Meet Kamal Haasan at the Met!


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Meet Kamal Hasan

Meet Kamal Hasan

A chance to Meet Iconic Actor Kamal Haasan

You know you want to see him!

Kamal Haasan, the enigmatic actor and director, is coming to New York City and you have a chance to meet him and share his thoughts and ideas.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites you an informal talk with one of India’s best-loved actors and directors.

Kamal Haasan will discuss a variety of topics about his work and interests in India, skills development, freedom of speech and globalization of cinema.


Kamal Hasan at the Met

Kamal Hasan at the Met


Mr. Haasan is a writer, director, actor, dancer and winner of the Padma Shree & Padma Bhushan, among India’s top civilian awards. He is famous for calling himself a “reluctant actor” despite having worked in more than 200 films. He is also a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction in Tamil and his published work is testament to his constant exploration of structure and form.

He has never hesitated to state his opinions and encourage debate about topics that are socially relevant. He is a rationalist in thought, moderate in opinion and a humanist in philosophy. The need to be socially conscious is seen in the way his fan clubs have revamped themselves into entities that carry out charity and volunteer work.

Please join us for what will certainly be a fun thought-provoking evening. PLEASE RSVP as seating is limited. If you have questions,[email protected]


5-5:15: check-in
5:15: Welcome remarks by Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer

Introduction by Shailja Gupta – Digital Strategist for Mr. Haasan
Mr. Haasan and Sree Sreenivasan in conversation. Sree is The Met’s Chief Digital Officer.
Q&A with audience

6:30 pm: Photo session and networking
7-9 pm: The Met galleries and Balcony Bar are open till 9 pm

While you’re at the Met you can also catch the following India-related shows to get a whiff of home.

Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama (Gallery 251 through June 5)…

“Arms and Armor from the Islamic World” (Gallery 380 through January 2, 2017)
Curator: Stuart Pyhrr (Pierre Terjanian)
More info:


Over at The Met Breuer, our new space for Modern & Contemporary Art on 75th St & Madison Ave (the old home of the Whitney Museum):

“Nasreen Mohamedi” – through June 5, 2016 (This landmark exhibition about India-born Nasreen Mohamedi is sponsored by India’s Reliance Foundation)
Curator: Brinda Kumar
Location: The Met Breuer

More info:…

Did you know this year’s Met LiveArts artist-in-residence is jazz musician Vijay Iyer, the MacArthur Genius? He will be performing for 18 straight days at #MetBreuer:… * And a wonderful New Yorker profile:…


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