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Congrats to Met intern Sara Ryan Dinubilo!

Sara Ryan Dinubilo

Sara Ryan Dinubilo

We’ve all enjoyed the great blog entries by the Met’s marketing intern, Sara Ryan Dinubilo, this past year.  And for those of us who got the chance to work with her, we enjoyed her great spirit, her enthusiasm and her dedication.

We also enjoyed more than one tale about her dreams of going to the Guggenheim in New York City to intern there…well we’re very excited for her as we heard today that she got her internship at the Guggenheim!

So, from all of us at the Met, congratulations Sara!  You deserve it – you have a very bright future ahead of you and we hope you won’t forget us when you get to the big city!  Good luck!

A Note from the Met regarding Marc Chagall

The Met regrets that Marc Chagall: The Early Etchings from the 1920s is no longer on view at the Museum.  Due to reports on the Museum’s current financial circumstances, there were concerns on the part of the exhibition’s owners for the security of the art.  While these precious works were never in any danger of damage or loss whatsoever, we of course understand their position and complied with their requests.


We deeply regret the early closure of this exhibition for any of those who wished to see it but were unable to.  We hope this incident does not affect your desire to visit the Museum, as fantastic exhibitions including The Art of Dr. Seuss, Chagall for Children, Horton Hears a Holiday and The Art Books of Henri Matisse remain on view for your enjoyment. 


We thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. 

MetTalk Video Series: Matisse & Chagall with Craig Hamilton Arnold

The Met’s own Craig Hamilton Arnold recently gave a lecture on the works of Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall to a gathering of Fresno’s chapter of L’Alliance Francaise.  The video of his lecture is below for your enjoyment.  Previous lectures by Hamilton can be found here and here.

Fresno Met Museum – Matisse & Chagall with Craig Hamilton Arnold from Fresno Metropolitan Museum on Vimeo.

Green Eggs and the Met! – Photos!

Have a look at some great photos from Green Eggs and the Met! Photos by Brad Polzin.

Photo Gallery

These trees aim to please!

What a treat! Local designers, along with The Metropolitan Club volunteered and pulled together to create a special Holidays at the Met with a fun, funky twist.

Amongst the Dr. Seuss artwork, you will find a Seuss-ified version of Holidays at the Met we are calling Horton Hears a Holiday!

My favorite one so far is the Grinch Tree with a beautifully hand painted scene. They incorporated my favorite color PINK!

Another tree I thought was particularly creative, was the Red Fish, Blue Fish Tree with elaborate fish ornaments and a fish tank under the tree!

They aren’t finished quite yet, so there are plenty more trees to see but I thought I would give you all a sneak preview to what you should expect to find this Saturday, November 14, 2009 through January 17, 2010 when you visit the Fresno Metropolitan Museum with your family for your Holiday festivities.

The Met Club ladies really outdid themselves this year with large glorious trees of various colors and themes. It’s a magical experience unlike any you’ll find in Fresno!

Amanda Allen is the Met’s Marketing Coordinator.  She wants to know why Santa Grinch is stealing her tree.  E-mail her at amandaa@fresnomet.org.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

you know what

You wanted it, you got it.  And yes, while it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, we’re in the spirit.  Come November 14th, we hope you’ll visit the Met and get in the spirit with us!

John English is the Met’s Manager of Marketing and Communications.  When he laughs his belly jiggles like a bowl full of jelly.  E-mail him at johne@fresnomet.org.