Monday, February 8, 2021

THE MET Celebrates Lunar New Year and More

Met Anywhere: Virtual Events



Water Buffalo Chinese, Qing dynasty


Virtual Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Ox

Saturday, February 13, 10 am–10 pm
Related activities February 6–16

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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Lattice Detour (detail), 2020. Terracotta bricks.


Making Do: The Impact of COVID-19 on Exhibiting Art

Wednesday, February 10, 6–7 pm

Join leading professionals from South and Central America as they discuss museum closures, travel restrictions, and the value of culture during a crisis.

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Violinist Leila Josefowicz performing.


Digital Premiere—Leila Josefowicz at The Met

Tuesday, February 16, 7–7:45 pm

Celebrated violinist Leila Josefowicz performs Bach's Partita No. 2 in D Minor and a new work written for Josefowicz by composer Matthias Pintscher. Presented in The Met's galleries for modern and montemporary art and the Vélez Blanco Patio.

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Water Buffalo Chinese, Qing dynasty and Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac, Qing dynasty


Insider Insights—Celebrating the Year of the Ox (Mandarin and English)

Explore the exhibition Celebrating the Year of the Ox and discover depictions of oxen and water buffalo created by artists in the last 3,000 years. Presented in Mandarin and English.

Monday, February 8 and 15, 12–12:10 pm (Mandarin)
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Monday, February 8 and 15, 12:15–12:25 pm (English)
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A hand drawing with a sharpie maker drawing on paper, fabric, and household items to create a unique pattern.


Drop-in Drawing

Patterns, Symbols, and Fragments
Celebrate the small things by piecing together paper, fabric, and household items to create a unique pattern.
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Fashion Illustration
Sunday, February 14, 10–10:30 am
Learn how to draw a croquis, a quick sketch of a figure, and use it as a tool for creating an innovative fashion illustration.
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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

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