lincoln-seen-and-heard.jpgNew York, N.Y. - On the 203rd anniversary of Lincoln's birth, the Metropolitan Museum presents a special performance of "Lincoln Seen and Heard," a program that has been performed at the White House, Ford's Theatre, the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton Presidential Libraries, and other venues. Actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova, A Few Good Men) reads the words of Lincoln, as the Metropolitan Museum's Harold Holzer, an award-winning Lincoln scholar, narrates and illustrates with Lincoln photographs. Lincoln was frequently photographed at precisely the time of his most important speeches, and this program combines his words and pictures to evoke the real Lincoln-from his days as prairie politician to the presidency and immortality. WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan TICKETS: $30 To purchase, visit or call 212-570-3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday noon-4:30. Tickets include admission to the Museum on day of performance.


PRESS CONTACT: Ann Matson, tel. (212) 570-3951 or email: Journalists interested in coming to cover the event need to contact the Communications Department in advance with their request. Contact: Elyse Topalian, Ann Matson Communications Department 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198 tel (212) 570-3951 fax (212) 472-2764