National Geographic : 1999 Nov
CONCERTS & LECTURES AT THE MET One Hundred Passenger Years John Maxtone-Graham Join historian John Maxtone Graham for his retrospective of a remarkable shipboard century. By the 1950s, the world's most luxurious vessels succumbed to aircraft, the tropics beckoned, and indolent cruises began. Clothing, customs, profiles, and interiors underwent drastic social, artistic, and architectural changes as, astonishingly, even vaster hulls proliferated. February 2 Immigrants and Industrialists aboard Mauretania, Titanic, Berengaria, and Bremen February 9 The Fabled Atlantic Crossings of Normandie, the Two Queens, and United States February 16 For Caribbean Cruising, Norway and Megaships GrandPrincess and Voyager ofthe Seas 3 Wednesdays at 6:00: $45 Single Tickets: $20 ... .. Art and Literature One Thousand Years Janetta Rebold Benton Robert DiYanni In celebration of the millennium, these four conversations examine some of the cultural highlights of the last 1,000 years. While looking at art and architecture and reading literature, Professors Benton and DiYanni trace the trends that tie diverse arts together. These lectures are linked to their recent book, Arts and Culture,published by Prentice Hall. January 5 Medieval to Renaissance: Chartres and Dante to Michelangelo and Shakespeare January 12 Baroque to Neoclassical: Versailles and Milton to David and Pope January 19 Romantic to Realist: Turner and Wordsworth to Cezanne and Flaubert January26 Picasso, Wright, Eliot, and Woolf to Predictions for the New Millennium 4 Wednesdays at 6:00: $65 Single Tickets: $20 Ancient Greek Literature in the Present Day Three scholars discuss literary works that complement the master pieces of the sixth through fourth centuries B.C. that are exhibited in The Met's New Greek Galleries. Robert Fagles January 21 An Evening's Odyssey with Homer Rachel Hadas January 28 Mirrors in Euripides Gregory Nagy February 4 Sappho and Pindar 3 Fridays at 6:00: $50 Single Tickets: $20 Hildegard Behrens, soprano Ken Noda, piano Presented at the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Strauss, and Berg This concert is supportedby the estate ofKathryn Walter Stein. Friday, May 19, at 8:00: $40 THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART FOR TICKETS CALL 212-570-3949, MON-SAT, 9:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street www.metmuseum.org Fax ticket orders to 212-650 -2253 including name, address, phone, and credit card information. This is a partial listing of concerts and lectures. Call for a complete brochure.