Ives & Hartley: Landscapes of Modernism

Sun, May 21, 2017, 2 PM
Part of the series Sight & Sound

at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
in NYC

  • Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein draws parallels between music and the visual arts
  • Ives’ Three Places in New England & the artwork of Marsden Hartley and others
  • A discussion of the works, a performance of Ives, and your questions answered
  • Ticket includes museum admission

The Music & Artwork

The Music: Ives’ Three Places in New England
In this orchestral set, Connecticut-born composer Charles Ives set out to evoke through music the atmosphere and history of three locations in New England.


The Artwork: Works by Marsden Hartley and others
Ives’ contemporary, Maine-born painter Hartley, was himself deeply attached to music. He returned to Maine in his final years and applied his modernist aesthetic to its landscapes.

>Explore the exhibition Marsden Hartley’s Maine at The Met Breuer

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor

All artists subject to change.

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Ives: Three Places in New England

Marsden Hartley’s Maine at The Met Breuer

Image: Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943). Mt. Katahdin (Maine), Autumn #2 (detail), 1939–40. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 40 1/4in. (76.8 x 102.2cm) Frame: 36 1/8 x 46 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (91.8 x 117.5 x 4.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection, Bequest of Edith Abrahamson Lowenthal (1992.24.3)

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