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Coming Up at the Met: Programs and Resources for the Academic Community

Coming Up at the Met:

Programs and Resources
for the Academic Community

Happy New Year and welcome back!
Kick off the spring semester with Academic Programs at the Met! 

We invite faculty and instructors to join us for wine and cocktails,
meet Museum staff and academic colleagues from diverse disciplines,
and hear about possibilities for teaching with the Met’s resources and collections.

Friday, January 30, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Remarks at 5:50 p.m.
Emily K. Rafferty
Sandra Jackson-Dumont
Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education

If you are a college professor or instructor and plan to attend, please RSVP.

This semester, make the Metropolitan Museum an extension of your classroom.

Friday Evening Programs

Friday Focus  Join leading curators, art historians, and other specialists for lectures related to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections.

January 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m. “God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: Fostering Literacy about Islam and Muslim Cultures through the Arts”
Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, and Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Feburary 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Turning the Page: The Art of the Chinese Album
Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art, the Metropolitan Museum
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

The Observant Eye  Spend an hour contemplating a single work of art in the Met’s collection through close observation and deep discussion.

January 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Pregnant Pause: The Story of One Moment in an Early Netherlandish Painting”
Registration opens one week prior to each session.

February 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Changing Times: Depicting Moments of Change in Two Roman Sculptures”
Registration opens one week prior to each session. 

Friday Focus Films

January 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. “Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies” (2008)
Arne Glimcher, director. Investigate the influence of the invention of cinema on Cubism (62 min.).
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Above: Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927). Pears and Grapes on a Table (detail), autumn 1913. Oil on canvas; 21 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (54.6 x 73 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection

Sunday at the Met

Cubism across Cultures and Continents: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and Masterpieces of the Met
Explore one of the most significant Cubist art collections ever assembled from multiple perspectives.

Sunday, January 25, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Speakers include the following Metropolitan Museum staff:
Andrea Bayer, Jayne Wrightsman Curator, Department of European Paintings
Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator, Department of Musical Instruments
Rachel Mustalish, Conservator, Department of Paper Conservation
Rebecca Rabinow, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art and Curator in Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection.

Class Visits
Class visits are a great way to invigorate your syllabus
and encourage your students to think in new directions.

Contact us if you are interested in bringing your students to the Museum:

Resources For Faculty and Students

The Collection Online provides information and images of each object in the Museum’s holdings.

MetPublications is an online database of every Met publication since 1964, including collection and exhibition catalogues. Many titles are available as free, downloadable, full-text PDFs.

Looking to Connect with European Paintings: Visual Approaches for Teaching in the Galleries is a digital interactive publication for those who teach at the college level and beyond.

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history.

The Thomas J. Watson and Nolen Libraries are open to both students and faculty. Museum admission is not required to use either library. The Watson Library is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public programs and lectures are offered every day at the Museum and are presented by Museum staff and art historians, as well as other experts in a broad range of subjects.

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