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CHILDE HASSAM
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST

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This major retrospective brings together some 140 of the finest paintings, watercolors, pastels, and prints by the celebrated American artist, including his renowned patriotic views of flag-draped Fifth Avenue during World War I.

ON VIEW JUNE 10 - SEPTEMBER 12

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART [[museum logo]]
Open every Friday and Saturday 9:30a.m.- 9p.m. - Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York - 212-535-7710 - For an online preview visit www.metmuseum.org

No tickets required for special exhibitions.
The exhibition is made possible by THE PETER JAY SHARP FOUNDATION and THE BANK OF NEW YORK.
Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917, 1917, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Ethelyn McKinney in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney, 1943.

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WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

Crossing (Lincoln Center), Candida (Pearl Theatre), Labor Day (MTC). Regional: Folger Theatre; Dallas Theater Center; Studio Arena; A.C.T.; SF, California, Utah and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. TV: "Law & Order," "Ed," "Deadline," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Melrose Place," "All My Children," "One Life to Live."

GRETA OGLESBY (Understudy for Lena). Theatre: The Goodman: Gem of the Ocean, Amen Corner, A Raisin in the Sun. Steppenwolf Theatre: Goodbye Stranger, Whispering City. Penumbra Theatre: Dinah Was, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, A Love Song for Miss Lydia. CTC: Do Lord Remember Me, Shakin' the Mess Out of Misery. The Guthrie Theatre: Crowns.

AARON PANNELL (Understudy for Travis) is thrilled to be a part of Raisin. His credits include Nickelodeon's "Fairly Odd Parents" and an educational film. Aaron enjoys reading, dancing, sports and video games and is a blue belt in martial arts. Thanks to God, Mom and Dad, Roddy and Taj, Frontier Booking and Noble Talent.

HEATHER ALICIA SIMMS (Understudy for Beneatha/Ruth). Broadway: Ma Rainey (Dussie Mae). Off-Broadway: The Exonerated; Breath, Boom; Insurrection: Holding History; Three Sisters. Regional: Joe Turner's..., Spunk, Flyin' West. TV: "Whoopi," "Third Watch," "Homicide," "Law & Order," "As the World Turns." Film: Head of State, Shock Act, Kings County. MFA: Columbia. Honor to God and her wonderful family and friends.

KENNY LEON (Director) is an acclaimed producer and director who is presently cofounder and director of True Colors Theatre Company, dedicated to diversity and the preservation of African-American classics. He served as artistic director of the Alliance Theatre Company for more than a decade and has directed regionally at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, San Jose Rep, Indiana Rep, Goodman, Huntington, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Geva Theatre, Long Wharf, BAM, GA Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage and the Theatre of the Stars. While at the Alliance, he produced ten world premieres, including Elton John's Aida, Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West and Blues for an Alabama Sky, Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Athol Fugard's Playland and in cooperation with the Kennedy Center, Debbie Allen's Soul Possessed. He made his Off-Broadway debut at the Public directing Thalami Davis's Everybody's Ruby. His work includes the 2003 world premiere of Sandra Deers' The Subject Tonight Is Love. A graduate and honorary Ph.D. of Clark Atlanta University, Kenny is the recipient of the MIT Eugene McDermott Award and was chosen one of the "Top 20 to Watch" by The Financial Times. As an actor, Mr. Leon recently originated the role of Citizen in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean at The Goodman. In 2005, Kenny will direct the world premiere of the opera Margaret Garner by Toni Morrison with music by Richard Danielpour.

THOMAS LYNCH (Scenic Designer). Broadway: Contact, The Music Man (Tony nomination), Thou Shalt Not, Swing!, Having Our Say, The Heidi Chronicles (Tony nomination), Ah, Wilderness!, The Young Man From Atlanta, Little Voice, Tintypes. Off-Broadway: Valhalla, Old Money, Laughing Wild, The Food Chain, Madame Melville, Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Driving Miss Daisy. Designs for all major regional theaters and with directors including Daniel Sullivan, Robert Falls, Emily Mann, Christopher Ashley, Richard Nelson and Stephen Wadsworth. Opera: The Ring Cycle (Seattle), Xerxes, (NYCO), Alcina (Covent Garden), A Quiet Place (Vienna Staatsoper), upcoming Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera. Twice participant in the Prix d'Or of the Prague Quadrennial.

PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Designer).
Broadway: Caroline, or Change; Drowning Crow; Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (Tony nom); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; On the Town; The Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm; and Def Poetry Jam. Off-Broadway: Flesh and Blood; Fame on 42nd Street; One Flea Spare; Henry V; Venus; Dinah
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