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Sunday, December 19, 3 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Met Fifth Avenue
The Dessoff Choirs and Orchestra welcome the season with a Christmas cantata by Margaret Bonds, The Ballad of the Brown King. They are joined by internationally recognized soloists: soprano Laquita Mitchell, tenor Noah Stewart, and mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford. They also perform Black Christ of the Andes and other sublime, rarely heard choral works by Mary Lou Williams.
Thursday, December 16, 3:30–4:30 pm
Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education
The Met Fifth Avenue
Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This month's theme is Winter Wonderland. Recommended for families with children ages 3 to 6 years.
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.
Friday, December 17, 6:30–7:30 pm
Meet in Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education
The Met Fifth Avenue
Tap into your powers of observation with an opportunity to slow down and discover a work of art through close looking and discussion. No prior knowledge of art is necessary. All adult learners are welcome.
Discover how furniture and decorative arts came to life in the literature, dance, and theater of eighteenth-century France, a theme later explored and elaborated by Disney in the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991). Speakers include art historians and Met curators. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts.
Explore the life and work of Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007), who grew up in Chennai during the heated atmosphere of the Indian independence movement of the 1940s. Learn how Srimati re-envisioned traditional subjects as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments, incorporating themes from Indian religious epic literature along with visions of rural culture.
Expand your knowledge of art history through introductions to core themes and close examination of The Met collection. In this session, discover the art of the ancient kingdom of Assyria, a state centered in northern Iraq and an imperial power across much of the Middle East in the early first millennium B.C.
Explore rare and important British modernist works on paper with a Met curator. These powerful works capture the optimism and anxiety of the turbulent and dynamic decades of early-twentieth-century Britain, when graphic artists sought to portray the vibrancy and innovation of contemporary life, as well as the destruction and trauma of modern warfare and industrial production.
Engage with great works of art at The Met—or wherever you are! Request an in-person, guided tour, reserve admission and lead your own small group, or select a live, virtual tour led by a Museum guide. Tours are available for K–12 School Groups, College and University Groups, and Adult Groups.
In accordance with the
New York City mandate, all visitors age 12
and older must show proof that they have received at least one dose of an accepted vaccine to enter the Museum. All
visitors age 18 and older must also show a valid personal ID.
Starting December 14, children age 5 to 11 must show proof that
they have received at least one dose of an accepted vaccine.
Starting December 27,
visitors age 12 and older must show proof that they have received two doses
of an accepted two-dose series vaccine or one dose of the Johnson &
Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older, even if they
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