Members Calendar · Winter 2013–14
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Members-Only Events Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China Supporting,* Sustaining previews,
Tuesday, December 10, Museum hours. Donor, Contributing, Apollo Circle Patron viewing and reception, Monday, December 9, 6:30–8:30. The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 Supporting,* Sustaining preview, Tuesday, December 17, Museum hours. President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor viewing and reception, Tuesday, December 17, 6:30–8:30. Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris Supporting,* Sustaining previews, Tuesday, January 28, Museum hours. Supporting* viewing and reception, Thursday, February 6, 6:00–8:00. Free Members Lectures: Supporting,* Sustaining, Family/Dual. Please present your Membership card at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium for admission. Advance registration is not required. George A. Schastey: Artistic Furnishings for America’s Gilded Age Thursday, January 9, 11:00 a.m., and Sunday, January 12, 1:00 p.m. Nicholas Vincent, Research Associate, American Art. Photography from the Museum’s Collection Thursday, February 6, 11:00 a.m., and Sunday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Photographs.
Benefit Party Tickets Holiday Reception: Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Viewing of the Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Supporting,* Sustaining reception with light supper and dessert.
Thursday, December 5, 6:00–9:00. Tickets $200. Gala Holiday Dinner at The Cloisters Supporting,* Sustaining black-tie dinner, dancing, and gallery tours. Thursday, December 12, 7:00–11:00. Tickets $400. For more information on both holiday events, call 212-570-3887. Acquisitions Fund Benefit 16th annual black-tie dinner to benefit the Acquisitions Fund of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wednesday, December 11. To request an invitation or for more information, call 212-570-3948. The Family Benefit An evening of art projects, gallery activities, refreshments, and music for the whole family, Thursday, January 30, 2014. Tickets $85 for children, $175 for adults, with many exciting ticket packages available beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Membership Desk in the Great Hall. Current Met Family Circle Members receive up to six complimentary tickets. For more information, call 212-570-3948.
Private Celebrations Members may rent one of four elegant rooms for private parties throughout the year. Please e-mail email@example.com or visit metmuseum.org/celebrations. *Supporting includes President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Met Family Circle, Apollo Circle Patron, and Apollo Circle Members. On the cover: Orange peel and orange blossom brooch, 2001, by JAR, garnets, diamonds, and enamel; silver and gold. Photograph by Katharina Faerber. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
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/mymet. Petrie Court Café Sunday–Thursday, 11:30–4:30. Friday–Saturday, 11:30–9:00 (last seating at 8:30). For reservations or parties of five or more, call 212-570-3964. American Wing Café Sunday–Thursday, 10:00–4:30. Friday–Saturday, 10:00–8:30. The Cafeteria Monday–Thursday, 11:30–4:30. Friday, 11:30–7:00. Saturday, 11:00–7:00. Sunday, 11:00–4:30. Great Hall Balcony Bar Friday–Saturday, 4:00–8:30 (last call at 8:00).
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From the Director
Contents Members Highlights • 2 Exhibitions and The Collection • 4
Dear Members and Friends,
December Programs • 11
The range of art and cultures represented in our galleries allows the Met to offer what no other museum can: a season such as this one, in which we celebrate old and new masters, mount groundbreaking exhibitions, and re-animate the collection through fresh takes on historical material. Jewels by JAR, for example, is the first retrospective in America of one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal. Known for his designs of voluptuous flowers, glimmering insects, and other organic shapes, as well as his exquisite technique, the artist demonstrates a superb sensitivity to color. The vibrant, shimmering show is a perfect indoor getaway this winter. The Met has long been a leader in the field of Asian art, so it is a delight to be able to present a major loan exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China. Through 70 works in a range of media created during the past three decades, it shows how artists born in a rapidly modernizing China continue to find inspiration in the country’s artistic and cultural past. Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters is a focused presentation on the devotional paintings of this major figure of the Renaissance, bringing together four of his works for private devotion for the first time. The gifted and versatile photographer Charles Marville (1813– 1879), beloved for his pictures of “Old Paris,” is the focus of an exhibition devoted to his life and career that includes both iconic and seldom displayed works. The perennially popular theme of the Old West comes alive in The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, with sculptures by the archetypal Frederic Remington and other artists. Fall season highlights that continue this winter include Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom, the first exhibition in the West dedicated to the art of this fascinating ancient culture; the widely praised Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500– 1800; and Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932–1947. Come join us for these and all our offerings this winter, and do visit soon.
February Programs • 15
January Programs • 13
Guided Tours • 19 The Cloisters Museum and Gardens • 20 Programs for Families, Teens, Teachers, and Visitors with Disabilities • 21 Ways to Give • 22 Plan Your Visit • 23 Travel with the Met • 23
Open 7 Days Both the Museum’s main building and The Cloisters museum and gardens are now open 7 days a week. See pages 20 and 23 for hours. Evening Hours Visit the Museum on Friday and Saturday until 9:00 p.m. when the galleries are less crowded.
AUD I O G UI D E Sponsored by The Audio Guide is a recorded guide to selected special exhibitions and the permanent collection. It is free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, or hard of hearing; neck loops and large-print scripts are available. The fees below 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! Bodhisattva in pensive pose, probably Maitreya (detail), Silla Kingdom, Middle period, late 6th–early 7th century, gilt bronze. Lent by National Museum of Korea, National Treasure 83
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Exhibitions and The Collection Book from the Sky, ca. 1987–1991, by Xu Bing, installation featuring handprinted books, ceiling and wall scrolls printed from wood letterpress type; ink on paper. Lent by the artist
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China December 11, 2013–April 6, 2014 Asian Art, Galleries for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 2nd floor
Featuring 70 works in various media created during the past three decades by 35 artists born in China, this exhibition reveals how China’s ancient pattern of seeking cultural
renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Organized into four thematic groupings— the written word, new landscapes, abstraction, and beyond the brush—it demonstrates how select artists have radically transformed their sources through new modes of expression while retaining thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes that link them to China’s artistic past.
Indian Hunter and His Dog, 1926, by Paul Manship, bronze. Gift of Thomas Cochran, 1929 (29.162)
The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 December 18, 2013–April 13, 2014 The American Wing, The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, 1st floor
Through 65 bronze sculptures, this exhibition explores the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes
with American western themes at the turn of the 20th century. Representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and mountains served, then as now, as visual metaphors for the Old West, whether based on historical fact, mythologized fiction, or, most often, something in between. Through representative sculptures by such archetypal artists as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, among others, the exhibition considers the popularity of the bronze statuette during this transformative period in American history. Made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Enterprise Holdings Endowment. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum.
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Exhibitions and The Collection
Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters January 14–March 30, 2014 European Paintings, 2nd floor
Through a special collaboration with the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, the Metropolitan is hosting a focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero’s work for private devotion for the first time. The four works on view have never before been brought together, promising an important contribution to the study of this major figure of the Renaissance. It consists of Saint Jerome and a Donor, the Madonna di Senigallia, Saint Jerome in a Landscape, and Madonna and Child. Sponsored by the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC). The loan of the Madonna di Senigallia is by arrangement with the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo and the Italian Carabinieri Command (CCTPC) and is part of the Italian Year of Culture.
Madonna di Senigallia, ca. 1470, by Piero della Francesca, tempera on panel. Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino
Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris
Famed and admired for his documentation of “Old Paris” at the moment of its historical transformation during the second Empire, Charles Marville (1813–1879) was in fact a versatile and gifted photographer who worked in many genres, from romantic portraits and artistic studies made across Europe in the 1850s to extraordinary views of architecture and compelling images of “New Paris” made in the 1860s and ’70s. This international loan exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, both of which include seldom seen works, stand as the first to examine Marville’s life and career in their entirety.
January 29–May 4, 2014 Photographs, 2nd floor
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Hôtel de la Marine, 1864–70, by Charles Marville, albumen silver print from glass negative. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Diana and Mallory Walker Fund
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Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom Through February 23, 2014 Special Exhibition Gallery 199, 1st floor
This landmark exhibition, the first in the West dedicated to the art of Silla, features approximately 100 objects drawn from the holdings of the National Museums of Korea in Seoul and Gyeongju. The works on view, which include National Treasures, encompass spectacular gold regalia, exquisite Buddhist art, and exotic goods from the Silk Road, created between about 400 and 800 A.D., a time of cultural flowering for this extraordinary kingdom. The gold jewelry and rare imports found in the tombs of royalty illustrate the existence of fascinating ties between Silla, China, and the nomadic cultures of the Eurasian steppes. The exhibition also explores how gold was adapted to the creation of religious imagery after the adoption of Buddhism in the early sixth century. Made possible by Samsung. Additional support provided by the Korea Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Korea, and Gyeongju National Museum, Korea.
Female Figurine, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–935 A.D.), Middle period, second half of 7th century, excavated from a tomb in Hwangseong-dong, Gyeongju, earthenware with incised decoration. Lent by Gyeongju National Museum, Korea
Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932–1947 Through March 2, 2014 Robert Lehman Wing, ground floor
This exhibition features the work in glass of the influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978), whose abilities can be traced
to an earlier stage in his career. In 1932 Scarpa was hired by Venini Glassworks founder Paolo Venini to be an artistic consultant to the company. Until 1947, he worked closely with Venini master glass blowers and Mr. Venini himself to create over two dozen styles, in the process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing. Presented here are the results of this unique collaboration, featuring nearly 300 works that highlight the significant contribution that Scarpa made to the art of Venetian glass. This exhibition is organized by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Made possible in part by the Jane and Robert Carroll Fund.
Murrine romane glass vase, ca. 1936, designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Private collection
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Exhibitions and The Collection
Jewels by JAR Through March 9, 2014 The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, 1st floor
With more than 400 pieces by the most acclaimed jewelry designer of the last 35 years—Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR— this is the first retrospective in America of his work. Born in New York and educated at Harvard, Rosenthal moved to Paris soon after his graduation in 1966 and began experimenting with jewelry making. He quickly became known for his designs of organic shapes such as flowers and insects, his remarkable craftsmanship, and his special sensitivity to color—whether in the hue of an exotic sapphire, the shimmer of topaz, or the simple clarity of a perfect diamond. Made possible by Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis, Phaidon Press Ltd, Nancy and Howard Marks, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Agnes Gund, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Livanos, and Hilary and Wilbur Ross.
Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 Through January 5, 2014 The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor
Zebra brooch, 1987, by JAR, banded agate and diamonds; silver and gold. Photograph by Katharina Faerber. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
With works from across the Museum as well as international loans, this exhibition highlights an important design story that has never been told from a truly global perspective. The golden age of European navigation in search of spice routes to the east brought about the flowering of an abundant textile trade. Textiles often acted as direct currency for spices and other desired goods. During this period, textiles and textile designs made their way throughout the globe. Because trade textiles blended the traditional patterns and skills of the cultures that produced them, and reflected the tastes of the countries that received them, the result was objects that are both beautiful and historically fascinating. Made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Favrot Fund, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, and the Quinque Foundation.
Coat (Wentke) (detail), 1725–50, Netherlands, cotton, drawn and painted resist and mordant, dyed. Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund, 2012 (2012.561)
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Exhibitions and The Collection
Coming Soon Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral February 25–May 18, 2014 The Cloisters
Cleopatra’s Needle December 3, 2013–June 8, 2014 Egyptian Art, 1st floor
Celebrating the extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the park’s obelisk of Thutmose III, this exhibition explores the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults and considers how these massive monuments were created and erected. Through a selection of prints, paintings, textiles, and other objects, it also shows the impact of this ancient architectural form on western culture and how it ultimately led to the reerection of the Central Park obelisk. Cleopatra’s Needle, Central Park
Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works January 22–April 27, 2014 Robert Lehman Wing, 1st floor
The great neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757–1822) remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved in marble. But he also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of fullscale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Newly
restored, they are being lent for the first time to the United States and constitute Canova’s last, profoundly moving masterworks.
Julia Margaret Cameron Through January 5, 2014 The Howard Gilman Gallery, Photographs, 2nd floor
One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre-Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic to create vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. This is the first New York museum show devoted to her work in nearly a generation and the first ever at the Met. Its 38 works are drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection. Made possible by The Hite Foundation, in memory of Sybil Hite. Christabel, 1866, by Julia Margaret Cameron, albumen silver print from glass negative. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941 (41.21.26)
Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim Through January 5, 2014 Wrightsman Exhibition Gallery, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 1st floor
Hildesheim Cathedral has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of church furnishings and treasures in Europe, with many masterpieces made between 1000 and 1250. A major renovation of the cathedral provides an opportunity for an extraordinary exhibition of medieval church treasures, including many precious works of art commissioned by Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (960– 1022), one of the greatest patrons of the arts in the Middle Ages. Made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The Creation of Adam (detail), 1821–22, by Antonio Canova, plaster. Venice, Gallerie dell’Accademia
Arm Reliquary of Saint Bernward, ca. 1194, German (Hildesheim), silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, and semiprecious stones; wood core. Dom-Museum Hildesheim, on loan from the church of St. Magdalen, Hildesheim
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Exhibitions and The Collection
Balthus: Cats and Girls— Paintings and Provocations Through January 12, 2014 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
Balthus is best known for his series of pensive adolescents who while away their time in rooms closed to the outside world. Cats are usually their sole playmates. Focusing on the artist’s finest works, this exhibition includes paintings dating from the mid1930s through the 1950s. Never before shown in public are the series of 40 small ink drawings for Mitsou in which the 11-year-old Balthus evoked his adventures with a stray tomcat and that were published by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1921. Made possible by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and Diane Carol Brandt. Thérèse on a Bench Seat (detail), 1939, by Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski), oil on canvas. Dorothy R. and Richard E. Sherwood Family Collection © Balthus
Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table December 17, 2013–April 13, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Art, 1st floor
The dressing table as we know it originated in Europe in the late 17th century. Few types of furniture have revealed more about changing social customs, leisure pursuits, and popular taste of the past several centuries. This exhibition also explores the antecedents presaging the modern dressing table, such as Egyptian decorative boxes used to hold cosmetic ephemera and ancient Asian cosmetic carriers. Dressing table, ca. 1925, by Armand-Albert Rateau, bronze, basalt, mirror glass. Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.169)
Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910) February 4–August 18, 2014 European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
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 includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carriès, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. Also presented are works that inspired them. Tall vase with four handles, ca. 1893–94, by Auguste Delaherche, stoneware. Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; 2011 Benefit Fund, and The Isaacson-Draper Foundation Gift, 2013 (2013.485)
The Flowering of Edo-Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection February 1–September 7, 2014 Arts of Japan Galleries, 2nd floor
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). It demonstrates how Japanese artists diverged from Chinese models and created innovative styles of pictorial art reflecting indigenous aesthetic sensibilities. Many of the works on view, which toured Japan in 2013, are being exhibited for the first time in America. Courtesan and Attendant (detail), late 18th century, by Utagawa Toyoharu, hanging scroll; ink, colors and gofun, paper. Feinberg Collection
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Also on View Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin January 14–December 7, 2014 Musical Instruments Galleries Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 Through January 26, 2014 Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, 2nd floor
Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations February 8–June 8, 2014 Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia Indian Painting, 3rd floor
Through a combination of loans and objects drawn from the Museum’s Asian Art department, this exhibition focuses on works of art from two different periods in the Buddhist Tibetan tradition—the 11th and 12th centuries, and today—when the region’s artists drew from the outside to develop new vocabularies of form. Green Tara Dispensing Boons to Ecstatic Devotees: Folio from a Ashtasahashirika Prajnaparamita Manuscript (detail), early 12th century, by Mahavihara Master, opaque watercolor on palm leaf. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2001 (2001.445i)
Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Through January 6, 2014 Medieval Sculpture Hall, 1st floor
The Met continues a long-standing holiday tradition with the annual presentation of its Christmas tree. A vivid 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene, embellished with a profuse array of diminutive lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above, adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display. Made possible by The Christmas Tree Fund and the Loretta Hines Howard Fund. Angel, Neapolitan, 18th century, polychrome terracotta and wood, with silk robes and silver gilt censer. Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1964
Two William Kentridge Installations A new Museum acquisition, William Kentridge’s five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) makes its U.S. premiere in the Met’s galleries for Modern Art (on view through May 11, 2014). The work is a breathtaking 27-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist’s own intellectual life. A companion installation of some 30 drawings and prints in the collection, In Praise of Shadows, is also on view through February 2, 2014.
Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art: Recent Acquisitions Through February 2, 2014 South and Southeast Asian Art, 2nd floor
The 14 newly acquired masterworks on view in this exhibition date from the 11th to the 17th century. Included are five sculptures that are among the rarest and most important such objects to enter a Western collection along with spectacular examples of the finest Tibetan and Nepalese paintings known. All come from the pioneering collection of Jack and Muriel Zimmerman.
Leviathan (Arc Shadow Procession), 2000, by William Kentridge, chine collé of black Canson paper on printed text from Leviathan. Mary Martin Fund, 2001 (2001.529)
Last Chance Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet Through December 8, 2013 The Cloisters Fuentidueña Chapel
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December Programs The Museum presents programs related to exhibitions and the collections as listed on the following pages. All programs are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, check www.metmuseum.org or the information desks upon arrival. Films require no tickets unless otherwise noted. Gallery Talks and Tours (indicated by “G” in the listings) are presented by Museum curators, conservators, educators, outside scholars, and advanced students of art history. They start in Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio, unless noted as EE (“exhibition entrance”) or another location. Lectures (free with Museum admission) by curators, scholars, conservators, and artists are presented on Sunday afternoons and occasional weekdays September–June. Subscription lectures by leading authorities on art, music, and historical topics are presented weekdays and evenings October–May. Met Museum Presents is the 2013–14 season of performances, talks, and special gallery tours. Note these two special ticket offers: 30 & Under Rush $15 tickets for audience members 30 years and younger when purchased the day of the event (subject to availability). Call 212-570-3949 or visit the box office. Events are designated with a <30 . Bring the Kids! Selected concerts have $1 tickets available for children (ages 7–16) when accompanied by an adult with a fullprice ticket. Call 212-570-3949 or visit the box office. Events are designated with a . Access Symbols
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C Concert F Film G Gallery Program L Lecture M Members Event P Performance SC Short Course S Symposium SW Studio Workshop Location:
BJSLH Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall CFH Carson Family Hall EE Exhibition Entrance GRR Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium MSH Medieval Sculpture Hall
Sunday, December 1 G 11:00 The Sun in Ancient Egypt. Marissa Schlesinger. See “Special Ticketing” note below. Special Ticketing
Limited to 30 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. Tuesday, December 3 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Balthus: Cats and Girls. Rachel Nelson. EE Wednesday, December 4 G 10:30 Gallery Conversation—Archaeology in Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Denise Leidy and Fiona Kidd. EE C 2:30 Gallery Concert. Members of Grand Harmonie. Classical and romantic era pieces on period instruments. Concert followed by tour of the department’s galleries. The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments. Thursday, December 5 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa. Mary Clare McKinley. EE L 11:00 Plein-Air Painting and the Barbizon Landscape. First in the series “Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants” by Kathryn Calley Galitz. $30. GRR M 6:00–9:00 SUP, SU Members. Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Viewing of the Neapolitan Baroque Crèche. Holiday reception with light supper and dessert. Friday, December 6 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Feathered Walls. Heidi King. EE G 2:00 Conversation with a Conservator—The Rape of Helen: An Embroidery Panel. Giulia Chiostrini. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. F 4:00 Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo (79 min.). Introduced by filmmaker Mary Lance. BJSLH General Information: 212-535-7710 | 11
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December Programs G G
6:30 Exhibition Tour—The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision. Yaëlle Biro. EE 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Figure Through Tone: European Sculpture. Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court
Saturday, December 7 G 11:00 Exhibition Tour—Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art. Tinley Fynn. EE SW 1:00–5:00 Studio Workshop— Printmaking: Drawing with Drypoint. Focus on the intaglio technique of drypoint in this one-day workshop inspired by the exhibition Artists and Amateurs. Deborah Chaney, artist. $65, plus $20 for materials, Museum admission included. To register, visit www .metmuseum.org/artmaking. G 2:15 Calligraphy in Islamic Art. Debra Cole ASL No voice interpretation P 7:00 Bach for the Holidays. João Carlos Martins with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. $30. GRR G 7:00 Light in Modern and Contemporary Art. Julie Reiss Sunday, December 8 G 11:00 Light and Shadow in Ancient Greek Art. Jean Sorabella G 1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Light and Color: Modern Glass. Robert Lehman Wing, court level P 7:00 Holiday concert. Calmus Ensemble Leipzig. Vocal ensemble performs seasonal music by Bach. $60. GRR Monday, December 9 M 6:30–8:30 DO, CO, ACP Members. Reception and viewing, Ink Art
6:30 or 8:45 Holiday concert. Vienna Boys Choir. Starting at $70. GRR
Tuesday, December 10 M 10:00–4:15 SUP, SU Members. Preview of Ink Art G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Artists and Amateurs. Perrin Stein. EE Wednesday, December 11 G 11:00 Light in European Rooms, 1450–1800. Deborah Krohn. See ticketing box, page 11. L 11:00 Gustave Courbet, Realist. Part of the series “Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants” by Kathryn Calley Galitz. $30. GRR Thursday, December 12 G 11:00 Capturing Light: Viewing Japanese Art through the Eyes of PixCell-Deer#24. Joseph Loh M 7:00–11:00 SUP, SU Members. Gala Holiday Dinner at The Cloisters. Black-tie dinner, dancing, and gallery tours. $400 Friday, December 13 G 10:30 A Textile Designer’s Perspective in Interwoven Globe. Gina Gregorio. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. G 6:30 Sunlight and Moonlight in Paint. Molly Kysar P 6:30 Salzburg Marionette Theatre: The Ring Cycle. $45. GRR G 7:00 The Observant Eye—The Light of Knowledge: Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. See box below. CFH The Observant Eye
Mythos of Lost Dynasties Series— I Evaluate Characters Written by Three Men and Three Women, 1985, by Gu Wenda, hanging scroll; ink on paper. Private collection, Hong Kong
These gallery programs, indicated with a “G”, are for college and graduate students, along with other young adults. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, December 14 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Balthus: Cats and Girls. Deborah Goldberg. EE G 1:00 How Did They Do That? The Art of Japanese Paper. The Sackler Wing Galleries for the Arts of Japan P 2:00 Salzburg Marionette Theatre: Alice in Wonderland. $30 kids/$60 adults. GRR P 6:30 Salzburg Marionette Theatre: The Ring Cycle. $45. GRR G 7:00 Divine Light: Capturing the Holy in the Middle Ages. Jennifer Ball
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December / January Programs Sunday, December 15 G 11:00 The Sun in Ancient Egypt. Marissa Schlesinger. See ticketing box, page 11. G 1:00 How Did They Do That? The Art of Japanese Paper. The Sackler Wing Galleries for the Arts of Japan P 3:00 Salzburg Marionette Theatre: Alice in Wonderland. $30 kids/$60 adults. GRR Tuesday, December 17 M 10:00–4:15 SUP, SU Members. Preview, The American West in Bronze G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim. Peter Barnet. EE G 2:30 Gallery Talk and Demonstration—Roentgen Furniture. Wolfram Koeppe. Gallery 553 M 6:30–8:30 PR, PC, PA, SO Members. Reception and viewing, The American West in Bronze Wednesday, December 18 G 11:00 Capturing Light: American Impressionism. Lois Stainman. See ticketing box, page 11. Thursday, December 19 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Ink Art. Xin Wang. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. L 11:00 Paris 1855: Painting at the Crossroads. Part of the series “Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants” by Kathryn Calley Galitz. $30. GRR Friday, December 20 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Cleopatra’s Needle. Diana Patch. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. G 2:00 Conversation with a Curator— Mangareva Male Figure, Gambier Islands. Eric Kjellgren G 6:30 Artists on Artworks—Mariah Robertson. Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Light and Transparency: Scarpa’s Glasswork. Robert Lehman Wing, court level P 7:00 Holiday concert. Salomé Chamber Orchestra. $40. GRR Saturday, December 21 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Elizabeth Hammer. EE G 7:00 American Stained Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge.
Stephanie Herdrich. See ticketing box, page 11. Sunday, December 22 G 11:00 “Light of the East”: Near Eastern Visual Culture. Erica Ehrenberg G 1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Light and Color: Modern Glass. Robert Lehman Wing, court level P 6:00 The Crossing: A Christmas Concert. $60. GRR Thursday, December 26 G 11:00 Sunlight and Moonlight in Paint. Molly Kysar Friday, December 27 G 11:00 Illuminating the Soul: Light and Shadow in Rembrandt’s Portraits. Andrée Caldwell. See ticketing box, page 11. G 6:30 Light in Italian Painting. Marianna Siciliano. See ticketing box, page 11. G 7:00 The Observant Eye—Dazzling Light: Light and Architecture in the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. See box on page 12. CFH Saturday, December 28 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Ink Art. Xin Wang. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. Tuesday, December 31 G 11:00 Heavenly Light, Sacred Art. Betsy Gibbons Thursday, January 2 G 11:00 Light and Shadow in Ancient Greek Art. Jean Sorabella Friday, January 3 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Balthus: Cats and Girls. Rachel Nelson. EE G 6:30 Light in Modern and Contemporary Art. Julie Reiss G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Pattern and Repetition: African Art. Gallery 350, Samuel H. and Linda M. Lindenbaum Gallery Saturday, January 4 G 11:00 Speaking with Shadows: The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge. Jessica Houston G 7:00 Casting Light on European Painting. Elizabeth Perkins. See ticketing box, page 11.
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January Programs Sunday, January 5 G 11:00 Speaking with Shadows: The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge. Jessica Houston G 1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Containers and Clay: Korean Art. Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Tuesday, January 7 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Ink Art. Xin Wang. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. Wednesday, January 8 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—The American West in Bronze. Jessica Murphy. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. C 2:30 Gallery Concert. YoungArts at the Met: Gregory Zelek, Appleton organ. Concert followed by tour of the department’s galleries. The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments Thursday, January 9 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Soyoung Lee and Denise Leidy. EE M 11:00 SUP, SU, FA/DU Members lecture, “George A. Schastey: Artistic Furnishings for America’s Gilded Age,” with Nicolas Vincent, Research Associate, American Art Friday, January 10 G 2:00 Conversation with a Conservator— Feathered Walls. Christine Giuntini G 6:30 City Lights: Al Held’s Taxi Cab III Series. Jacqueline Terrassa G 7:00 The Observant Eye—Casting Shadows: Light in Late 16th-Century Painting. See box on page 12. CFH Saturday, January 11 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Cleopatra’s Needle. Janice Kamrin. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. G 1:00 How Did They Do That? Roman Mosaics. Roman Art galleries, 1st floor G 1:00–4:00 Artist Demonstration—Ink and Calligraphy. Watch Ink Art artist Wang Dongling demonstrate small and large script styles of calligraphy in the galleries. All ages welcome. Gallery 209, Astor Forecourt G 2:15 Geometric Design in Islamic Art. Debra Cole ASL No voice interpretation G 7:00 Light in European Rooms, 1450– 1800. Deborah Krohn. See ticketing box, page 11.
Sunday, January 12 G 11:00 Illuminating the Soul: Light and Shadow in Rembrandt’s Portraits. Andrée Caldwell. See ticketing box, page 11. M 1:00 SUP, SU, FA/DU Members lecture, “George A. Schastey: Artistic Furnishings for America’s Gilded Age,” with Nicolas Vincent, Research Associate, American Art G 1:00 How Did They Do That? Roman Mosaics. Roman Art galleries, 1st floor Tuesday, January 14 G 11:00 Capturing Light: French Impressionism. Kathryn Calley Galitz. See ticketing box, page 11. G 2:30 Gallery Talk and Demonstration—Roentgen Furniture. Mechthild Baumeister. Gallery 553 Thursday, January 16 G 11:00 Capturing Light: American Impressionism. Lois Stainman. See ticketing box, page 11. SC 2:00–4:00 Short Course—The American West. Explore the artistic richness inspired by the American West, including cowboys, settlers, and landscapes represented in paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs, as well as works of art created by American Indians in this three-session course (sessions 2 and 3 are on January 23 and 30). $150, Museum admission included. To register, visit www .metmuseum.org/courses-andworkshops. Friday, January 17 G 11:00 Light in the American Home. Alice Schwarz. See ticketing box, page 11. F 6:00 A Fish Called Wanda (108 min.). BJSLH G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Volume and Form: Korean Art. Gallery 233, Arts of Korea Gallery G 6:30 “Light of the East”: Near Eastern Visual Culture. Erica Ehrenberg Saturday, January 18 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Ink Art. Xin Wang. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. G 7:00 The Sun in Ancient Egypt. Marissa Schlesinger. See ticketing box, page 11. Sunday, January 19 G 11:00 Divine Light: Capturing the Holy in the Middle Ages. Jennifer Ball
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1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Containers and Clay: Korean Art. Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Tuesday, January 21 G 11:00 Light in American Art: Hudson River School to Abstract Expressionism. Jennifer Mock Wednesday, January 22 G 11:00 Sunlight and Moonlight in Paint. Molly Kysar P 7:00 The Hilliard Ensemble. Arkhangelos: A Millennium of Music. Vocal chamber group performs works by Pärt, Sharafyan, and Raskatov. $65. The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
from the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800. GRR Tuesday, January 28 M 10:00–4:15 SUP, SU Members. Preview, Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris G 11:00 Light in the American Home. Alice Schwarz. See ticketing box, page 11. Wednesday, January 29 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Jewels by JAR. Caroline Hannah. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE.
Thursday, January 23 G 11:00 Light in Italian Painting. Marianna Siciliano. See ticketing box, page 11. Friday, January 24 G 2:00 Conversation with a Curator— Taíno Deity Figure (Zemí). Heidi King L 4:00 Friday Focus—An Illustrated Anglo-Persian Taxonomy of Indian Religions: The Silsila-i Jogiyan (Chain of Yogis) of Sital Singh “Bikhwud.” Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. BJSLH G 6:30 Artists on Artworks—Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky. Limited to 45 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. G 7:00 Observant Eye—Light, Color, and Tone in Édouard Manet’s Paintings. See box on page 12. CFH Saturday, January 25 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Elizabeth Hammer. EE G 7:00 American Stained Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge. See ticketing box, page 11. Sunday, January 26 G 11:00 Light in Ancient American Art. Taryn Matusik. G 12:30–5:00 Korea’s Golden Kingdom. An afternoon of family activities. Visit www.metmuseum.org for details. Sunday at the Met—Portraits in Words L
3:00 Join curator Andrea Bayer, filmmaker Jem Cohen, and artist Kurt Kauper as they respond to portraits
Colored Balls Necklace, 1999, by JAR, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, spinels, garnets, opals, tourmalines, aquamarines, citrines, diamonds, silver, and gold. Private collection. Photograph by Jozsef Tari. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
Thursday, January 30 G 11:00 City Lights: Al Held’s Taxi Cab III Series. Jacqueline Terrassa Friday, January 31 G 11:00 Capturing Light: French Impressionism. Kathryn Galitz. See ticketing box, page 11. G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Portraiture: Modern and Contemporary. Gallery 915, Blanche and A. L. Levine Court G 6:30–8:00 Friday Evening Gallery Event—Mirror, Mirror: The Art of Vanity. Design your own evening of beauty and glamour with interactive experiences inspired by the exhibition Metropolitan Vanities. Gallery 399 Saturday, February 1 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa. Mary Clare McKinley. EE General Information: 212-535-7710 | 15
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Rue de Constantine (fourth arrondissement), 1866, by Charles Marville, albumen silver print from glass negative. The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1986 (1986.1141)
2:00 The American West in Film: Screening of silent film classics The Great Train Robbery, Was He a Coward?, and Hell’s Hinges; introduced by Kevin Stoehr. BJSLH 7:00 Illuminating the Soul: Light and Shadow in Rembrandt’s Portraits. Andrée Caldwell. See ticketing box, page 11.
Sunday, February 2 G 11:00 Light in European Rooms, 1450–1800. Deborah Krohn. See ticketing box, page 11. G 1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Feathers and Fabric: Precolumbian Art. Gallery 354 Sunday at the Met—The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 L
3:00 Celebrate the timeless appeal of the American West and explore the myths and realities behind representations of cowboys in early 20th-century paintings, sculpture, and films. With lectures by Peter Hassrick and Kevin Stoehr and a demonstration by the Federation of Black Cowboys. GRR
Tuesday, February 4 G 11:00 Light in American Art: Hudson River School to Abstract Expressionism. Jennifer Mock Wednesday, February 5 G 10:30 Gallery Conversation—Intersections: Music and European Painting. Michele Cabrini and Inés Powell. See ticketing box, page 11. C 2:30 Gallery Concert. YoungArts at the Met: Jazz Arts from Manhattan School of Music. Concert followed by tour of the department’s galleries. The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments.
Thursday, February 6 M 11:00 SUP, SU, FA/DU Members lecture, “Photography from the Museum’s Collection,” with Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Photographs G 11:00 Light in the American Home. Alice Schwarz. See ticketing box, page 11. M 6:00–8:00 SUP Members. Reception and viewing, Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris Friday, February 7 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Jewels by JAR. Caroline Hannah. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. G 6:30 Exhibition Tour—The Flowering of Edo-Period Painting. John Carpenter. EE G 7:00 The Observant Eye—The Play of Light in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court. See box on page 12. CFH Saturday, February 8 G 11:00 Light in Modern and Contemporary Art. Julie Reiss G 1:00–5:00 Lunar New Year Festival. A Museum-wide festival for all ages. Details at www.metmuseum.org. G 7:00 Casting Light on European Painting. Elizabeth Perkins. See ticketing box, page 11. Sunday, February 9 G 11:00 Light in Ancient American Art. Taryn Matusik G 1:00 How Did They Do That? Ancient Peruvian Featherworks. Precolumbian Art galleries
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February Programs 1:00 SUP, SU, FA/DU Members lecture, “Photography from the Museum’s Collection,” with Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Photographs SW 1:00–5:00 Studio Workshop—Ink Painting: Traditional Techniques and Experiments. Two artists teach ink painting techniques and encourage students to stretch tradition inspired by the exhibition Ink Art in this three-session course (sessions 2 and 3 are on February 16 and 23). Michelle Hagewood and Victoria Chang, artists. $195, plus $20 for materials, Museum admission included. To register, visit www.metmuseum.org/artmaking. M
Sunday at the Met—Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932–1947 L
3:00 Artists Carol Bove and Josiah McElheny join curator Nicholas Cullinan to discuss how Scarpa’s architecture, museological displays, and work in glass continue to inspire artists today. GRR Iridati glass vase, ca. 1940, designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Private collection, Montebelluna (TV)
Tuesday, February 11 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Soyoung Lee and Denise Leidy. EE Wednesday, February 12 G 11:00 Divine Light: Capturing the Holy in the Middle Ages. Jennifer Ball L 6:00 Spark: From Silla to K-Pop. Curators Denise Leidy and Soyoung Lee uncover ancient treasures on modern TV and discuss Korean-made Hollywood blockbusters; playwright Young Jean Kim investigates her folklorist grandfather’s life. $30. GRR
Thursday, February 13 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris. Jeff Rosenheim. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. P 6:00 The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglass” Debate. Period paintings, photographs, and sculptures illustrate actor portrayals of historical figures Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. $40. GRR Friday, February 14 G 2:00 Conversation with a Curator— Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble, Gabon. Alisa LaGamma G 6:30 Pillow Talk: Beds and Bedrooms. Page Knox. See ticketing box, page 11. G 6:30–8:00 Meet Your Match. Take a short quiz in the Great Hall and discover your perfect artwork match in the Met’s collection. G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Pose and Gesture: South Asian Art. Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Asian Galleries Saturday, February 15 G 2:00–3:30 Sketch to Connect. Deborah Lutz. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. Materials provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks. C 7:00 A Valentine from Jane Monheit. A special jazz program in celebration of Valentine’s Day. $60. GRR G 7:00 “Light of the East”: Near Eastern Visual Culture. Erica Ehrenberg Sunday, February 16 G 11:00 Light in Ancient American Art. Taryn Matusik G 1:00–4:00 Sunday Studio—Feathers and Fabric: Precolumbian Art. Gallery 354 Tuesday, February 18 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations. Kurt Behrendt. EE Wednesday, February 19 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—Jewels by JAR. Caroline Hannah. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. Thursday, February 20 G 10:30–12:00 Sketch to Connect. Deborah Lutz. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior General Information: 212-535-7710 | 17
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at Vélez Blanco Patio. Materials provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks. 7:00 Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham: TWINNED. Site-specific dance paired with the music of Tyondai Braxton and Aphex Twin. $60. The (Limited Charles Engelhard Court availability)
Friday, February 21 S 10:30 Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China. Noted scholars and artists respond to the exhibition in this daylong public symposium. Free with Museum admission; tickets and reservations not required. GRR G 11:00 Capturing Light: American Impressionism. Lois Stainman. See ticketing box, page 11. G 6:30 Artists on Artworks—Jeffrey Gibson. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior at Vélez Blanco Patio. G 7:00 The Observant Eye—Light as a Narrative Tool in the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800. See box on page 12. CFH
7:00 Light and Shadow in Ancient Greek Art. Jean Sorabella 7:00 Rosanne Cash & Friends. In conjunction with the exhibition Early American Guitars. $60. GRR
Sunday, February 23 G 11:00 American Stained Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge. Stephanie Herdrich. See ticketing box, page 11. Sunday at the Met—Ink Art: Different Perspectives L
3:00 Consider how contemporary Chinese artists are reinterpreting traditional practices and techniques to make art that addresses the complexity of present-day China. With Xu Bing, Maxwell Hearn, and Orville Schell. GRR
Tuesday, February 25 G 11:00 City Lights: Al Held’s Taxi Cab III Series. Jacqueline Terrassa P 7:00 Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky. A rare New York performance delving into the music of the Italian Baroque. $60. GRR Wednesday, February 26 G 11:00 Light in American Art: Hudson River School to Abstract Expressionism. Jennifer Mock P 7:00 Gotham Chamber Opera. Sitespecific commission featuring two short operas by Monteverdi and Lembit Beecher. $175.The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court and the Medieval Sculpture Hall Thursday, February 27 G 10:30 Exhibition Tour—The American West in Bronze. Thayer Tolles. Limited to 25 people; tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior at EE. P 7:00 Gotham Chamber Opera. See performance listing for February 26.
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), 1787–88, by Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes), oil on canvas. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.41)
Saturday, February 22 G 11:00 Speaking with Shadows: The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge. Jessica Houston
Friday, February 28 G 2:00 Conversation with a Conservator—Islamic Wood Mosaics. Daniel Hausdorf G 6:30 Light in Italian Painting. Marianna Siciliano. See ticketing box, page 11. G 6:30 Drop-in Drawing—Drawing Hands and Feet: European Sculpture. Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court
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Guided Tours Free guided tours of the Museum’s collections are offered daily by Museum-trained volunteers. A limited holiday tour schedule is offered beginning Monday, December 16 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Inquire at the information desks for points of departure. For the full schedule, see the Museum’s website. Weekday Guided Tours Check the information desk for days of the week. 10:30 Museum Highlights 10:45 Masterpieces of the Middle Ages 11:00 Great Paintings 11:15 Hindu/Buddhist Vision in Indian/ Southeast Asian Art 11:30 Museum Highlights 11:45 Great Sculpture 12:00 American Paintings and Sculpture 12:00 Arts of China 12:15 The Cradle of Civilization: Art of the Ancient Near East 12:15 Musical Instruments: East and West 12:30 Old Master Paintings 12:30 Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome 12:45 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism 1:00 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 1:00 Fashion in Art 1:15 Great Rooms: European Decorative Arts 1:15 Arts of Japan 1:30 Museum Highlights 1:45 Robert Lehman Collection: Renaissance to Impressionism 1:45 American Rooms, American Stories: 1680–1914 2:00 Arts of Ancient Egypt
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Arts of the Islamic World Museum Highlights Modern Art Museum Highlights Museum Highlights (Friday only)
Saturday and Sunday Tours Tours are chosen from the following topics: Museum Highlights (also offered in Japanese); American Art; Arms and Armor; Arts of Ancient Egypt; Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome; Arts of the Islamic World; Asian Art; Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; Modern Art; Old Master Paintings; and Robert Lehman Collection. Check at the information desks for times. International Guided Tours Chinese/Mandarin Museum Highlights, Monday, Thursday, Friday, 1:30 French Museum Highlights, daily, 11:00. Modern Art, Tuesday, 1:30. Islamic Art, Monday, 1:30 German Museum Highlights, Tuesday, Wednesday, 11:15 Italian Museum Highlights, Monday, Thursday, 12:00 Japanese Museum Highlights, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:15. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Thursday, 2:00 Korean Museum Highlights, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 Portuguese Museum Highlights, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 Russian Museum Highlights, Thursday, Friday, 2:30. Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome, Thursday, 1:00 Spanish Museum Highlights, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:30 All tours are subject to change.
Two Men Contemplating the Moon, ca. 1825–30, by Caspar David Friedrich, oil on canvas. Wrightsman Fund, 2000 (2000.51)
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The Cloisters Museum and Gardens The Cloisters museum and gardens is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. For information, call 212-923-3700 or visit www.metmuseum.org/cloisters. Hours: Daily 10:00–4:45 (November– February). Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Highlights Tours of the Collection for individual visitors: Monday–Friday and Sunday at 3:00. Holiday Decorations: December 10–31. Admission: Free to Museum Members. Recommended contribution same as main building, includes admission to both on the same day. All groups of 10 or more require advance reservations; call 212-650-2280. Directions: Subway: A to 190th Street, then walk through Fort Tryon Park; or, transfer to M4 bus for one stop. Bus: M4 (Madison Avenue) to last stop (Fort Tryon Park–The Cloisters). Car: Henry Hudson Parkway north to exit “Fort Tryon Park–The Cloisters.” Accessibility: Limited access for mobilityimpaired visitors. Call 212-923-3700. Gallery Talks are presented at noon and 2:00 and are free to individual visitors with Museum admission. No reservations are necessary. For information, call 212-650-2280. December 1 Marking Time in the Middle Ages. Jennifer Ball 7 Medieval Sculpture. Leslie Bussis Tait 21 The Christmas Story. Katherine Boivin
The Late Medieval Altar. Joseph Ackley The “Blast of January”: Winter in the Middle Ages. Carol Schuler 11 Saints and Pilgrims in the Medieval World. Emma Wegner 18 Medieval Architecture: Real and Imagined. Heather Horton 25 The Cloisters Treasury. Nancy Wu 4 5
February 1 In the Service of the Liturgy. Melanie Hanan 2 Art of Medieval Spain. Claudia Nahson 8 Relics, Tombs, and Masses: Medieval Rituals of the Dead. Xavier Seubert 15 The Merode Triptych: A Close Look. Nathaniel Prottas 22 A Knight’s Life. Mike Norris
Conversation with a Curator/Conservator
20-minute informal conversations presented at 2:00. December 6 Kathrin Colburn January 3 Griffith Mann February 7 Martina Rugiadi Gallery Workshops for Families Hourlong programs for children ages 4–12 and their families; free with Museum admission. Meet in the Main Hall at 1:00. December
Tell Me a Story. Sarah Harshman Tapestry Tales. Gwen David 21 Medieval Entertainment. Sarah Harshman 27–28 Family Festival: Glorious Glass! 1 7
January 4 Mythical Beasts of the Middle Ages. Sarah Harshman 5 The Medieval Artist. Leigh Peterson 18 What’s for Dinner? Zoe Tippl
Shields and Symbols. Gwen David 2 Four Footed Friends: Medieval Dogs. Britt Eilhardt 15 Heroes and Heroines. Gene Kim 1
La Experiencia Medieval: Talleres bilingües e educativos para familias / Bilingual gallery workshops for families
Niños de 4 a 12 años de edad y sus familiares están invitados a participar en visitas guiadas y proyectos de arte de una hora de duración. Encuéntrenos el último sábado de cada mes a la 1:00 de la tarde en la sala de recepción. 25 de enero Viajeros de la Edad Media/ Medieval Travelers. Begonia Santa-Cecilia 22 de febrero Magia y Milagros en la Edad Media/Magic and Miracles in the Middle Ages. Begonia Santa-Cecilia Concerts at The Cloisters
For tickets and information, call 212-570-3949. December
The Waverly Consort: The Christmas Story. $45 22 Lionheart: Laude: Joy and Mystery in Medieval Italy. $45 14, 15
February 9 The Orlando Consort: The Discourse of Medieval Love. $40
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Programs for Families, Teens, Teachers, and Visitors with Disabilities 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, call 212-650-2217 or go to www.metmuseum. org/events/programs/family-programs. All programs meet in Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, unless otherwise noted. For Families with Children Ages 18 Months–3 Years Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library. Monday–Friday, 10:30–11:00 (no programs January 20; February 12, 17). Look, listen, and have fun with picture books. Museum admission is not required. Space is limited; first come, first served. For Families with Children Ages 3–7 Start with Art at the Met. 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, 2:00– 2:30; Monday–Friday, 3:00–3:30 (see the website for schedule exceptions). Hear stories and then explore the galleries on a selfguided hunt. Admission is not required for the library portion of this program. Space is limited; first come, first served. For Families with Children Ages 5–12 Art Trek. 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. Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs. Monday, December 23, 30; January 20; February 17; multiple 1-hour sessions. Enjoy fun discussion and sketching! Holiday Family Programs. December 24, 26, 27. Twice daily 1-hour sessions. February 18–21. 1-hour sessions. Spend your holiday traveling the world at the Met! For Teens Ages 11–18 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 www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-teens.
For Visitors of All Ages See pages 11–18 for topics and locations.
Sunday Studio. Sunday, December 8 and 22; January 5 and 19; February 2 and 16. 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 provided. Ongoing instruction, 1:00–4:00. How Did They Do That? Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15; January 11 and 12; February 9. Learn hands-on how works of art were created. 30-minute sessions, 1:00–4:00. Meet in the galleries. Drop-in Drawing. Friday, December 6 and 20; January 3, 17, and 31; February 14 and 28. Join talented art instructors in the galleries for fun, informal sketching. Come and go as you like between 6:30 and 8:30. Artist Demonstration. January 11, 1:00– 4:00. Experience art making up close as you watch an artist create in the galleries. Drop in. Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Sunday, January 26, 12:30–5:00. An afternoon of family activities. Visit www.metmuseum.org for details. Lunar New Year Festival. Saturday, February 8, 1:00–5:00. Museum-wide festival. Visit www.metmuseum.org for details. For Teachers The Museum offers a wide variety of programs. Call 212-570-3985 or visit www.metmuseum.org/educatorprograms.
For information about the Children’s Reading Room and the Teacher Resource Center, call 212-570-3788 or visit www.metmuseum .org/nolen.
For Visitors with Disabilities The Met offers a range of programs, including touch and descriptive tours for visitors with visual impairments and Met Escapes for those living with dementia. Registration required. Call 212-650-2010, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www .metmuseum.org/events/visitorsdisabilities.
Discoveries. For visitors with developmental disabilities. Selected Sundays, 90 minutes. Picture This! For visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Adult workshops on selected Thursdays; family workshops on selected Saturdays and Sundays, 90 minutes. Gallery Workshops for Families at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, p. 20.
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Ways to Give
Members and friends of The Metropolitan Museum of Art help sustain this institution in countless crucial ways: by visiting our permanent collections, our special exhibitions, our concerts, and our lectures; by adding energy and vitality to our programs; and above all, by providing vital financial support that makes it possible for the Met to continue collecting, preserving, interpreting, publishing, and displaying great works of art. To learn more about how you can help, or to make a gift, please call 212-570-3956 or visit metmuseum.org/Ways_to_Give/donate.
Planned Giving Charitable Gift Annuities with the Metropolitan
Katherine Tompkins is a longtime Museum Member and especially enjoys visiting the Met around the holidays and the New Year. In particular this year she was captivated by the New European Paintings Galleries, but has appreciated many diverse areas of the collection over time and takes advantage of all that the Museum offers—as a destination for visiting friends and family, a quiet place for respite when the holidays leave her feeling overwhelmed, and a source for unique gifts and experiences to share with others. Katherine considered her estate plans and her fi nancial needs in retirement. She wanted to make a contribution to the Museum in addition to her Membership but needed to ensure that she would receive a steady stream of income during her lifetime. She thought there were a variety of planned gifts that might achieve this goal, so she contacted the Planned Giving Program for more information about her options, including charitable gift annuities. Katherine shared the information with her fi nancial adviser and decided to establish a $50,000 charitable gift annuity with the Museum. She was able to take an income tax deduction in the year of the gift and receives regular payments at a fi xed rate based on her age. In addition, Katherine was invited to join The William Society and was delighted to fi nd that she was able to make a far more substantial gift to the Metropolitan than she had thought was possible. To learn more about Planned Giving at the Metropolitan and The William Society,
The Deer, ca. 1865, by Gustave Courbet, oil on canvas. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929 (29.160.34)
contact the Planned Giving Program at 212-570-3796 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Museum’s website, www.metmuseum.org, in the Planned Giving section under “Ways to Give.” Note: This example is for illustration purposes only. Katherine is based on a composite of donors to the Museum.
Curatorial Friends Groups Joining a Curatorial Friends Group is a wonderful way to become more involved in the activities of a particular curatorial department. Friends programs include seminars and lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, visits to collections outside the Museum, and private receptions. In addition to being invited to these exclusive events, Friends also receive the benefits of complimentary upper-level Museum Membership. Dues range from $1,000 to $15,000. For more information, visit www .metmuseum.org/curatorialfriendsgroups, call 212-650-2075, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Plan Your Visit Hours Open 7 days a week. Sunday– Thursday, 10:00–5:30; Friday, Saturday, 10:00–9:00. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Recorded information, 212-535-7710. Members Admission Skip lines! Admission stickers are available at the membership desks in the Great Hall and Burke Hall. Non-Member Admission Recommended: adults, $25; seniors (65 and older), $17; students, $12. Purchase express admission in advance at www.metmuseum.org/visit.
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-650-2010. Garage 80th St. and Fifth Ave. Validate parking tickets at the Uris Center Membership Desk for a reduced fee. Designated parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities. Visitors with vehicles over 6'6" should call 212-650-9165.
Concerts and Lectures To order tickets,
visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212570-3949, fax 212-650-2253, or stop by the box office in the Great Hall. Community Programs Tours are offered by request for adult community groups within New York City. For more information, call 212-396-5170. Group Visits Call 212-570-3711 or visit www.metmuseum.org for information. Libraries For libraries and study room information, call 212-535-7710. The Thomas J. Watson Library is open to college-level researchers; 212-650-2225. Nolen Library, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, welcomes readers of all ages and has a special Children’s Reading Room; 212-570-3788. Helpful Hints
> Food and drink, other than water in plastic bottles, 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. Save Time by Traveling Light
Backpacks and packages must be checked. Avoid waiting in lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home. Coats and small umbrellas may be carried into the galleries. Large umbrellas must be checked. Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the Museum and cannot be checked.
Travel with the Met Portugal’s Douro River aboard AmaVida
May 2–14, 2014 See Lisbon’s Tile Museum, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and other sites. Cruise from Oporto through Portugal’s Douro River Valley. Call at Bitetos, see the Alpendurada Monastery in Caldas de Aregos, and visit the manor house of Mateus and gardens in Régua. Travel to Pinhao, Lamego, Barca d’Alva, and conclude in Vega de Terrón. Optional Madrid postlude. Land/cruise rates: from $6,990.
Spain: In the Footsteps of St. James (El Camino de Santiago) August 29–September
10, 2014 Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims on hikes along Spain’s Camino de Santiago. Admire spectacular monuments, savor fine cuisine, and stay in historic paradores—some former monasteries or castles. Visit Logroño and Burgos, stay at the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, and conclude in Santiago de Compostela. Land rate: $8,595.
For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/travel, call 212-650-2110, or e-mail email@example.com. Volume 46, Number 3, Winter 2013–14. © 2013 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send change of address information to email@example.com. General Information: 212-535-7710 | 23
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Members Calendar Winter 2013–14
Benefit Parties Holiday Reception Gala Holiday Dinner at The Cloisters Acquisitions Fund Benefit Family Benefit
Lectures George A. Schastey: Artistic Furnishings for America’s Gilded Age Photography from the Museum’s Collection
Previews and Receptions Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris
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