Fall Into The Met
Fall Into The Met
April 24, 2024 | 2:05 am
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John Holiday
Steve Martin
Ahmed Badr
Héctor Zamara
Iria Candela
Andrew Bolton

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

About This Event

Since reopening our doors after the longest closure in the Museum’s history, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is once again welcoming visitors to The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. In addition to the extraordinary scope of The Met collection and special exhibitions, we have a variety of opportunities for our visitors to engage with the Museum beyond our walls. Join us and Fall Into The Met as we:

  • Watch a performance by ascendant countertenor John Holiday, who has created an urgent program for The Met—Hold On! Freedom Is Coming!—that juxtaposes classical Italian opera with Civil Rights-era songs by African American composers, including Margaret Bonds and H. Leslie Adams.
  • Experience the virtual audio tour of Making The Met, 1870–2020 voiced by actor Steve Martin together with current and former Met staff.
  • Hear from poet Ahmed Badr, a former Iraqi refugee, about a program he created to foster the empowerment of displaced youth through storytelling, where participants created poetry inspired by objects in The Met’s Ancient Near East Art galleries.
  • Appreciate the complexities of Lattice Detour, the latest installation on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, as explained by its creator, artist Héctor Zamora, in discussion with Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department.
  • Preview About Time: Fashion and Duration with Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute to celebrate the opening of the exhibition with an introduction by Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton.

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