METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART'S FIFTH ANNUAL POST PRIDE PARTY
Thursday, July 19, 2012
6:30PM - 8:30PM
A note from the organizers of this event:
As we anticipated, the hundreds of tickets that were allocated for this amazing event were snatched up in mere seconds (Yes, the event is that popular). I encourage you to add your name to the waiting list (by using the link below). In years past we have been able to move 100+ waiting listers to the rsvp list.
However, if you wish to guarantee entrance to the Fifth Annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Post-Pride Party, you may want to purchase a ticket to a very special VIP Members Reception that will take place on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Met. This reception is held just prior to the Post Pride Party and last year's rooftop event was splendid.
OPEN BAR, PRIVATE VIEWING OF 'SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA,' 'DUERER AND BEYOND,' 'NAKED BEFORE THE CAMERA,' AND 'SPIES IN THE HOUSE OF ART.'
Presented by the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fifth Annual Post Pride Party features a buzz-worthy cocktail reception in the Met's Great Hall and private viewings of four diverse exhibitions (see below). There is no charge for this event, but space is limited and online registration is required.
Make a note of the appropriate RSVP link now:
OP women only: http://lgbtmet2012lynx.eventbrite.com/
OP men only: http://lgbtmet2012outprofessionals.eventbrite.com/
These links go live at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9; the RSVP system does not allow registration before that. OP ticket allotments -- one ticket per applicant -- are likely to go within minutes.
You can guarantee your admission to the Post Pride Party with the purchase of a ticket to a distinguished VIP pre-party: "The LGBT Members Reception: An Evening in Cloud City," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Join Emily K. Rafferty, President of the Metropolitan Museum; Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, and a special guest to be announced. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the company of Met curators, take in the Manhattan skyline and view "Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City," weather permitting. Afterwards, join the Post Pride Party downstairs.
ALL-INCLUSIVE ADVANCE TICKET. New and renewing Museum Members, $200; includes LGBT Members Reception, Post Pride Party, and a one-year individual Museum membership. Current Museum Members, $100. Space limited; no availability at door. Order now at http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/benefit-events/. The LGBT Members Reception and Post Pride Party are made possible through the generosity of Jeff Soref and Paul Lombardi. Cloud City is lent by Christian Keesee.
"Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations." Explore the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Italian designers from two different eras. Iconic ensembles accompany videos of simulated conversations between the two, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
"Duerer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700." This is the first to extensive overview of the museum's holdings of early Central European drawings, many of them acquired in the last two decades. Some of the most exceptional -- including works by Albrecht Duerer -- entered the museum with the Robert Lehman Collection in 1975.
"Naked Before the Camera." Tapping veins of mythology, carnal desire, hero worship and aesthetic pleasure, depictions of the nude have triggered impassioned discussions of sin and sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty. With the sexual revolution of the 1960s, nudity and its representation took on new meanings -- declarations of freedom from societal strictures, assertions of individual identity, explorations of sexuality and gender roles, or responses to AIDS.
"Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video." This selection from the Met's permanent collection surveys the various ways museums inspire the making of works of art. These works suggest the benefit to a visitor of stepping back, reflecting, lingering.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: 6 to 77th Street, 4/5 to 86th Street. Directions from where you are: http://www.hopstop.com/.
LGBT MEMBERS RECEPTION:
"An Evening in Cloud City," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden ($200/$100, all inclusive). No availability at door. Order now at http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/benefit-events/.
FIFTH ANNUAL METROPOLITAN MUSEM OF ART POST PRIDE PARTY, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission free, space limited. Apply online (see above) at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9; one ticket per applicant.