Month: February 2010

AN ACQUIRING MIND: PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

“Those of us who run the museums, run them for the benefit of the public, all the public.” Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1977 to 2008. (February 2010)—The extraordinary legacy of Philippe de Montebello, who served for 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum Art, is chronicled in GREAT …

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Irvin Mayfield & Nojo Composing Music For Great Museums New Orleans Project

hesney and I just returned from meeting with the extraordinary jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield in New Orleans. Irvin is composing the background music for our upcoming GREAT MUSEUMS special “New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.” He and members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) will perform the material in a live recording session …

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