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.

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor

All artists subject to change.

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Ives: Three Places in New England

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)