"Afghanistan" Previews, Receptions, and Lecture
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Opens to the public June 23
Celebrating the rich heritage of ancient Afghanistan, this exhibition commemorates the heroic rescue of the region’s most precious archaeological treasures, all thought to have been destroyed. See the exhibition preview for more information, including sponsorship credits.
The Trustees Dining Room will be taking lunch reservations during daytime previews and dinner reservations during all Member evening events except for Monday, June 15. Please call 212-570-3975.
Regular Museum Hours
Supporting, Met Family Circle, Apollo Circle, and Sustaining Members: June 16–21
Family/Dual and Individual Members: June 17–21
Evening Viewings and Receptions
President’s Circle, Patron Circle, and Patron Members: June 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Met Family Circle, and Apollo Circle Members: June 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Sustaining Members: June 18 and June 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
For Members beginning at the Family/Dual level
Saturday, June 20, at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m.
Elisabetta Valtz, curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Denise Leidy, curator, Asian Art
Image: Pair of bracelets in the shape of antelopes, 1st century A.D. Tillya Tepe, Tomb II. Gold with turquoise and carnelians; each 8.5 x 6.3. cm. National Museum of Afghanistan. © Thierry Ollivier / Musée Guimet
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"Roxy Paine on the Roof" Evening Reception
Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom
Through October 25
Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom is American artist Roxy Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date.The latest in a diverse body of work, this sculpture is one of the artist’s Dendroids based on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes. See the exhibition preview for more information, including sponsorship credits.
Evening Viewing and Reception
Donor and Contributing Members: June 24, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
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This summer, all Members are invited to enjoy The Trustees Dining Room‘s new light summer menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. The two-course prix fixe dinner costs $32 per person. Additional courses and à la carte menu items are also available.
In addition to our light summer menu, we are offering a "100 mile" tasting menu that showcases local farmers and indigenous agriculture within 100 miles of New York City. The four-course menu costs $59 per person.
For reservations or inquiries, please call 212-570-3975.
Wine Dinner with Michael Mondavi
Savor a sumptuous Wine Dinner on Saturday, June 13. Michael Mondavi will host the dinner, highlighting his family’s celebrated wines. The Trustees Dining Room’s chef de cuisine, Fred Sabo, will prepare a four-course tasting menu to complement the specially selected wines.
Cost for the evening is $250 per person, plus tax (gratuity included). For more information, please call 212-570-3986. Reservations are required and space is limited.
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For Family/Dual, Sustaining, Met Family Circle, Apollo Circle, and Supporting Members
Join us for a festive affair on Wednesday, July 15, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The evening begins with cocktails on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden (weather permitting), which boasts Roxy Paine’s stunning installation, Maelstrom, and a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. Afterward, enjoy an elegant dinner and dance in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court. Designed as a classical French garden, the Sculpture Court serves as a framework for the presentation of Italian and French sculpture dating from the 17th through the 19th century.
Tickets are $400 per person. You may purchase your tickets online. For more information, please call Karen Rienzi at 212-570-3887 or email email@example.com.
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For Young Members
Young Members Summer Party
Don your finest "summer chic" apparel and get ready to make merry among priceless works of art. On Thursday, July 9, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., we will be hosting our annual summer party for Young Members. Dance and sip cocktails in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court. Relish an exclusive viewing of the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion. Socialize on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden (weather permitting).
Space is limited for this fabulous event, so purchase your tickets now. The price is $75 for Members and $125 for non-Members. Not sure what to expect (or to wear)? See photos and a video from last summer’s party.
Join or renew as an Apollo Circle Member and receive two free tickets to the party!
Young Members from any of the 15 Membership levels and Members of The Apollo Circle may partake in a special series of "Summer Fridays" in the Petrie Court Wine Bar and Café. This intimate wine bar offers a delectable menu and excellent rotating selection of wines. The first Summer Friday, on June 26, will feature live music and a special offer for Members: a free glass of wine with dinner and 20% off your final bill.* The last seating in the Wine Bar and Café is at 8:30 p.m.
* Discount does not include alcoholic beverages.
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Members Double Discount Days
Find a unique wedding or Father’s Day gift—or just treat yourself—during Members Double Discount Days at The Met Store. From June 16 through June 21, Members enjoy a 20% discount that can be used online or in person.
If you are not yet a Member, join now to take advantage of these extra savings.
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Travel with the Met
Sicily by Sea (PDF)
October 16–26, 2009
Enjoy a privileged view as we circumnavigate Sicily aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. Jerrilynn Dodds, a popular lecturer in the Metropolitan’s Concerts & Lectures program who has traveled on previous Met voyages, will accompany us. Stop to view magnificent art, impressive ruins, and romantic hilltop towns.
Land/cruise rates: from $6,995
For a list of upcoming trips or more information, please visit Travel with the Met, call 212-650-2110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Met Store Featured Item
Modern Garden Shawl
Our shawl is based on a Wiener Werkstätte postcard depicting a decorative garden with vibrant red blossoms.
Member Price: $76.50
Non-Member Price: $85.00
Experience the fine art of shopping at The Met Store.
Garden Tours at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Offered Tuesday through Sunday at 1:00 p.m., these tours provide visitors with horticultural, architectural, and historical information about The Cloisters and are free with Museum admission.
The Medieval Garden Enclosed
The Medieval Garden Enclosed is a blog dedicated to the plants and gardens of The Cloisters. Learn how to find and grow medieval herbs and flowers, discuss the long histories of many familiar garden plants, and discover which roadside weeds were once valued medicinals.
The William Society Gazette
The William Society Gazette features stories about friends of the Museum who have made gifts to support the future of the Metropolitan, information about planned giving, and news about special events for William Society Members. Now published biannually, the latest issue is available here (PDF). The Gazette is named for The William Society, the Museum’s recognition group for supporters who have chosen to include the Metropolitan Museum in their will or estate plan.
If you would like information about planned giving or joining The William Society, please contact the Planned Giving Program at 212-570-3796, by e-mail at email@example.com, or visit us online.
Met Podcast Episode
In a new podcast episode, Metropolitan Museum curators Morrison Heckscher and Amelia Peck discuss the details of an 18th-century period room furnished with the belongings of the Verplanck family.
Members always receive a discount on Audio Guides, which provide insightful commentary developed by curators and educators about works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection and select special exhibitions. This month, Audio Guides are available for the exhibitions The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective, and Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.