1000 Fifth Ave.
Description: Buried six-feet deep in Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery, some of America's most renowned 19th and 20th-century artists and artisans lie in eternal repose. Just 12 miles away, these same titans enjoy immortality in The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The Green-Wood Historic Fund is offering an exclusive "Day at The Met" to celebrate the landmark exhibition, "George Bellows." Bellows, interred at Green-Wood, was one of the leading realist painters of the early 20th century and this exhibition is the first comprehensive showing of his work in 50 years. Lisa M. Messinger, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and co-curator of the exhibition, will lead an exclusive tour of her Bellows installation. Participants will then enjoy lunch -- included in the admission price -- in the Petrie Cafe, overlooking Central Park. Then it's off to the American Wing with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for a tour of artwork by other Green-Wood luminaries including stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge; silver, jewelry and presentation vases by Tiffany & Co.; paintings by Asher B. Durand, William Merritt Chase, and Eastman Johnson; and sculpture by Thomas Crawford. Participants will be joined by special guest Thayer Tolles, curator of The American Wing and an expert on Green-Wood sculpture.
This special tour is limited to 25 participants and each ticket includes lunch. Admission is $125; $110 for Historic Fund Members. Attendees 65 and older will receive a $6 discount. Participants will meet at The Met; transportation to the museum is not provided. To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.
Venue Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Ave. on the Upper East Side, accommodates some of the greatest cultural treasures in the world, representing art from around the world and every time period from the Stone Age to the present. The museum houses the finest American art in the world, as well as an impressive collection of European, Greco-Roman, and Ancient Egyptian art. The Egyptian Art gallery includes a whole temple that was shipped to America as a gift.
The Cloisters A branch of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters are devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The building itself is built with actual chapels, cloisters and other pieces of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Inside, one can see sculpture, tapestries, magnificent stained-glass windows, and more. The most renowned treasures include the Book of Hours by Jeanne d'Evreux, the Bury St. Edmonds cross, the Chalice of Antioch, and the Unicorn Tapestries. The Cloisters are situated on the beautiful rolling grounds of Fort Tryon Park, which has magnificent views of the Palisades.
Hours: Friday-Saturdays 9:30am-9pm. Sunday, Tuesday?Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm.
Recommended Admission (includes main building and The Cloisters on the same day): $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. No extra charge for any exhibition. Tickets available at ticketweb.com or 1-800-965-4827.
For more information: 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org
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