Sunday, August 9, 2020

 The MET Virtual Events feature Julia Bullock, The Unicorn Tapestries, and More

Image of a group of singers at The Met Cloisters.


Digital Premiere—Nativity Reconsidered: El Niño

Saturday, August 8, 7:30–8:30 pm 

Join us for the digital premiere of soprano Julia Bullock's reconsideration of the Nativity story. Experience this uniquely distilled rendering of John Adams's monumental Christmas oratorio El Niño, specially arranged for American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and recorded live in concert at The Met Cloisters. 

Image of the members of the string quartet, ETHEL at the Balcony bar


ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home

Friday, August 7, 5–5:30 pm 

Experience the Balcony Bar from home with the Great Hall Balcony Bar's resident ensemble, ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary concert field. This week's installment is "Balcony Bar Remix," a special selection of the series' past performances.

Image of 'The Unicorn Purifies Water', in this tapestry the unicorn kneels before a tall white fountain that has a pair of pheasants and a pair of goldfinches perched on its edge.


Insider Insights

The Unicorn Purifies Water from The Unicorn Tapestries
Join Met experts for an in-depth look at The Unicorn Purifies Water, the most lyrical of The Met's famous ensemble The Unicorn Tapestries.

Picturing Possessions: Korean Munbangdo Painting
Saturday, August 8, 10–10:20 am

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Saturday Sketching (Ages 13–18)

Saturday, August 8, 1–1:20 pm

Teens are invited to join us on Instagram, get inspired by works of art from The Met collection, and experiment with different drawing approaches. 

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Drop-in Drawing—Decorative Letters

Sunday, August 9, 10–10:30 am

Drop in anytime for a virtual session of our popular series and experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges. This week, dive into letters and books with a drawing activity that celebrates Book Lovers Day. 

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Met Memory Café

Wednesday, August 12, 2–3 pm

Brew a cup of coffee or tea and gather around art to chat, share, and stretch! For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. 

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The Observant Eye Online

Thursday, August 13, 6–7 pm

Tap into your powers of observation and investigate a work of art through close looking and discussion. All adult learners are welcome. 


Image of three teens, a boy and two girls,  pointing at a sculpture with notebooks and pencils

Virtual Group Tours

Engage with great works of art—wherever you are! Experience live virtual tours for K–12 School Groups and Adult Groups. Join us and connect with more than 5,000 years of art and culture.

Racial Justice Resource Library

This library of resources, created in collaboration with many areas across The Met, is intended to support our staff's individual and personal efforts to address systemic racism and injustice, which will help advance our institution's work to dismantle inequalities through our diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility plans.

More Virtual Events

Looking for more? Events are available on YouTube, Facebook, and our website after they premiere. 


Accessibility at The Met

The Met is committed to accessibility for all. For information about accessibility, programs, and services for people with disabilities at both Met sites, visit To request an access accommodation for virtual programs or online resources, email, or call 212-650-2010. For information about accessibility on our website, see our Website Accessibility Statement.