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New York, N.Y. (February 7, 2017) - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum's collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. This updated policy, known as Open Access, utilizes the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. This policy change is an update to The Museum's 2014 Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative. The Met's Open Access policy facilitates the use of more than 375,000 images of public-domain artworks for both scholarly and commercial purposes. The Museum is collaborating with global partners to enable greater access to the collection.

Met Family Benefit

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What:   The Met invites the entire family to enjoy an evening of creativity and entertainment at the 25th annual Family Benefit on Thursday, February 9.

This year, the theme of Coloring Outside the Lines will transform The Met Fifth Avenue into an artist's studio, where families will interact with practicing artists and learn how they create using various media, techniques, and tools.

A conversation with Walter Mosley about the legacy of his friend Harry Belafonte anchors a trio of screenings: The Strolling ‘20s, Kansas City, and Carmen Jones

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Astoria, New York, January 30, 2017-Actor, musician, activist, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will turn 90-years-old on March 1, 2017. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image will celebrate his legendary career as an artist and activist-a little early-on Saturday, February 4, with a three-film retrospective and conversation with Belafonte's friend, the best-selling author Walter Mosley. The Harry Belafonte Pre-Birthday Celebration will feature screenings of The Strolling ‘20s, a television special produced by and starring Belafonte and featuring Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more, that has hardly been seen in 50 years; Robert Altman's Kansas City, which features Belafonte's favorite of his own performances; and Otto Preminger's classic Carmen Jones, in which he stars opposite Dorothy Dandridge.

Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891). Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), 1887-88. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960

New York, N.Y. - Taking as its focus one of The Met's most captivating masterpieces, this thematic exhibition affords a unique context for appreciating the heritage and allure of Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), painted in 1887-88, by Georges Seurat (1859-91). Anchored by a remarkable group of related works by Seurat that fully illuminates the lineage of the motif in his inimitable conté crayon drawings, the presentation explores the fascination the sideshow subject held for other artists in the 19th century, ranging from the great caricaturist Honoré Daumier at mid-century to the young Pablo Picasso a t the fin de siècle.

Dine and Save at More Than 375 Restaurants
January 23 through February 10

New York City (January 23, 2017) - NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, today announced that NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017 is now underway. New Yorkers and visitors can save while dining at more than 375 participating restaurants in over 40 neighborhoods across the City from January 23 through February 10, 2017. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Saturday dining is excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

Teknolust

January 29-May 21, 2017

Astoria, New York, January 20, 2017-Museum of the Moving Image and its online publication Sloan Science & Film are pleased to join the nationwide film program Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in presenting a series of screenings accompanied by discussions with scientists and filmmakers. The inaugural series at Moving Image, from January 29 through May 21, includes films that span from the silent era through those made for the Internet, and focus on subjects ranging from seahorses to androids. Science on Screen is organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Sloan Science & Film.

Saranac Lake, N.Y.  - Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival's most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park's Winter Jam event on January 28.  Not many people can say they've played miniature golf outdoors in the winter, except those who have at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. But now thousands of New York City's residents and visitors from all over the world will get to experience this winter oddity during Winter Jam.

Hercules Segers, (Dutch, ca. 1590-ca. 1638). The Mossy Tree

New York, N.Y. - Hercules Segers (ca. 1589-ca. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality by using an extraordinary array of techniques that still puzzle scholars today. The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 13 through May 21,will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, who possessed one of the most fertile creative minds of his time. Although his name is not well known today, Segers's works were highly prized during his lifetime, and Rembrandt (1606-1669) owned eight of his paintings and a printing plate.