Guitars have a long history with the Cash family. The black D-35, made for Johnny Cash, became not only the musician’s signature guitar, but an iconic image associated with him. Grammy Award–winning musician and writer Rosanne Cash celebrates her family’s history with these iconic guitars through a program featuring music written and performed on the legendary instruments. Saturday, February 22 at 7 pm: $60 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin, on view through December 7, 2014. Sculpting Sound: The Music of Carpeaux’s Circle with Susan Graham “The American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has for the better Bring the part of a decade impressed audiences with her creamy for $1 singing and chiseled characterizations...” ages 7–16 kids —New York Times Seize a rare opportunity to hear the great mezzosoprano, Susan Graham, perform music of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s friends and collaborators Charles Gounod, George Bizet, and others. The Grammy Award winner is joined in concert by Brian Zeger, director of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Department, along with emerging operatic vocalists. Saturday, April 26 at 7pm: $75 & $65 $75/Premium Orchestra $65/Orchestra & Front Mezzanine The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium This program is in conjunction with the exhibition The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, on view from March 10 to May 26, 2014. Rosanne Cash © Sam Rayner Susan Graham © Benjamin Ealovega 6 MASTERS AT THE MET Venice Baroque Orchestra featuring Philippe Jaroussky “There is a beauty in [ Jaroussky’s] phrasing and a delicacy, if not fragility Bring the in his soul, that touches the listener profoundly.” —New York Times for $1 The astounding young counterages 7–16 tenor joins the venerable Venice Baroque Orchestra for a rare New York performance, which delves deep into the music of the Italian Baroque. Allow this concert to enhance your visit to the newly installed Venetian galleries. Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm: $60 A series celebrating iconic composers, performers, and soloists kids The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium A Valentine from Jane Monheit Beloved Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit performs a special Valentine’s Day program. Saturday, February 15 at 7 pm: $60 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Arvo Pärt in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Tõnu Kaljuste, Director Kanon Pokajanen (1997) is one of Arvo Pärt’s unqualified masterpieces—and a work of sustained inner unity and immense cumulative force. Performed by the ensemble that generated its definitive recording on ECM in 1998, the piece is staged in the unforgettable setting of The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Monday, June 2 at 7 pm: $60 The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Unreserved seating A collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (arvopartproject.com). Philippe Jaroussky © Simon Fowler licensed, Virgin Classics Jane Monheit © Timothy Saccenti Arvo Pärt © Universal Edition / Eric Marinitsch metmuseum.org/tickets 7 SPARK A NEW CONVERSATION SERIES This fast-paced, cabaret-style series explores vital contemporary issues through the lens of the Met’s collections. Each program gathers artists and thought leaders from theater, film, politics, literature, science, and pop culture to engage in wide-ranging, fresh conversations and performances. SPARK is hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio’s Studio 360. 4 evenings at 6 pm: $80 Single tickets: $30 Korea: From Silla to K-Pop with Denise Leidy, Soyoung Lee, and Young Jean Lee With hit songs like Gangnam Style and controversial visitors such as Dennis Rodman, the art and politics of the Korean Peninsula have recently been capturing the world’s attention. Korea’s influence, however, began more than a thousand years ago with an ancient kingdom’s political intrigue and talented craftsmen. The Met’s golden treasures from the royal tombs of Silla offer tantalizing glimpses of court life and evidence of the cross-fertilization of cultures between Korea and its neighbors. Two curators from the Met’s Department of Asian Art—Denise Leidy and Soyoung Lee—investigate how ancient national treasures show up in modern TV series such as Queen Seondeok of Silla, currently a huge hit in Asia. Playwright Young Jean Lee explores the life and work of her grandfather, a renowned Korean folklorist who was kidnapped when Young Jean’s mother was a small child, and never seen again. Wednesday, February 12 at 6pm: $30 Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom, on view through February 23, 2014. Young Jean Lee © Blaine Davis Soyoung Lee © 2013 MMA, photographed by Jackie Neale Chadwick Great Tomb of Hwangnam, Gyeongju, South Korea © Oh Seyoon 8 metmuseum.org/tickets It’s About Time with Laurie Anderson, Melanie Holcomb, SeungJung Kim, and Rebecca Stead We think we can measure time only in minutes and seconds, but artists and musicians can also play with, stretch, and compress it. Our awareness of the expanse of human time is shattered by our understanding of geologic time and the age of the stars. In this program, our sense of time is expanded and upended, as Met curator Melanie Holcomb describes how a whole day is compressed into a few square feet in a medieval frieze; astrophysicist and art historian SeungJung Kim explores the double Greek notions of chronos and kairos; writer Rebecca Stead bends time in her novel When You Reach; and performance artist Laurie Anderson meditates on time and space. Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Spirit in Sound and Space: A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt with Robert Zatorre, Steven Holl, and Peter Bouteneff New York’s celebration of Arvo Pärt offers an opportunity to explore the spiritual content of the Estonian composer’s music, and to discover how the spaces in which music is performed can amplify its emotional power. In this program, neuroscientist Robert Zatorre explains how music can engage the reward system deep in our brains—the same system that responds to food and sex. Architect Steven Holl describes making spaces for music, and shows how music influences his work. Musician and theologian Peter Bouteneff talks about the thread of spirituality that weaves throughout Pärt’s masterpieces. Wednesday, June 11 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium A collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (arvopartproject.com). Plato at the Met with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and Stephen Pinker Join novelist and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and her husband, acclaimed cognitive psychologist Stephen Pinker, as they debate the topic of philosophy, past and present, in relation to her new book Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. In this latest volume, Goldstein investigates complex concerns in our society today, including sexuality, childrearing, and the reason for existence—by allowing us to imagine Plato in today’s world. Thursday, March 6 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Rebecca Stead © Joanne Dugan SeungJung Kim © Peter Domorak Laurie Anderson © Tim Knox Silanion (Greek). Plato, ca. 370 B.C. Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photographed by Marie-Lan Nguyen metmuseum.org/tickets 9 DAYTIME LECTURES “The Canticle of the Birds” of the Poet Attar Michael Barry, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University “The Canticle of the Birds,” the Metropolitan’s most beautiful intact Persian manuscript, was illustrated for a king in Herat in present-day Afghanistan in 1487. This talk illuminates some of the prodigiously rich mystical symbolism of the manuscript’s art—the flight and fusion of all the world’s soul-birds into the radiance of the Divine Sun-Bird—in light of some of the most glorious Islamic paintings from the Persian and Indian regions in the Museum’s collections. Tuesday, March 4 at 11am: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Innocents Abroad: 19th-Century American Painters in Europe H. Barbara Weinberg, Curator Emerita, The American Wing, MMA Most leading nineteenth-century American painters sought instruction and inspiration in Europe. This series focuses on their studies abroad—in England, Germany, and France— and the effect of these experiences on their art, whether they remained overseas or returned home. March 11 Artists in England (Whistler, Sargent, and others) March 25 Artists in Germany (Leutze, Chase, and others) April 8 Artists in France (Eakins, Cassatt, and others) 3 Tuesdays at 11am: $70 Single tickets: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Painting by Habiballah of Sava (active ca. 1590–1610); author: Farid al-Din `Attar (ca. 1142–1220). “The Concourse of the Birds” (detail), folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), ca. 1600. Isfahan, Iran. Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver, on paper; painting: H. 10 in. (25.4 cm), W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm), page: H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm), mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm), W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11) John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897. Oil on canvas; 84 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. (214 x 101 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104) 10 metmuseum.org/tickets Friends and Demons: The Life and Work of Carpeaux James David Draper, Henry R. Kravis Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, MMA Sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux transcended nineteenth-century trends—Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism—to attain new heights of heroism and new depths of personal involvement with his subjects. The son of a stonemason, he gained access to the court of Napoleon III, and his circle included the composer Gounod, the architect Garnier, and the novelist Dumas, fils. Met curator James David Draper examines this multifaceted sculptor’s difficult, tyrannical persona, and his ties to the titans of art who surrounded him. Wednesday, May 14 at 11am: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium This program is in conjunction with the exhibition The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, on view from March 10 to May 26, 2014. Detective Work on Metropolitan Treasures Anne Higonnet, Author and Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University A captivating story of great inspiration is behind most works of art, but hidden within some are entirely unexpected narratives that reveal new layers of understanding. How do research, chance, and intuition unlock their secrets? Exploring three great works in the Metropolitan’s collections—MarieDenise Villers’s Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868) (1801), Mary Cassatt’s Lady at the Tea Table (1883–85), and Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Reaching Jaguar (1906–7, cast 1926)—author and professor Anne Higonnet uncovers meanings that have been forgotten. 3 Wednesdays at 11am: $70 Wednesdays, April 2, 9, and 16 Single tickets: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875). Ugolino and His Sons (detail), 1865–67. Saint-Béat marble; overall (confirmed): H. 77 3/4 x W. 59 x D. 43 1/2 in. (197.5 x 149.9 x 110.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, and Fletcher Fund, 1967 (67.250) Marie-Denise Villers (French, 1774–1821). Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868), 1801. Oil on canvas; 63 1/2 x 50 5/8 in. (161.3 x 128.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 (17.120.204) metmuseum.org/tickets 11 DAYTIME LECTURES The Life and Times Rebecca Rabinow, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art, Curator in Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, MMA Each lecture in this ongoing series delves into the unique and fascinating life of one particular masterpiece within the Metropolitan Museum’s collections. Explore the unique personalities who created, contributed to, and cherished these extraordinary works of art. The series begins with a look at Juan Gris’s Violin and Playing Cards on a Table (1913), a colorful Cubist still life painted in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains on the eve of World War I. The focus of the second lecture is Henri Matisse’s The Three O’Clock Sitting (1924), which the artist created on the sunny Riviera while teaching one of his favorite models how to paint. April 24 Juan Gris’s Violin and Playing Cards on a Table (1913) May 1 Henri Matisse’s The Three O’Clock Sitting (1924) 2 Thursdays at 11 am: $50 Single tickets: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium 12 Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Style Walter Liedtke, Curator, European Paintings, MMA The Museum’s newly installed galleries of Dutch paintings place twenty works by Rembrandt and five by Vermeer within the broadest survey of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish art outside of Europe. Rembrandt and Vermeer represent the Age of Observation and, at the same time, anticipate Realist trends of the nineteenth century. Met curator Walter Liedtke explores the curious similarities and interplay between style in these two leading seventeenthcentury painters, and inherited or shared schemes of “picturemaking” in their work. 2 Tuesdays at 11am: $50 Tuesdays, April 15 and 22 Single tickets: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Journeys to Divinity Kurt Behrendt, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art, MMA As Tibetan and Indian monks regularly crisscrossed the Himalayas in the twelfth century, a great exchange of ideas, texts, and devotional works of art began to reshape Tibet’s complex religious landscape. In this talk, Met curator Kurt Behrendt explores the art that emerged from the Buddhist communities on the vast flood plains of the Ganges River. Above: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675). Young Woman with a Pitcher, ca.1662. Oil on canvas; 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.21) Opposite: Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927). Violin and Playing Cards on a Table, 1913. Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 × 25 3/4 in. (100.3 × 65.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995 (1996.403.14) Green Tara, leaf from a dispersed Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) manuscript, early 12th century. Pala period. India (Bengal) or Bangladesh. Opaque watercolor on palm leaf; 2 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (7 x 41.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2001 (2001.445b) Tuesday, May 20 at 11am: $30 The Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations, on view from February 8 to June 8, 2014. metmuseum.org/tickets 13 MET SALON SERIES Edmund de Waal in Conversation Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art, MMA Edmund de Waal, sculptor and author, The Hare with Amber Eyes The relationship between objects and space has always fascinated sculptor and author Edmund de Waal. One of the world’s leading ceramic artists and a renowned historian of the medium, de Waal and Met curator Sheena Wagstaff explore the dialogue between art and architecture, as well as the convergence of aesthetics, science, and politics in how we view art. De Waal was recently awarded the Order of the British Empire, and is the subject of a major new monograph published by Phaidon. Above: Photo Mike Bruce. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, Artwork © Edmund de Waal Opposite: Portrait of a Sufi, first quarter 17th century. India, Deccan, probably Bijapur. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; page: 15 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. (38.4 x 24.8 cm), painting: 8 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (22.6 x 24.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.30) Zhan Wang (Chinese, born 1962). Artificial Rock #10, 2001. Stainless steel; H. 29 1/2 in. (75 cm), W. 17 11/16 in. (45 cm), D. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c). © Zhan Wang Alexander Phimister Proctor (American, 1860–1950). Buffalo, 1912, cast 1913 or after. Bronze; 13 1/2 × 19 × 9 3/4 in., 41 lb. (34.3 × 48.3 × 24.8 cm, 18.6 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935 (48.149.29) Wednesday, May 7 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium 14 The Nexus of Islamic Art, Culture, and Politics With Peter Brown, Yasmine El Rashidi, Haleh Esfandiari, and Shaul Bakhash Moderator: Robert Silvers Met Museum Presents and The New York Review of Books examine the living traditions of the Islamic world, in the context of modern conflict and variations in Muslim culture. Review editor Robert Silvers brings together contributors Peter Brown, Yasmine El Rashidi, Haleh Esfandiari, and Shaul Bakhash for a panel discussion on the interconnectedness of art and ethos. Tuesday, April 1 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium What’s Chinese About Contemporary Chinese Art? Maxwell Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art, MMA Met curator Maxwell Hearn examines a distinct subset of art produced by Mainland Chinese artists from the 1980s to the present. In this contemporary “ink aesthetic,” artists reference traditional pictorial and calligraphic concepts in order to consciously engage with and transform inherited Chinese art forms—extending, questioning, or subverting them—as a defining feature of their artistic vision. Wednesday, March 5 at 6pm: $30 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, on view through April 6, 2014. The American Bison: Live and Sculpted Patrick Thomas, Vice President & General Curator and Associate Director, Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society Thayer Tolles, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The American Wing, MMA As the North American bison population was hunted from millions to mere hundreds by the early 1880s, the animal captured the popular imagination as a symbol of the Old West. Sculptors produced bronze statuettes representing the bison as a metaphor for a bygone past, basing their work on direct observations from western travels as well as visits to urban zoos. Their eastern destination of choice was the Bronx Zoo, which opened to the public in 1899, and led efforts to display bison in an appropriate habitat setting and to repopulate the breed in its native West. Bronx Zoo general curator and associate director Patrick Thomas and Met curator Thayer Tolles examine the impact and interconnectedness of artistic representations and conservation efforts, past and present, involving this iconic animal. Wednesday, March 19 at 6pm: $30 Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education This program is in conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, on view through April 13, 2014. metmuseum.org/tickets 15 Support for Leadership support for Met Museum Presents provided by: Adrienne Arsht Brodsky Family Foundation Isabel C. Iverson and Walter T. Iverson Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Fund Stavros Niarchos Foundation Mrs. Donald Oenslager Fund Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund The Giorgio S. Sacerdote Fund Estate of Kathryn Walter Stein Xerox Foundation Dirk and Natasha Ziff Additional major supporters: Chester Dale Fund Andre Dimitriades Martha Fleischman Martha Fling Friends of Concerts & Lectures The Arthur Gillender Fund The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Kaplen Foundation Jerome Levy Foundation in honor of Marvin Schwartz New York State Council on the Arts Samuel White Patterson Lecture Fund Arax Simsarian The C.F. Roe Slade Foundation Ann G. Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund Anonymous (2) Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom on view through through February 23, 2014 The exhibition is made possible by Samsung. Additional support is provided by the Korea Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Korea, and Gyeongju National Museum, Korea. The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux on view March 10 – May 26, 2014 The exhibition is made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund and the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d’Orsay. Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin on view through through December 7, 2014 The exhibition is made possible by The Martin Guitar Company. The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 on view through April 13, 2014 The exhibition is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Enterprise Holdings Endowment. It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum. 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For more Museum dining information visit metmuseum.org. © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art metmuseum.org/tickets 17 DATE DAY J ANUARY TIME VENUE EVENT PAGE 22 Wed 7pm TD The Hilliard Ensemble 5 F E B RU ARY 12 13 15 20 22 25 26 27 Wed Thu Sat Thu Sat Tue Wed Thu 6pm 6pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm GRR GRR GRR CEC GRR GRR SPARK: Korea: From Silla to K-Pop The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglass” Debate A Valentine from Jane Monheit Alarm Will Sound/Dance Heginbotham: Twinned Rosanne Cash & Friends Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky 8 5 7 4 6 7 2 2 EGB/MSH Gotham Chamber Opera EGB/MSH Gotham Chamber Opera MARC H 4 5 6 11 19 25 Tue Wed Thu Tue Wed Tue 11am 6pm 6pm 11am 6pm 11am GRR GRR GRR GRR BJS GRR “The Canticle of the Birds” of the Poet Attar What’s Chinese About Contemporary Chinese Art? SPARK: Plato at the Met Innocents Abroad: 19th-Century American Painters in Europe The American Bison: Live and Sculpted Innocents Abroad: 19th-Century American Painters in Europe 10 15 9 10 15 10 AP RI L 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 24 26 30 MAY Thu Wed Tue Wed Tue Wed Tue Thu Sat Wed 6pm 11am 11am 11am 11am 11am 11am 11am 7pm 6pm GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR The Nexus of Islamic Art, Culture, and Politics Detective Work on Metropolitan Treasures Innocents Abroad: 19th-Century American Painters in Europe Detective Work on Metropolitan Treasures Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Style Detective Work on Metropolitan Treasures Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Style The Life and Times Sculpting Sound with Susan Graham SPARK: It’s About Time 15 11 10 11 13 11 13 12 6 9 1 7 8 14 20 29 30 Thu Wed Thu Wed Tue Thu Fri 11am 6pm 7pm 11am 11am 7pm 7pm talk GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR GRR The Life and Times Edmund de Waal in Conversation Judy Collins: Coming Home Friends and Demons: The Life and Work of Carpeaux Journeys to Divinity Gloria—A Pig Tale Gloria—A Pig Tale 12 14 5 11 13 3 3 performance bring the kids (see next page) SPRING 2014 SEASON DATE DAY J UNE TIME VENUE EVENT PAGE 1 2 11 20 Sun Mon Wed Fri 2pm 7pm 6pm 7pm talk GRR TD GRR TD Gloria—A Pig Tale Arvo Pärt in The Temple of Dendur SPARK: Spirit in Sound and Space: Arvo Pärt Alarm Will Sound: I Was Here I Was I 3 7 9 2 performance bring the kids (see below) BJS CEC EGB GRR MSH TD Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education The Charles Engelhard Court The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium The Medieval Sculpture Hall The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing Bring the kids for $1 $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) are available when you see this symbol. Children must be accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children’s tickets per paying adult). Photo © Stephanie Berger