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The Met Expands Programming on MetFriday

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The Met Expands Programming on MetFridays

This Summer with Live Performances, Featured Events, and Restaurant Specials

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MetFridays: New York’s Night Out is expanding this summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the addition of thematic programming on July 22 at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, and extended evening hours at The Met Cloisters through Labor Day.

On July 22, a concert will highlight MetFridays: Extreme Measures at The Met Fifth Avenue. That same evening at The Met Cloisters, the quartet Jazz and Honey will perform music from the 1930s, the decade in which The Cloisters was inaugurated.

Each of the three Met locations will have special MetFridays offerings this summer:

 

MetFridays at The Met Fifth Avenue

 

More than 5,000 years of art come alive at the Museum’s landmark building, The Met Fifth Avenue. On MetFridays, when this location is open until 9 p.m. on Friday nights throughout the year, visitors can enjoy a drink, music, and conversation with friends, or immerse themselves in a range of exhibitions and programs.

A full list of MetFridays: Pride programming and activities at The Met Fifth Avenue is available on The Met website.

MetFridays: Extreme Measures, on July 22, invites visitors to discover the power of objects large and small through interactive gallery chats, art making, music, and more. A concert by Bansuri flutist Jay Gandhi will take place in connection with the exhibition Divine Pleasures: Painting from India’s Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections (June 14–September 12), and a special Drop-in Drawing session will feature live models wearing garments inspired by the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (on view through August 14).

The Met Fifth Avenue offers food and drink specials every Friday evening as part of MetFridays. The Roof Garden Bar is presenting an artful cocktail menu inspired by The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) (on view through October 31, weather permitting), featuring one of their most popular offerings, the Red Barn Sangria. Throughout June, the Great Hall Balcony Bar will host a menu inspired by the exhibition Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World (on view through July 17), drawing on the cuisine of the ancient city of Pergamon (now known as Bergama, in present-day Turkey), and featuring light appetizers-perfect for sharing with friends while enjoying a drink.

Museum Members can enjoy priority service at the new Members Rooftop Bar located on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, open every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. The Members Rooftop Bar, open only to Museum members, will feature a selection of summer cocktails and offer unparalleled views of the New York City skyline.

Other MetFridays activities occurring at The Met Fifth Avenue on a more regular basis include concerts by string quartet ETHEL and Friends on the Balcony Bar, Museum Highlights tours, Drop-in Drawing sessions, and The Observant Eye, in which visitors spend time investigating and discussing a particular work of art.

Full schedule of public hours at The Met Fifth Avenue

 

MetFridays at The Met Cloisters

 

Visitors can experience the wonders of medieval European art, architecture, and gardens at The Met Cloisters until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays through Labor Day. The Met Cloisters overlooks the majestic Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park and derives its name from the portions of five medieval cloisters that have been incorporated into its overall structure.

On Friday, August 26, at 6 p.m., The Met Cloisters will host a tastingof German white wines of the Mosel with importer Stephen Bitterolf, founder of vom Boden Fine Wines.

Jazz and Honey at The Met Cloisters will take place at 6 p.m. during the July 29 MetFridays. Trumpeter Alex Nguyen and his quartet will perform music from the 1930s, the decade when this jewel on the Hudson was designed, built, and opened to the public. Visitors will be able to taste the flavors of the summer season with a sampling of local honey and learn about the ancient practice of beekeeping.

The Trie Café at The Met Cloisters offers a thoughtful selection of wine and beer, chosen to complement the gardens and inspired by the Saint-Guilhem cloister. The heritage of all of the wine and beer selections can be traced to the medieval era.

Extended Summer Hours at The Met Cloisters are made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Full schedule of public hours at The Met Cloisters

 

MetFridays at The Met Breuer

 

The Met Breuer extends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art program to the iconic building designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue at 75th Street in Manhattan. On every Friday throughout the year, The Met Breuer is open until 9 p.m.

Exhibitions on view at The Met Breuer this summer are: Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible(through September 4) and diane arbus: in the beginning (July 12–November 27, 2016).

For more information on these exhibitions, please visit metmuseum.org/exhibitions.

Full schedule of public hours at The Met Breuer

 

MetFridays Hours

When: Every Friday evening

Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, open until 9 p.m.

                    The Met Breuer, open until 9 p.m.

                    The Met Cloisters, open until 7:30 p.m., May 27–September 5

NEW TALENT SPOTLIGHT: FIVE DESIGNERS TO WATCH: Presented By Metropolis In Partnership With Neocon

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At Neocon 2016, Metropolis debuted five new talents who are developing key designs for the future, in a curated installation.  An architectural adventure, a weaver, an artist, lighting makers and a pair of experimental neo-traditionalists—all formed part of this inaugural class. If you missed this group of innovators at the Mart read below for or recap and also check them out in the June issue of Metropolis June.

Photo Credit Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit Jessica Pierotti

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ASSEMBLY
 Pete Oyler, Nora Mattingly

Assembly Design is a studio that creates high quality furniture and objects with a forward-thinking aesthetic; employing both traditional and experimental techniques, our work is fresh, thoughtful, and made with care. Displaying L2, 2x Glass Vases, 2x Glass Bowls (Sm)

Photo Credit Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit Jessica Pierotti

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DAMM 
Robert Zurn, Brenda Zurn

DAMM makes well crafted, original, hand- made objects and believes honest elemental materials and a thoughtful aesthetic speak for themselves. Displaying Theorem, Fovea, Myron, and Untitled

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

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DESIGN WITH COMPANY
 Allison Newmeyer, Stewart Hicks

Design With Company is a Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer architectural adventure. Displaying New Talent installation design

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

4.
HERRON
 Dee Clements

Herron is a Textile Brand + Weaving Studio in Chicago that focuses on bold, graphic hand woven rugs, blankets, pillows and wall hangings by marrying an artistic process with ethical responsibility.
Displaying Primary + Secondary Rug, Sunset Blanket (Natural)

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

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STEVEN HAULENBEEK

Steven Haulenbeek is a multidisciplinary artist and designer concentrating in process-based, material-driven furniture and objects. Displaying Seed Bowls, Ice-Cast Bronze
Side Table, Ice-Cast Bronze Vessel

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

Photo Credit: Jessica Pierotti

ASID NY Metro, Bloomingdale’s and Modern Luxury Manhattan “Summer Entertaining Soirée”

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ASID NY Metro, Bloomingdale’s and Modern Luxury Manhattan 
Invite You To A: 
“Summer Entertaining Soirée”
Learn how to host the ultimate summer affair – from a lavish garden party to a beach house soirée. Join the city’s top designers as they bring their unique vision of summer entertaining to life.
Where: 
Home on 6th
Bloomingdale’s 59th Street
When:
Thursday, June 23
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Don’t miss out on exclusive giveaways, 
including a luxe NYC staycation for two! 
 RSVP Here!
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The U.S. Pavilion’s Reimagination of Detroit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

By Luci Slater

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The 15th International Architecture Exhibition- La Biennale di Venezia, which began May 28 and is on display through November 27, 2016, is in full swing. This year’s theme, Reporting From the Front, is directed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, who is best known for social-housing projects. The exhibition is laid out in a unitary sequence from the Central Pavilion to the Arsenale, which includes 88 participants from 37 different countries. The major concepts and messages that the theme expresses include awareness, perspective, need, opportunity, and choice, encouraging architecture to make a make a difference.

This year, the United States Pavilion presents The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects designed for specific sites in Detroit, Michigan. The project is co-curated by Cynthia Davidson, executive director of the nonprofit Anyone Corporation think tank in New York and editor of the international architecture journal Log, and Mónica Ponce de León, dean of Princeton University School of Architecture, founding principal of MPdL Studio, and former dean of University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who the U.S. Department of State chose to organize the exhibition.

Together with an eleven-member Detroit advisory board, the co-curators picked four sites including vacant land along the Dequindre Cut near Eastern Market, an abandoned light industrial building and its paved surroundings in Southwest Detroit/Mexicantown, a massive U.S. Postal Service sorting facility and vacant block on the riverfront, and the abandoned and decrepit Packard Automotive Plant. Although they are specific sites, the curators want the ideas expressed by the architecture to become a model for other post-industrial cities facing similar practical challenges.

In order to select the architects, Davidson and Ponce de León issued a nationwide call for expression of interest in producing state-of-the-art architectural proposals for Detroit. With over 250 responses, Davidson and  Ponce de León selected 12 teams: A(n) Office, Detroit (Marcelo López-Dinardi, V. Mitch McEwen); BairBalliet, Chicago and Columbus, OH (Kristy Balliet, Kelly Bair); Greg Lynn FORM, Los Angeles (Greg Lynn); Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta (Mack Scogin, Merrill Elam); Marshall Brown Projects, Chicago (Marshall
Brown); MOS, New York (Hilary Sample, Michael Meredith); Pita & Bloom, Los Angeles (Florencia Pita, Jackilin Hah Bloom); Present Future, Houston (Albert Pope, Jesús Vassallo); Preston Scott Cohen Inc., Cambridge, MA (Preston Scott Cohen); SAA/Stan Allen Architect, New York (Stan Allen); T+E+A+M, Ann Arbor, MI (Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, Meredith Miller); Zago Architecture, Los Angeles (Andrew Zago, Laura Bouwman).

In the fall of 2015, the teams walked their project sites, and throughout the year have worked with community leaders and citizens to discuss each site’s aspirations and ideas before beginning their projects. Three architect teams were assigned to each site, whose purpose of the project is to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness within the area. The architecture serves as an idea and makes visible hidden possibilities within the sites. The architects proposed programs and forms for the sites not as fixes for Detroit but as provocations for convening public conversations about the design challenges that face the 21st-century city.

Ponce de León’s design for the pavilion is a series of column signs announcing the exhibition in Detroit’s eight most commonly spoken languages. The 248-page cataLog, edited by Davidson, is available at the United States Pavilion and the bookshops inside the exhibition venues. The exhibit also includes 20 postcard views of Detroit, which Davidson and photographer Camilo José Vergara selected from the 463 entries to “My Detroit”, a postcard photo contest that the curators held last fall. These free souvenir postcards, many featuring images by Detroit photographers, each tell a short story about the Motor City.

The exhibition has been divided into four rooms – one for each site – and is a compilation of physical models, drawings, renderings, and various process work. Architect Greg Lynn even uses the Microsoft HoloLens in order to conceptualize and showcase his education center redesign of the Packard Plant, which has been abandoned for a half century. Other speculative projects ranged from a governmental center to house some 68,000 refugees by Andrew Zago to a vertical botanical garden by Stan Allen Architect. The exhibit will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in February 2017.

For more information about The Architectural Imagination, visit www.thearchitecturalimagination.org

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The Architectural Imagination, 2016. U.S. Pavilion courtyard. Photo by Salam Rida.

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The Architectural Imagination, 2016. Mexican Town. Photo by Salam Rida.

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The Architectural Imagination, 2016. Packard Plant. Photo by Salam Rida.

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The Architectural Imagination, 2016. U.S. Post Office. Photo by Salam Rida.

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The Architectural Imagination, 2016. Dequindre Cut. Photo by Salam Rida.

 

Riedel Wine Tasting at AJ Madison’s New Brooklyn Showroom

By Luci Slater

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AJ Madison just announced the official launch of the AJ Madison Kitchen Design Group. The company is recognized as the industry’s foremost appliance authority, and offers an unrivaled selection of top rate appliances as well as customer service. The AJ Madison Kitchen Design Group will work with the design community through a new state-of-the-art appliance showroom in Brooklyn, where clients can experiences 60+ appliance brands in person.

AJ Madison and Miele, a manufacturer of high-end domestic products, is pleased to host a Riedel Wine Glass tasting workshop on Tuesday, June 7 (that’s tomorrow!) in order to introduce clients to their new flagship showroom. While presented with some of the newest and high-end domestic appliances at the showroom, guests will also learn about the relationship between the shape of the glass and the perception and enjoyment of wine.

Each participant will receive a complimentary Riedel Veritas Tasting Set that includes 3 glasses. The event is 21 and over. Count us in!

For more information go to: https://www.ajmadison.com/appliances/events/wine-tasting-event-june-2016

Date:

Tuesday June 7, 2016

Time:

6:00-8:00pm

Location:

AJ Madison Showroom

3605 13th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11218

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