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NEW YORK IN ART 2020 ENGAGEMENT BOOK • The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City has inspired artists across the years and across media. This 2020 weekly engagement calendar showcases Gotham in paintings, photographs, prints, and textiles by such artists as Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, Berenice Abbott, Faith Ringgold, and Romare Bearden. Accompanying the images are brief texts with insights about the works of art and their makers. Pages alternate between glossy paper for art pages and matte paper for calendar pages for ease of writing. Engagement Book 56 color images, 124 pages, 7 x 9", spiral-bound engagement calendar with gift box

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2019 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3029-0 (engagement book)

Deluxe Engagement Book 56 color images, 124 pages, 7 x 9", hardcover engagement calendar with concealed spiral and cloth spine and ribbon bookmark

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Over 7 million people visited The Met in 2017

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2019 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3040-5 (deluxe engagement book) Images © 2018 MMA

Monday

18

Tuesday

19

Wednesday

PRESIDENTS’ DAY (US)

20 Thursday

17

Friday

Saturday

JULY 3

Friday

4

Saturday

S M T W 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

INDEPENDENCE DAY OBSERVED (US)

INDEPENDENCE DAY (US)

“G IVE M E YOU R tired, your poor, your huddled

JULY F S 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31

CANADA DAY (CAN)

masses yearning to breathe free . . . Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” read the last lines of a sonnet by Emma Lazarus. Donated to an auction held to raise money to complete the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, the poem was largely forgotten until 1903, when it was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted on a wall inside the pedestal.

Statue of Liberty (detail) AMERICAN, 1940s · Bakery card from the Nature’s Splendor series (D39-7) ·

Issued by Gordon Bread Company · Commercial color lithograph, 4 1/2 × 2 7/8 in., 1940s

The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick 63.350.307.39.7.22

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I N G LI NTEN K A M P ’S I M AG E of the city, the tower on the left housed the City Bank-Farmers Trust, today known as Citibank; it now houses primarily luxury apartments. To its right is 40 Wall Street, home of the Bank of Manhattan Trust. When completed in 1930, the building was the tallest in the world; two months later, it was topped by the Chrysler Building. In 1995, Donald Trump took over the lease to 40 Wall Street and rechristened it the Trump Building.

FEBRUARY

Spring in Central Park (detail)

S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

ADOLF DEHN (American, 1895–1968)

Watercolor on paper, 17 7/8 × 27 1/4 in., 1941

Fletcher Fund, 1941 41.113ab Courtesy Estate of Adolf and Virginia Dehn

DECEMBER

Thursday

Wednesday

18

NOVEMBER

JUNE

Wednesday

l

15

Saturday

30 Tuesday

2

EASTER MONDAY

Tuesday

22

;

1

Monday

14

Thursday

HENDRIK (HENRY) J. GLINTENKAMP

Monday

13

16

Loan, Lent by the United States Government, Public Works of Art Project, New York Regional Committee, 1934 34.104.29

Sunday

EASTER SUNDAY

Friday

(American, 1887–1946) · Wood engraving, 15 3/4 × 11 in., 1934

29

Sunday

21

Manhattan Temples of Mammon (detail)

28

12

29

Sunday

30 Monday

ST. ANDREW’S DAY (SCT)

k

1

Tuesday

2

Wednesday

3

Thursday

4

Friday

5

Saturday

DECEMBER S M T W 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

T F S 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

LO N G BEFO R E TH E age of digital photographs, artists like Steichen manipulated their images to get the effects they wanted and assert photography’s ability to rival painting in scale, color, and expressiveness. By brushing slightly different pigments over each of three prints of the same negative, Steichen created a chromatic study of twilight—and a haunting evocation of the then recently completed Flatiron Building (week of May 31).

The Flatiron EDWARD J. STEICHEN (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879–1973) · Gum bichromate over platinum print, 18 13/16 × 15 1/8 in., 1904, printed 1909 Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 33.43.39

APRIL

Sunday

FEBRUARY

16

17

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TH E BR IG HT G R EEN of Dehn’s grass and trees

is in vivid contrast to the skyscrapers beyond—and a sky full of clouds doesn’t deter his New Yorkers from enjoying the warm weather in the park, just as they have since it opened in 1859. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvin Vaux, the 843 acres of Central Park may look entirely natural, but the area was reshaped and planted to create the picturesque landscape it is today.

APRIL S M T W 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

T F S 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30

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