SundayArts is Now NYC-ARTS
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Morrison Heckscher
Posted: July 13th, 2009
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Philippe de Montebello interviews the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Morrison Heckscher about the recent opening of the New American Wing at the museum. They discuss Michelle Obama’s appearance to cut the ribbon, American art and history’s relevance to the 21st century, the Alexandria Ballroom, the creation of period rooms for the public, the Engelheart Court, and education through the arts.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.