Friday, January 22, 2021

Virtual Events from The Met


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Man standing in front of paintings.


Digital Premiere—They Will Take My Island

Tuesday, January 26, 7–7:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan's highly personal films and excerpts on the life of abstract painter Arshile Gorky are given original new musical scores by Armenian American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian in this world premiere digital commission.

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Oufits from the exhibition 'About Time: Fashion and Duration'


Sunday at The Met—About Time: Fashion and Duration

Tune in for a conversation about the inspiration behind the exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration with Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute, and exhibition designer Es Devlin, moderated by Asad Syrkett, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor.

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A collection of precious finds and everyday objects inspired by an apothecary cabinet.


Drop-in Drawing

Create a Cabinet of Curiosities
Assemble a collection of precious finds and everyday objects inspired by an apothecary cabinet in The Met collection.
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Two young women sketch using clipboards and pencils.


Saturday Sketching (Ages 13–18)

Saturday, January 23, 1–1:20 pm

Teens can join us on Instagram to get inspired by works of art from The Met collection and experiment with different drawing approaches. Tag us at @metteens to be featured on the Met Teens Instagram account.

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The Overlook String Quartet


ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home

Friday, January 22, 5–5:30 pm

Experience the Balcony Bar from home with inspired programming from 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 features The Overlook String Quartet.

Join us at 5 pm →




Met educator Emily reading 'Over and Under the Snow' by Gerald McDermott


Storytime with The Met

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
In this edition, Met educator Emily reads Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and connects it to The Deer by Gustave Courbet.
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Storytime with The Met
Thursday, January 28, 12–12:10 pm
Enjoy Storytime from home! Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.
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People sitting in a gallery listening to a women speak.


Met Escapes—Crossroads: Cultural Intersections in Art

Wednesday, January 27, 2–3 pm

Take a break from the everyday with online explorations of works of art from The Met collection. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Advance registration is required.

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Looking Ahead


Dancers wave fans for the Lunar New Years


Virtual Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox

Saturday, February 13, 10 am–10 pm

May art bring you good fortune! Celebrate the Year of the Ox, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, with virtual performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.

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Now Available


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.

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More Virtual Events

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


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For more information about the exhibitions, including sponsorship credits, see About Time: Fashion and Duration and Crossroads.

For MetLiveArts program funders, visit

For Education program funders, visit

They Will Take My Island is made possible by Nazar and Artemis Nazarian, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, and Sandra Shahinian.

This presentation is also supported by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Ox has been made possible, in part, by Council Member Keith Powers.

Captioning is made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

Your support allows the Museum to collect, conserve, and present 5,000 years of world art. Donate now.

Images: They Will Take My Island, Atom Egoyan and Mary Kouyoumdjian (2021). Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art | About Time: Fashion and Duration, gallery view. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Overlook String Quartet. Photo courtesy of the artist