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First New York Exhibition by The Beautiful Project to Open at The Met’s Education Center

On December 6, the exhibition Pen, Lens & Soul: The Story of The Beautiful Project will open in The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it will be on view through February 24, 2020. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pen, Lens & Soul, the first New York exhibition created by The Beautiful Project, presents over a decade of work by image makers and storytellers, including young artists as well as their adult mentors and coaches, who create spaces for black girls and women to express their power and beauty.

Pen, Lens & Soul: The Story of The Beautiful Project is made possible by The 

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

The Beautiful Project is a North Carolina-based collective that uses photography, writing, and care to advance the representational justice and wellness of black girls and women. It is one of 21 arts and cultural organizations—including The Metropolitan Museum of Art—that form the Collaborative for Creative Practice and Social Justice, which explores the impact of the arts in and with communities through themes of justice and equity, relationship building, sustainability, and social impact. 

The exhibition features photography and writing from young artists who have been trained to use the camera and pen to document how they see the world and their aspirations. Founded in 2004, The Beautiful Project is a collective of black artists, scholars, and educators who encourage and equip black girls and women to be the caretakers of their needs, images, and stories.

“This presentation is a celebration of the incredibly talented girls and women who have channeled their experiences into powerful art,” said Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Museum’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education.  “We are proud to partner with a fellow member of the Collaborative for Creative Practice and Social Justice to host the first exhibition featuring the work of such a vital organization.”

“I hope when our young artists walk through the exhibition they will meet their undeniable selves, and see clearly what their creativity and diligence inspired. The world needs to hear their voices,” said Jamaica Gilmer, Founder and Executive Director of The Beautiful Project. “We wanted to offer black girls and women a space of sisterhood and hope.”

Pen, Lens & Soul: The Story of The Beautiful Project was organized by Jamaica Gilmer, Khayla Deans, Erin M. Stephens, and Pamela Thompson of The Beautiful Project.

Related Program

In celebration of this exhibition, on Saturday, December 7, 1–3 p.m., The Met and The Beautiful Project invite black girls and young women ages 12 and over to a creative workshop using storytelling and image making as wellness tools to affirm and empower and to disrupt harmful misrepresentations.

About The Beautiful Project

The Beautiful Project is a collective of image makers using photography, writing, and care to create spaces for black women and girls to confront the mass misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and misuse of their likeness in the media and in the world at large. For more information, visit www.thebeautifulproject.org and follow on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

About The Met 

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City-The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Dedicated to making art accessible to everyone, regardless of background, ability, age, or experience, The Met’s Education Department is central to the Museum’s mission and currently presents over 39,000 educational events and programs throughout the year. Exhibitions organized with the support of the department include the annual P.S. Art and New York City Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.

Through its website and social media accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, The Met expands its visitor experience to people all over the world. For additional information about the Museum, visit www.metmuseum.org.

*Photo credit: #dearblackgirl, 2015. Kaci Kennedy, The Beautiful Project Intern 2016, Virginia. Digital photograph. Image courtesy of The Beautiful Project.
 

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Teens Take The Met

The Met will welcome thousands of teens from New York’s five boroughs for Teens Take The Met!, a night of performances, hands-on activities, dancing, and giveaways. Since the program’s launch in 2014, the event has brought together over 28,000 young people for what has become one of the most dynamic events in New York City for teens. In partnership with over 40 youth and cultural organizations, the event encourages teens—many of whom are visiting The Met for the first time—to immerse themselves in hands-on experiences while exploring the Museum. Teens Take The Met! is free for all teens (age 13 or older) with a middle school or high school ID. 

The event is made possible by the Gray Foundation. 

“The Museum always looks forward to Teens Take The Met! with great anticipation,” commented Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Museum’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education. “It is core to The Met’s mission to create safer spaces for all young people to be able to be themselves in big and beautiful ways.”

A wide and engaging variety of interactive stations, performances, and activities have been created for the event. There will be activities inspired by The Met’s inaugural annual facade commission by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free Us, including a power pose workshop led by Martha Graham’s Teens@Graham and a sun print activity with Met Teen Interns. 

Stations that offer art-making, hands-on learning, and thought-provoking discussions led by The Met and partner institutions will be scattered throughout the galleries. Some highlights: Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) will invite teens to create collages centered around the question “What does social justice mean to you?”; The Met’s Digital team will provide tips and tools on how to explore hundreds of thousands of open access artworks from the Museum’s collection online; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian will teach teens how to create their own calendars that reflect the personal rituals in their lives, while learning about Indigenous calendars and timekeeping systems;  The Center for Anti Violence Education—a new partner for the event-will lead a self-defense demonstration followed by a session on self-care tips and breathing exercises; and The Door—also a new partner-will engage a station centered around the life and work of legendary artist, Keith Haring. 

Sign Language interpretation, assistive listening devices, sighted guides, large print and braille programs, and a designated quiet space will be available, along with free snacks and photo opportunities.

To participate, teens will need a special-event wristband, which they can pick up at either of the Museum’s two Fifth Avenue entrances (at 81st and 83rd Streets), where a pop-up performance by Bard High School Early College Panther Team Steppers will entertain the crowds during check-in. The wristbands will provide access to teen-only activities throughout the building. 

The event will be featured on The Met’s website, as well as on  Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #metteens.

Community Partners 

92Y Center for Arts Learning & Leadership; Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE); ArtsConnection; Bard High School Early College Manhattan; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn Public Library; Building Beats; The Center for Anti-Violence Education; The Center for Book Arts; The Dedalus Foundation; The Door; El Museo del Barrio; Epic Theatre Ensemble; FICA New York; Free Arts NYC; Games for Change; Girls for Gender Equity; Hill Art Foundation; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Latimer Heights; Lewis Latimer House Museum; Lincoln Center Education; Manhattan Theatre Club; Museum of Arts and Design; Museum of Chinese in America; MyLibraryNYC; New York City Writing Project; New York Film Academy; New York Public Library; New-York Historical Society; No Longer Empty; The Noguchi Museum; NYC Department of Youth & Community Development; Planned Parenthood of New York City; Poster House; Pratt Institute Community Engagement Board; Roundabout Youth Ensemble; The Rubin Museum of Art; Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Teens@Graham; Titan Theatre Company; Urban Word NYC; UrbanGlass; Wave Hill; Writopia Lab; YWCA NYC 

About the Gray Foundation 

The Gray Foundation is committed to improving the lives of low income children in New York City. The Foundation partners with leading nonprofits to provide access to education, healthcare and opportunity for children across all five boroughs. In addition, the Foundation is focused on accelerating research, improving treatment and raising awareness for individuals who have inherited BRCA mutations. Jon and Mindy Gray founded the Gray Foundation in 2014. 

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THE MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its fourth annual World Culture Festival, with this year’s events and activities centered on the theme of “Dance.” Workshops, performances, puppetry, art making, and more will explore how artists find inspiration and express themselves through movement, and participants of all ages will have the opportunity to experiment with motion. The festival is free with Museum admission, which is pay-as-you-wish for New York State residents as well as students from New Jersey and Connecticut.

“Each year, The Met’s World Culture Festival welcomes New Yorkers of all backgrounds to celebrate and share their traditions surrounded by inspiring works of art from across time and around the world,” said Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education. “The universal power of movement is present in cultures all over the globe. We are excited about this year’s theme of ‘Dance’ and the lineup of incredible workshops, performances, and other experiences that bring art to life in new ways at The Met.”

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers—the longest-running Native American Dance Company in New York—will perform in the American Wing in observance of Native American Heritage Month; and the nation’s leading Latino dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, will host flamenco and salsa dancing workshops in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month. To celebrate Diwali, The Culture Tree will present a puppet show inspired by Krishna, one of the most widely revered and popular Indian gods. Award-winning movement artist and poet Jahra “Rager” Wasasala will perform God-House (bure kalou), a work that explores the vivid realms related to the artifacts in the exhibition Atea: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia.

World Culture Festival: Dance! is made possible in part by the E.H.A. Foundation and Tiger Baron Foundation. Additional support is provided by Jody and John Arnhold and Antique Tribal Art Dealers’ Association.

Please see below for more information about scheduled events and activities:

PERFORMANCES

Space is limited; first come, first served.

God-House (bure kalou) with Jahra “Rager” Wasasala

12–12:30 pm, 1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm

Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 359

Puppet Show: The Colors of Krishna’s Love

1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm, 3–3:30 pm

Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 206


Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm, 4:30–5 pm

Floor 1, American Wing, Gallery 700

ART ACTIVITIES AND GALLERY DEMONSTRATIONS

Meet artists and make art together inspired by The Met collection! Unless otherwise noted, activities are best for ages 3 and up.

Tap Your Toes

Explore how to use your body as an instrument by turning your sneakers into tap shoes!

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall West, Uris Center for Education

Reimagining Ancient Greek Prizes with Rose Nestler

Did you know that modern-day trophies are inspired by prizes for ancient Greek games? Make your own trophy with video artist Rose Nestler, who makes oversized, fabric reinterpretations of ancient Greek vessels.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall West, Uris Center for Education

Jingling Jewelry

Celebrate Diwali by making colorful, acoustic jewelry inspired by artworks in The Met collection.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall East, Uris Center for Education

Dancing with Degas (Best for ages 5 and up)

Connect science and art by building a basic motor to make a tiny dancer twirl.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall East, Uris Center for Education

Flamenco Dancing Workshop with Ballet Hispánico

1–1:30 pm (For all ages), 2–2:30 pm (Best for ages 13 and up)

Express yourself through the empowering dance style of flamenco.

Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Salsa Dancing Workshop with Ballet Hispánico

3–3:30 pm (For all ages), 4–4:30 pm (Best for ages 13 and up)

Move to a fun, rhythmic salsa sequence with Ballet Hispánico.

Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Dancing with Lights and Digital Art 

Learn to code and construct wearable circuits, then create digital body sketches with STEM from Dance.

Ground floor, Studio, Uris Center for Education

Capoeira Workshop

12–12:30 pm, 1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm, 3–3:30 pm, 4–4:30 pm

Learn capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music, with FICA New York.

Ground floor, Art Study, Uris Center for Education

Every Body Dances

Let your body create its own story. Be inspired by works of art from The Met collection and learn basic dance movements and techniques with Infinity Dance Theater. All bodies are encouraged to participate.

Ground floor, Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education

Wangechi Mutu: From Seat to Feet

Create animated figures using collage material inspired by The Façade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free Us, and Mutu’s collages.

Floor 1, Modern and Contemporary, Gallery 399

Drop-in Drawing with Teens@Graham

Sketch live dancers as they perform choreography that embodies power. Drawing demonstrations with teaching artists repeat every 30 minutes.

Floor 1, Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing 

STORYTELLING AND QUIET SPACES

Tot Spot (Best for ages 0–5)

Play and learn with books, blocks, and more; just for early learners.

Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

Storytime with Miss Nina (Best for ages 3 and up)

1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm

“Rap, Rock & Read” during Miss Nina’s signature show! Clap, stomp, shake, dance, wiggle, and sing along during this interactive Storytime.

Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

The cafeteria on the ground floor will also celebrate World Culture Festival. A special menu is available for purchase.

Large-print and Braille activity schedules and assistive listening devices are available upon request. Sign Language interpretation is available free of charge by request with at least one week’s notice.

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Bastille Kicks of American Tour

Headline Run Includes September 24 Show At NYC’s Hulu Theatre At Madison Square Garden And October 12 Greek Theatre Concert In L.A. Bastille Performs On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On September 25 Doom Days, Bastille’s Critically Acclaimed New Album, Is Out Now Bastille will kick off its North American headline tour at The Met in Philadelphia.

The extensive run will include shows at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (September 24) and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (October 12). See below for itinerary. Tickets are on sale HERE. Bastille will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, September 25. The GRAMMY® nominated, Brit-winning band is touring in support of its new album, Doom Days (Virgin Records), available everywhere. Bastille launched the album a show in New York City’s Central Park as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series. Check out their performance of the single “Joy” HERE. Last month, fans around the world were awestruck when front man Dan Smith posted a video of himself singing “Flaws” on a giant roller coaster during a recent show at a Stockholm amusement park. View the clip HERE. Doom Days takes listeners on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Album Sales chart and in

the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. In a four-star review, NME said, ‘Doom Days’ is a vivid snapshot of humanity and an imaginative, adventurous leveling up from one of Britain’s most influential bands. If the end times are coming, you could do a whole lot worse than taking its lead and gathering up all your friends, pressing play and partying like it’s 1999.” “Joy” has amassed more than 70 million combined streams globally while lead single “Quarter Past Midnight” is Bastille’s third single to hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Smith performed a stripped-down version of the track “Bad Decisions,” accompanying himself on piano, as part of Rolling Stone’s “How I Wrote This” series. View the interview and performance HERE.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 11 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single “Pompeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Marshmello and Bastille’s hit single, “Happier,” has topped charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding 3.5 billion. It is certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 15 million units in the rest of the world. “Happier” held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Media base/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. It has spent 50 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs tally. 

Bastille  – North American Tour

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LA Times The Taste – Costa Mesa Lineup

The Los Angeles Times announced the lineup for its Costa Mesa edition of The TasteFollowing its 10th anniversary on the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot, one of the most popular food and drink festivals is returning to Orange County for its second year to spotlight the vibrant cuisine and award-winning restaurants in the heart of Southern California.

Hosted by The Times’ Food staff, The Taste in Costa Mesa will take place at The MET over three sessions: one on Friday, Oct. 18 and two on Saturday, Oct. 19. Admission to each event includes unlimited samplings from dozens of local restaurants, premium cocktail tastings, plus demonstrations from renowned chefs and wine experts.

Friday, Oct. 18, 7 to 10 p.m.

L.A. Times Cooking Editor Genevieve Ko will host the opening event featuring Syrian pastry chef Maher Nakhal (Le Mirage Pastry) as he reveals the handcrafted artistry behind his authentic Middle Eastern desserts and French pastries. Critically acclaimed chef Ross Pangilinan (Terrace by Mix Mix) will showcase his eclectic style and Euro-Filipino flavors through a demo of one of his signature dishes, hosted by Times Features Writer Gustavo Arellano. Restaurants include: Filomena’s Italian Kitchen, Outpost Kitchen, Puesto, Tackle Box, The Ranch at Laguna Beach and WAVE Gourmet Burgers.

Saturday, Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m.

Chef Carlos Salgado of Michelin-starred Taco María, will provide a glimpse into his contemporary, Mexican-influenced cooking with L.A. Times Cooking Columnist Ben Mims. Taking the crowd on a wine tour through Monterey County, Rob Baker (Southern Glazer’s) will lead a presentation on Bordeaux-style wine from Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Winery. Restaurants include: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Mayors Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen, Mesa and Roba Noodle.

 Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 to 10 p.m.

The Taste festivities continue on Saturday night as chef Wing Lam (Wahoo’s Fish Tacos) will cook up his legendary Baja-style fish tacos, while Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault (Knife Pleat) will demonstrate modern, seasonal interpretations of classic French techniques with Times Senior Food Writer Jenn Harris. Restaurants include: Bluegold, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, CUCINA enoteca, Georgia’s Restaurant, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar and Toast Kitchen + Bakery.

Travel Costa Mesa has partnered with nearby hotels to offer special packages that include a pair of tickets to The Taste with each night’s stay for a weekend “Eatcation” to explore more of the area’s diverse food and cultural scene.

Photo Courtesy of LA Times The Taste

The Met Store Celebrates Pride and Individuality with Camp-Inspired Collection

The Met Store launches a capsule collection in celebration of Pride inspired by the spring 2019 Costume Institute exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion. As Oscar Wilde, who personified camp and plays a major role in the exhibition said, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” This message is the inspiration for a selection of rainbow-patterned products in The Met Store that celebrate pride and individuality.

The colorful selection includes apparel, tote bags, pouches, mugs, jewelry, and other more, and is part of The Met Store’s collection of more than 300 camp-inspired pieces.

The collection is available at The Met Store online, and The Met Fifth Avenue Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition store and main store.

Visit The Met Store website, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more. For additional information on the exhibition, visit The Met website as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #MetCamp.

The Greeting Committee

“This band needs to be on your radar.” – Idolator

The Greeting Committee share a new song, “You’ve Got Me”

LISTEN HERE.

This is the newest teaser from the critically acclaimed Kansas City quartet’s upcoming debut album. They recently shared their single “17”.

Idolator wrote, “The Greeting Committee exudes youthful abandon on [their] shimmery new single.”

Stay tuned for more details soon.

Kicking off September 6 in Indianapolis, the band will join Jukebox The Ghost for upcoming North American tour dates. Amidst that run, they will also perform at WEQX PearlPalooza in Albany, NY on 9/15 alongside White Reaper, Superorganism, and KITTEN.

Full routing can be found below.

With their recent U.S. run, their energetic live show captured the attention of audiences across the country. After their Pittsburgh set, AXS wrote that The Greeting Committee “quickly won over the crowd with their energy and catchy songs.” Twin Cities Media praised, “If every band had the amount of energy that Addie had last night I would never have a complaint about a live show there’s no denying the power behind The Greeting Committee’s live shows”, while Music In Minnesota agreed, “The Greeting Committee put on one of the best performances from an opening act Iߣve ever seen in my life.”

Between high school classes in their native Kansas City, The Greeting Committee quietly stirred up a following with their 2015 debut EP It’s Not All That Bad, which caught the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz. The lead single “Hands Down” impressively generated 10 million-plus streams as the band went on touring with the likes of MisterWives, Tennis, The Mowgli’s, Saint Motel, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, as well as making a splash at Lollapalooza and SXSW. “17” is their first new release since their 2017 sophomore EP Meeting People Is Easy.

Photo credit: EILZABETH MIRANDA

The Greeting Committee are: Addie Sartino (vocals), Brandon Yangmi (guitar), Pierce Turcotte (bass), and Austin Fraser (drums).

THE GREETING COMMITTEE TOUR DATES WITH JUKEBOX THE GHOST:

9/6 • Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi

9/7 • Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

9/10 • Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

9/11 • Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

9/13 • Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

9/14 • Baltimore, MD @ Rama Head Live

9/15 • Albany, NY @ WEQX PearlPalooza*

9/17 • Toronto, ON @ Horseshow Tavern

9/19 • Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

9/20 • Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

9/21 • Holyoke, MA @ Gateway Arts

9/22 • Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

* not a Jukebox The Ghost date with White Reaper, Superorganism and KITTEN