Monday, March 8, 2021

Virtual Events from The Met

Met Anywhere: Virtual Events


Gabriela Hearst


The Atelier with Alina Cho: Gabriela Hearst

Wednesday, March 10, 6–7 pm

Join journalist Alina Cho and fashion designer Gabriela Hearst for a conversation about Hearst's dual roles as Creative Director for both the luxury fashion house Chloé and her eponymous line. Learn about Hearst's commitment to sustainability and philanthropy as well as her history of dressing strong, notable women, including First Lady Jill Biden.

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Print of 'Landscape with buildings and trees' by Spanish artist Francisco Goya.


Community Creates—Thinking through Drawing

Wednesday, March 17, 5:30–7:30 pm

Activate your creativity and join a community of makers for a virtual, collaborative art-making session for adults at all levels of experience. Inspired by Spanish artist Francisco Goya and contemporary South African artist William Kentridge, try a variety of drawing exercises aimed at depicting experience and language visually, and experiment with using drawing as a way of thinking.

Fee: $25. Advance registration is required.

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Cast alloy of copper, silver, and tin with inlays of copper, silver, and gold.


Art History Study Group—Contemporary Japanese Metal Art in Historical Context

Thursday, March 18, 4–5:30 pm

Join a Met curator for a close look at current trends in Japanese metal art. Japan is famous for its history of metal arts, from the swords and armor of the Japanese Edo period (1615–1868) to the decorative objects of the late nineteenth century. Explore how skilled artists known as Living National Treasures continue to employ traditional techniques, and investigate the experimental approaches of up-and-coming contemporary artists. Also learn about new acquisitions of contemporary Japanese metalwork in The Met collection.

Fee: $55. Advance registration is required.

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Portrait of woman in a black dress sitting in a chair.


Art History Study Group—The Many Faces of Portraiture

Thursday, March 25, 4–5:30 pm

Explore how portraits communicate power, status, dynasty, achievement, and emotion across time and geography, from the Italian Renaissance to the contemporary United States. Learn how artists from Bronzino to Richard Avedon have used various media to represent complex individuals—and themselves.

Fee: $55. Advance registration is required.

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Drawing of a young woman sitting on a chair.


Studio Workshop—Seeing Yourself at Home

Wednesday, March 31, 5:30–7:30 pm

Create your own artwork inspired by works in The Met collection and learn new art-making methods with the guidance of expert artists and designers. In this session, explore your inner qualities and character while creating a self-portrait staged in your home with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Use creative techniques to express your self-perception and compare it to how others might perceive you.

Fee: $150. Advance registration is required.

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Fresco painting of a camel


Insider Insights—The Camel at The Cloisters

Saturday, March 6, 10–10:20 am

Discover how a 12th-century Spanish painting of a camel, an animal not native to Europe, suggests medieval Spain’s connection to the world beyond its borders.

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Panel depicting a temple dancer was one of a pair that decorated the doorjambs or entablature of the entrance to a Sri Lankan temple or monastery.


Annual Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia—Luxury Goods: Ivory and Temple Decor in 18th–Century Sri Lanka

Friday, March 12, 4:30–5:30 pm

Learn about a recently rediscovered ivory panel—now in The Met collection—that depicts a female temple dancer, and its companion panel in the collection of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Musicans performing in a gallery.


Digital Premiere—Cadence: The Sounds of Justice, the Sounds of a Movement

Tuesday, March 9, 7–8 pm

Clarinetist Anthony McGill performs a program inspired by his family's twentieth-century migration from the Deep South to Chicago, as well as the paintings of Kerry James Marshall and others in The Met collection. The evening features a world premiere composition by Richard Danielpour, performances of the Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet, and Three Smiles for Tracey by Adolphus Hailstork. The internationally acclaimed Catalyst Quartet joins McGill for this uniquely personal performance.

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Young girl cutting red tissue paper with scissors.


Art Adventures: Virtual Spring Break Camp (Ages 5–8)

Monday, March 29–Friday, April 2, 10 am–2 pm

Jump into a weeklong virtual art adventure with The Met! From painting and sculpture to mixed media and more, participants explore, experiment, play, and create their own masterpieces with teaching artists.

Fee: Members $290, non-Members $340. Advance registration is required.

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Met educator Christina reading 'All the Way to Havana' by Margarita Engle.


Storytime with The Met

All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle
Enjoy Storytime from home! Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. In this edition, Met educator Christina reads All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle and connects it to an object from The Met collection. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.
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Storytime with The Met
Thursday, March 11, 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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Group walks with two service dogs.


Picture This!—Women Artists

Thursday, March 18, 2–3:30 pm

Join us for this virtual tour to enjoy works of art through detailed descriptions and discussion. For adults who are blind or partially sighted. Advance registration is required.

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