Friday, July 9, 2021

New Events at The Met and at Home



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Met Anywhere: Events at The Met and at Home


Oil on canvas, 'The Gulf Stream' by Winslow Homer. A man faces his demise on a dismasted, rudderless fishing boat, sustained by only a few stalks of sugarcane, while threatened by sharks and a distant waterspout. He is oblivious to the schooner on the left horizon.


Virtual Intern Insights

Weekdays, July 13–August 5, 11–11:45 am

Look, imagine, and talk with Met interns about art this summer! Join undergraduate and graduate MuSe Program interns for thematic, interactive conversations about works of art from The Met collection. All are welcome.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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North Carolina–based ensemble Acoustic Syndicate


ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home

Friday, July 9, 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 North Carolina–based ensemble Acoustic Syndicate, known for their unique blend of bluegrass and rock sensibilities and conscious songwriting.

Join us at 5 pm →




Dancer and choreographer, Bijayini Satpathy performing


Women & the Critical Eye: The Intersection of Performance and Art

Wednesday, July 14, 5:30–6:30 pm

The Met's annual Women & the Critical Eye series supports a greater understanding of and appreciation for works of art through the lens of expert women collectors, connoisseurs, artists, and Museum professionals. This year's virtual program focuses on the intersection of performance and art and features a conversation with Sarah Arison, Board Chair, National YoungArts Foundation; Bijayini Satpathy, Dancer, Choreographer, and MetLiveArts commissioned artist; Lauren Rosati, Assistant Curator, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art and Department of Modern and Contemporary Art; and is moderated by Limor Tomer, Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang General Manager of Live Arts.

Free (donation optional), though advance registration is encouraged.

Register now →




Indigenous man wearing a traditional headdress and bow and arrow, watercolor and graphite on paper.


Artists on Artworks—Growing Thunder Collective on Karl Bodmer

Join Growing Thunder Collective, three generations of traditional beadwork and quillwork artists, for a glimpse into their collaborative practice and the relevance of Swiss-born artist Karl Bodmer's portraits of Indigenous peoples to the work they create today.

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Insider Insights—Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits

Explore Swiss-born artist Karl Bodmer's extraordinary watercolor portraits of the North American interior and its Indigenous people. Bodmer created them from 1833 through 1834 while traveling from St. Louis up the Missouri River, through the lands of the Omaha, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Blackfoot, among others.

Watch now →




Harriet Tubman |  Met educator, Suhaly holding 'Juneteenth for Mazie' by Floyd Cooper


Storytime with The Met

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper

Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books from home. In this edition, Met educator Suhaly reads Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper and connects it to an object in The Met collection. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years..

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Storytime with The Met
Thursday, July 15, 12–12:10 pm

Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books from home. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Learn more →




A group walks through the museum with two guide dogs.


Picture This!—The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren't helping

Thursday, July 15, 2–3:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

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

Free, though advance registration is required.

Register now →

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 Events

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

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All events are free and no registration is required unless otherwise noted.

For more information about the exhibitions, including sponsorship credits, see Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits and The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren't helping.

For MetLiveArts program funders, visit

For Education program funders, visit

Insider Insights and captioning are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

We encourage you to make Museum reservations in advance; purchase a timed ticket or make a reservation online.

Your health and safety are our top priority. Please plan ahead and review The Met's visitor guidelines to prepare for your visit. As we welcome guests back, here are a few reminders:

  • Face coverings are required for all visitors age two and older, regardless of your vaccination status, and must be worn for the duration of your visit.
  • We are maintaining physical distancing.
  • Please keep large bags and items at home; our coat checks are temporarily closed.
  • Please follow directions from Met staff.

Images: Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine). The Gulf Stream (detail), 1899. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 (06.1234) | Acoustic Syndicate. Photo by Sandlin Gaither | Photo by Stephanie Berger | Karl Bodmer (Swiss, Riesbach 1809–1893 Barbizon). Péhriska-Rúhpa, Hidatsa Man (detail), 1834. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of the Enron Art Foundation (1986.49.275)