Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Met Breuer to Open to Public with Three-day Weekend Celebration, March 18 - 20, 2016

Mark your calendars! The Met invites you to celebrate the opening of highly anticipated The Met Breuer, with three days of special programs and extended hours! The inaugural weekend begins at 10 am on Friday, March 18, with an interactive performance by David Dorfman Dance that will continue throughout the day.

Highlights of the weekend include a series of 9-Minute Talks presented by over 30 artists, writers, performers, designers, curators, Met staff, and other creative voices from across New York City. Inspired by the inaugural exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, the presenters will respond to the idea of the "unfinished" in talks of just 9 minutes in length-the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer. A special Family Day will take place on Sunday, March 20, with programs and events for visitors of all ages, noon–4 pm.

The Museum will offer extended hours at The Met Breuer—from 10 am to 10 pm—on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19.

All events are free with Museum admission.

Opening March 18 at The Met Breuer

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible—a major thematic survey of unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. March 18–September 4, 2016
Nasreen Mohamedi—the largest exhibition to date dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. March 18–June 5, 2016
Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer—live performance throughout Museum hours in the Tony and Amie James Gallery, March 18–31, 2016

Opening Weekend Performances and Talks
David Dorfman Dancers: The Met Breuer
Friday, beginning at 10 am
Throughout the day David Dorfman Dance and musicians will perform a work that interacts with the public and harmonizes with the notions of a reveal, the unexpected, and the joyful.
9-Minute Talks; all three locations
Hear creative voices from across New York City respond to the idea of "unfinished" in talks of just 9 minutes in length—the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer, and between the entrance of Fort Tryon Park and The Met Cloisters.

Opening Weekend Activities

Art Activities
Hands-on art activities that will take place at The Met Breuer throughout the weekend include Drawing Space—Friday, 6–9:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am–9:30 pm and Sunday, noon–4 pm—taking inspiration from the work of the artist Nasreen Mohamedi, the subject of one of the inaugural exhibitions.
Family Day at The Met Breuer
Sunday, March 20; noon–4 pm
At interactive stations throughout the exhibitions—on floors 2, 3, and 4—families are invited to explore the galleries and create works of art at drop-in workshops. Other activities include Drawing Sound, a program with musician and educator Seth Ginsberg on floor 5. There will also be a #MetKids Photobooth, on floor 5.
Music Download
Soundwalk 9:09
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams's new work, commissioned to celebrate the opening of The Met Breuer, takes its title from the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer. The two compositions, "Downtown" and "Uptown" are available for download at metmuseum.org/soundwalk and at Q2music.org.

Refreshments at The Met Breuer: Blue Bottle Coffee Bar
Floor 5
Open during Museum hours
Recharge with light snacks and beverages available for purchase.


Special Hours for The Met Breuer Inaugural Weekend, March 18-20
Friday, March 18, 10 am–10 pm
Saturday, March 19, 10 am–10 pm
Sunday, March 20, 10 am–5:30 pm

Regular Hours for The Met Breuer (as of March 21)
Tuesday and Wednesday10 am5:30 pm
Thursday and Friday, 10 am9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am5:30 pm
Closed Monday

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