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Family Films

Dear Met News Subscriber,

Visit the Met on
a Friday or Saturday midsummer’s evening to see your
favorite works of art in a whole new light—when our
inviting galleries and marble sculptures become drenched
in a warm glow. Enjoy masterpieces from the Museum’s
collection in the classical ambiance of one of our many
elegant dining spots, such as the Great
Hall Balcony Bar
or the Petrie
Court Café and Wine Bar
. Or watch the sun dip under
the spectacular Manhattan skyline from the Roof
Garden Café
, where the vibrant works of Jeff
dazzle as they catch the fading rays. Plan
your visit online
and see a complete list of events
and programs
and sensational sunset dining
, as well as other
visitor information

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Sculpture Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New

Editor’s Pick

Superheroes: Fashion and

September 1

Featuring movie costumes,
avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance
sportswear, this exhibition reveals how the superhero
serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its
ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects
are organized thematically around particular
superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are
catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of
superheroism and their expression in fashion. Explore an
about the exhibition and see the online
for more information, including sponsorship

After viewing the exhibition, learn more
about fashion in the Met’s Costume

Check out other current
and upcoming
special exhibitions that you won’t want to miss during
your visit.

Related Program: Family

Young visitors and their
adult companions are invited to join us for a one-hour
slide introduction
to the Superheroes
exhibition. Please meet in the North Classroom, Uris
Center for Education. This program will be held on
Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 at 1:30, 2:30, and
3:30 p.m. Visit us online for a complete list of Family

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The Medieval Garden

We are thrilled to introduce The
Medieval Garden Enclosed
, a new blog dedicated to
all things horticultural—and medieval—at The
Cloisters Museum and Gardens
in northern Manhattan.
The Cloisters’ own horticulturists and medieval experts
will post information about medieval herbs, medieval
folklore and medicinal plants, calendar celebrations,
and links to a variety of resources that discuss the
role of plants in medieval art and life. And of course,
they will keep you updated on what’s in bloom in these
stunning, tranquil gardens.

July blooms include
an enchanting bouquet of flowers, each of which served a
different purpose in medieval times: fragrant lavender
was used as a remedy for heartache, fainting spells, and
scorpion bites; warm calamint was believed to ward off
tremors, chills, asthma, and hysteria; and lovely
jasmine served as a plant of the Virgin Mary in Italian
art representing the Madonna and Child—it thus
symbolized divine love and heavenly happiness. Visit The
Medieval Garden Enclosed
throughout the summer and
beyond for more details on these plants and

For more information about The
Cloisters Museum and Gardens
, including hours,
directions, and a list of upcoming events—visit
Remember—your admission to the Main Building of the Met
includes same-day admission to The Cloisters. Visit us
in person and online throughout the summer to see what’s

Lavender (Lavandula
, The Cloisters Museum and
Gardens. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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CBS2: At the

Discover even more reasons to visit the Met this
summer: enjoy CBS2’s "At
the Met
," a special series of videos dedicated to
the goings-on in our galleries. Highlights include
segments on the Roof
, Balcony
, New
Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European
Paintings and Sculpture
, New
Galleries for Oceanic Art
, and much more.

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Works of Art at the Metropolitan Museum

Gallery Talk Stanchion,
Great Hall
Free with Museum admission
July 12 at 10:00 a.m.

In this Gallery
Talk, Guthrie Nutter explores the different components
and techniques employed in theater—lighting, dramatic
conflict, and symbolism—that can also be found in
certain artworks by Rodin, El Greco, and Pollock. (In
Sign Language with voice interpretation)

See the
for a complete list of upcoming Gallery

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Young Members Party

a Bigwig
" this summer and attend our Young Members
Party—for Members
of the Museum between ages 21 and 35—on Thursday, July
10, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Dress: Summer

Cocktails and dancing will take place in
the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court
and two special exhibitions will be open for viewing: Superheroes:
Fashion and Fantasy
and Jeff
Koons on the Roof

Current Individual Members may
purchase up to two tickets at the cost of $75 per
person. New Individual Members may also purchase up to
two tickets, one for $125 (which includes a one-year Met
Net Membership, valued at $60) and one for a guest for
$75. Join

Attend the party last year? Renew your
Net Membership
and receive a discounted

For more information, please call
212-650-2218 or purchase
tickets online

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Summer Family Films

We are delighted to offer short
presented in one-hour screenings in
conjunction with the Met’s popular Art
Mornings for Families
. Each day’s theme focuses on a
specific area of the world: Tuesdays are devoted to
African art, Wednesdays to art from the Americas,
Thursdays to Asian art, and Fridays to art from the
ancient world. Family Films are free with Museum

The next screening will take place on
Tuesday, July 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Join us in the
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for
Education, for the following films:

  • A Story, A Story. Recounts an African
    folktale in which Ananse the Spider buys some stories
    for his children to hear. (10 min.)

  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.
    When Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale and Iguana
    plugs his ears in disgust, a chain reaction is set in
    motion leading to jungle disaster. (10 min.)

  • How the Frog’s Eye Sees. Animated
    study in movement and perception from the frog’s point
    of view. (7 min.)

See a complete list of upcoming Family

Visit our website for more
information about the Museum’s Family
and see MuseumKids
for fun-filled activities in the galleries and

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New Met Podcast

to David H. Koch Scientist in Charge Marco Leona,
Curator Joan Mertens, and Doctoral Candidate in
Archaeology at New York University Mark Abbe discuss a
Greek funerary stele on view in the New
Greek and Roman Galleries
. The episode
marks the inauguration of a new Audio Guide program at
the Met called "Investigations:
Art, Conservation, and Science."

Subscribe to
receive new episodes automatically or access an archive
of past episodes. For more information, visit Met

College Intern Tours

Summer college interns will give
regularly scheduled Museum Highlights Tours and Special
Topics Tours through August 8. See the online
or inquire at the Information Desk in the
Great Hall for details.

Give to the Museum

Your gift at any level makes a
difference. Thank you.

Group Visits

Let the Museum create a special
one-hour Guided Tour for your group of 25 people. Please
contact the Group Tours Office to find out about unique
programs focusing on Museum highlights, art-related
themes, and special exhibitions. Request information
about self-guided tours or see Group

Petrie Court Café and Wine

The Petrie Court Café has a new
look. While still offering lunch and Sunday brunch, the
new Petrie
Court Café and Wine Bar
transforms on Friday and
Saturday evenings into a sophisticated wine bar and

The menu highlights global,
tapas-style small plates, artisanal cheeses, a selection
of seasonal main courses, desserts, and a carefully
selected wine list designed to complement and enhance
the flavors of your meal. Bon appétit!

The Met Store Featured

of Impressionism Wall Calendar 2009

delightful wall calendar features masterworks by
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Non-Member Price: $14.95

our new
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through August 20.

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