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Children play in a water fountain next to a sculpture.


Miguel Luciano: Cemí-Libre Block Party Celebration

Saturday, July 31, 2–6 pm
East 104th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue, New York

Join Civic Practice Partnership Artist-in-Residence Miguel Luciano for a block party celebrating the exhibition Cemí-Libre, on view at Hope Community Inc.'s Galería del Barrio. The exhibition features work Luciano produced during his three-year residency at The Met, where he explored the historic connections between The Met and the East Harlem community’s activist history, which challenged institutions to become more inclusive and responsive.

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Young people discussing artwork.


The Observant Eye

Thursday, July 29, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

Tap into your powers of observation and learn how to investigate a work of art through close looking and discussion. No previous knowledge of art is necessary. Adult learners from all backgrounds and fields of study are welcome.

Free with Museum admission

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Children drawing on the plaza.


MetKids on the David H. Koch Plaza—Fascinating Facades

Thursday, August 5, 1–4 pm
David H. Koch Plaza, The Met Fifth Avenue

Pop by to pick up a free art kit and get creative with hands-on projects and activities on the David H. Koch Plaza every Thursday this August. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

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Virtual Events


Colorful porcelain ceramic molded in a sensual vessel shape.


Art History Study Group

Join a Met curator and expand your knowledge of art history through introductions to core themes and close examination of The Met collection.

Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
Thursday, July 29, 4–5:30 pm

Explore a gift of 125 modern and contemporary ceramics presented to the Museum in celebration of its 150th anniversary. This extraordinary assemblage of works traces the evolution of abstraction in clay from the second half of the twentieth century through the present.

Fee: $55. Advance registration is required.
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Roman Wall Paintings at The Met
Thursday, August 12, 4–5:30 pm

Explore Roman wall paintings excavated near Pompeii, Italy. Discover how these works of art, all buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, now offer a vivid glimpse into the tastes and interests of wealthy Roman homeowners and the virtuosity of ancient artisans in the first century B.C.

Fee: $55. Advance registration is required.
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Ethio-jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist Mulatu Astatke


Digital Premiere—Mulatu Astatke in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Tuesday, July 27, 7–8:40 pm

Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mulatu Astatke draws comparisons to jazz giants Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Experience this unique mix of American jazz and Ethiopian music in a Digital Premiere performance filmed in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

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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 through 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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Hindu deity Shiva and an abstract drawing


Drop-in Drawing

Gain a new appreciation for abstraction by using observation and expressive drawing to create your own abstract piece.
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Sketching Movement
Sunday, July 25, 10–10:30 am

Explore gesture, movement, and dramatic lighting as you develop your own figurative sketches inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s studies of urban entertainment.
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Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and animation artist Dana Lyn


ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home

Friday, July 23, 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 Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and animation artist Dana Lyn.

Join us at 5 pm →


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.

Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, February 22–August 9, 2021.

The exhibition is made possible by The Modern Circle.

For MetLiveArts program funders, visit

For Education program funders, visit

Drop-in Drawing is made possible by Bonnie J. Sacerdote.

Captioning is 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: Cemí en El Barrio, Miguel Luciano, 2021 | Photo by Filip Wolak | Babs Haenen (Dutch, born Amsterdam, 1948). Spring Dunes (detail), 1988. Porcelain, 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert A. Ellison Jr., in celebration of the Museum's 150th Anniversary, 2020 (2020.296.35). Courtesy Hostler Burrows, New York. Photography by Robert A. Ellison Jr. | Mulatu Astatke. Photo by Stephanie Berger | Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine). The Gulf Stream (detail), 1899. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 49 1/8 in. (71.4 x 124.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 (06.1234) | Head of Bhairava, 16th century, Malla period. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley. Gilded copper, rock crystal, paint, H. 32 in. (81.3 cm), W. 36 in. (91.4 cm), D. 14 in. (35.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Zimmerman Family Collection, Gift of the Zimmerman Family, 2012 (2012.444.2) | Dana Lyn. Photo by Michael Weintrob