[infoshare] An Invitation to the Met

  • From: Ellen Rubin <ellenr5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: infoshare@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:48:49 -0700

Below is an invitation to visit the Met in the newly remodeled facility. If you are interested in attending any part of the day, RSVP to the numbers at the end of the invitation. Even if you have never participated in a program at the Met, make this your first visit--I am sure you will want to go back!! (smile)


Dear All
As you may know, the Metropolitan Museum's New Uris Center for Education will open on Tuesday, October 23. We are very excited about this - we will once again have classrooms, art studios and an Art Study Room where the Touch Collection will be housed and used for handling workshops.

The opening event is an Open House throughout the day on the 23rd, with various programs taking place in each new space. From 11.00-11.45 there will be a handling session using the Touch Collection in its state-of-the-art new home, entitled "The Touch Collection: Exploring Works of Art through Touch". This program is designed for people who are blind or partially sighted, but anyone can drop in to observe or take part in any of the various activities happening that day. So there will be observers and drop-ins.

As someone who has participated in our programs and helped us out with feedback on our programs for visitors with visual impairments, we wondered if you might be interested in taking part in this workshop at 11.00. It will give you a chance to acquaint - or reacquaint - yourself with our Touch Collection, which includes over 100 works of art from across the Museum's collections, and also to explore our wonderful new education spaces. Ines Powell and Pamela Lawton will be leading the workshop.

So, if you are interested in attending, please let us know, either by replying to this e-mail or calling (212) 879-5500 ext.3561. We very much hope you can join us on the 23rd, as well as on later dates for the usual workshops and tours.

Very best wishes
Rebecca, Deborah, Cathy and Marie
Access Coordination at the Met

Rebecca McGinnis
Access Coordinator
Associate Museum Educator
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
tel 212.650.2070
fax 212.570.3972
TTY 212.570.3828

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