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Children drawing on the plaza.


#MetKids on the David H. Koch Plaza—Radiant Rooftop

Thursday, August 12, 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


A group with handmade signs poses for a picture.


China's Art and Activism—Then and Now

Thursday, August 19, 6–7 pm

Join Mei Lum, one of the Museum's Civic Practice Partnership Artists in Residence, and Tomie Arai, artist and cofounder of the Chinatown Art Brigade, to learn about the relationship between art and activism in Manhattan's Chinatown. Explore key themes of resistance and resilience, anti-gentrification, and the community's cohesion during the current wave of anti-Asian racism and violence.

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A side by side look at two figurative sketches, one inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's studies of urban entertainment.


Drop-in Drawing—Sketching Movement


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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Met librarian Kamaria reads 'Corduroy' by Don Freeman


Storytime with The Met

Corduroy by Don Freeman
Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books from home. In this edition, Met librarian Kamaria reads Corduroy by Don Freeman 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—Wild about Books with Marc Brown
Thursday, August 12, 12–12:15 pm

Enjoy Storytime from home! Join us every week to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. In this special edition, author and illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur book series, reads Wild about Books by Judy Sierra, which Brown illustrated. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.
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Detail of the Room M of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The paintings depict enclosed courtyards in which we glimpse the tops of statuary, rotundas, and pylons as well as vegetation. These precincts alternate with townscapes combining colonnaded buildings and projecting terraces.


Art History Study Group—Roman Wall Paintings at The Met

Thursday, August 12, 4–5:30 pm

Join a Met curator and expand your knowledge of art history through introductions to core themes and close examination of The Met collection. In this session, 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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A group sitting in a gallery listen to a woman speak about an artwork.



Wednesday, August 18, 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.

Free, though advance registration is required

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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.  Learn more →

More Events

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

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Accessibility at The Met
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All events are free and no registration is required unless otherwise noted.

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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: Children drawing on The Plaza. Photo by Filip Wolak | Photo by Marion Aguas | Teens Take The Met!. Photo by Filip Wolak. Design © The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale (detail). Roman, Late Republic, ca. 50–40 B.C. Fresco. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1903 (03.14.13a–g) | Discoveries. Photo by Filip Wolak