Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art With The Band Visit’s Adam Kantor

Photo Features   Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art With The Band Visit’s Adam Kantor
 
The actor, currently starring in the Tony Award winning hit musical, takes us inside one of his favorite ways to beat the summer heat along with his grandmother.
Adam Kantor
Adam Kantor Marc J. Franklin

You’ll be hard pressed to find a duo more dynamic than The Band’s Visit’s Adam Kantor and his grandmother, Lucille. Walking along the museum's halls, the two are a mix of mischief and reverence as they work their way to current fashion exhibit, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

“What could be more fun than two Jews in the Catholic fashion exhibit!” Kantor laughs. He elaborates, “I love how the met is embracing fashion as an art form. This exhibit in particular has entered the cultural zeitgeist in an exciting way.”

It’s that same fascination with art and culture that led Kantor to Broadway, an interest that Lucille helped to foster—since his childhood, she would bring him to museums and theatres, engaging him with the culture of New York City. Asked when she knew Kantor would be an actor, his grandmother immediately gushes, “Since the day he was born! His voice is unique. He was so receptive to art and music. He was just a natural.” Watching him perform The Band’s Visit’s moving final song “Answer Me” eight times a week, Broadway audiences would have to agree.

Flip through photos of Adam Kantor in our "Summer in the City" series below:

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and at The Met Cloisters until October 8. Visit www.metmuseum.org for more information.

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