Friday, February 18, 2022





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Celebrate Black History Month

Honor Black history this month during special programs with related themes, from sketching workshops for teens to gallery talks with curators, virtual performances, family programs, and more. Read articles and watch videos that illuminate the cultural contributions of Black artists and creatives.

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Art Trek: Sankofa

Saturday, February 19, 2–3 pm
Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. Discover favorite works of art as you look and learn together. This month's theme explores the idea of sankofa, or learning from your ancestral past to move forward, in celebration of Black History Month. Recommended for families with children ages 7 to 11 years.

Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

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A woman sings, accompaniod by a piano player.


Digital Premiere—A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song

Tuesday, February 22, 7–8 pm

In this MetLiveArts digital premiere—a New York Times Critic's Pick when first presented—powerful and incisive poems by Langston Hughes are set to music in a recital curated by soprano Julia Bullock as part of her 2018–2019 season as MetLiveArts Artist in Residence.

Free; advance registration is not required.

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In-Person Events


conceptual artist Suzanne Bocanegra.


Honor, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor

Saturday, February 19, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

This subversive work by conceptual artist Suzanne Bocanegra masquerades as an artist talk about one of The Met's most important 16th-century tapestries. Featuring celebrated actor Lili Taylor in the role of the Artist, Honor weaves together Bocanegra's personal narrative and her obsession with the colossal tapestry, revealing a multitude of different characters and stories as rich and complex as the work of art itself.

Tickets start at $25.

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A couple running up the stairs of The Met Fifth Avenue for a date.


Date Night at The Met

Every Friday and Saturday, 5–9 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

Every Friday and Saturday night this spring, bring a friend or special someone (or yourself!) for an evening of art, live music, drinks, and more. Drop by an informal Gallery Chat with a Museum guide and "get to know" a work of art, just like a first date. Plus, enjoy buy-one-get-one drink specials and light fare at the American Wing Café.

Free with Museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID.

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Promotional image for 'Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts' showing a detail of an ornately decorated ceramic building model with a pink roof.


Sunday at The Met—Inspiring Walt Disney

Sunday, February 27, 2–3:15 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join a panel of experts, including two Disney animation legends, as they reflect on their careers, the making of the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast (1991), and the lasting legacy and impact of Disney on American culture.

Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required.

Register now →




Two students pointing at an artwork.


The Observant Eye

Friday, February 18, 6:30–7:30 pm
Meet in Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Slow down, tap into your powers of observation, and discover a work of art through close looking and discussion. No prior knowledge of art is necessary. All adult learners are welcome.

Free with Museum admission.

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Virtual Events


Three students learn from a museum profressional.


Virtual Career Lab—Making Magic: Art and Animation (Ages 15–18)

Friday, February 25, 4:30–6:30 pm

How do artists gain inspiration from the past to develop their own creations? How does an exhibition combining decorative arts and animation come together? What kind of jobs exist in animation studios? Teens are invited to join museum and arts professionals as they share their career experiences and advice.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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A man touching a piece of artwork with his fingers.


Seeing Through Drawing

Friday, February 25, 2–4 pm

For adults who are blind or partially sighted. Get inspired by the Museum's collection and learn drawing techniques through a virtual workshop that includes experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative responses to works of art.

Free, though advance registration is required.

Register now →


Now Available


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In-Person and Virtual Group Tours

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.

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More Events

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


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Plan Your Visit

See the Plan Your Visit page for more information about buying tickets in advance. Please note our current opening days and hours for each location.

In accordance with the New York City mandate, all visitors aged 5 and older must show proof of full vaccination (at least two doses of an accepted two-dose series vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). All visitors aged 18 and older must also show a valid personal ID.

Face coverings are required for all visitors aged 2 and older, even if you are vaccinated.

Read our visitor guidelines.

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Accessibility at The Met
The Met is committed to accessibility for all. For information about accessibility, programs, and services for people with disabilities at both Met sites, visit To request an access accommodation for virtual programs or online resources, email, or call 212-650-2010. For information about accessibility on our website, see our Website Accessibility Statement.




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