Like two conspiring schoolgirls, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Jillian Sackler held hands and giggled as they walked through the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition last night at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
While the devil was still putting on his white suit and top hat for the new production at the Metropolitan Opera of Gounod’s “Faust,” mere mortals were starting their night with cocktails in the Grand Tier.
Thomas P. Campbell , the Oxford- educated curator elevated to director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in January 2009, earned $929,735 in salary and benefits in his first year atop New York’s most visited museum.
A horse costume lay on a glossy white vanity in Sarah Michelson’s dressing room; Sam Lewitt offered tiny spinning spheres emerging from what looked like an oil slick; and framed pages of an old celestial handbook turned up on the walls throughout the museum, placed there by Lutz Bacher.
Wilbur Ross of WL Ross & Co. and his wife, author Hilary Geary Ross, helped host a fundraising dinner last night to support the restoration of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was paid $1.04 million in salary and benefits in 2010, when attendance at New York’s most-visited museum rose to its highest level in four decades.