Friday, April 29, 2022




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The Making of a Masterpiece


The Making of a Masterpiece

Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 11 am–12 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

In the return of this hit series, join author and educator Kathryn Calley Galitz for three talks, each focused on a single iconic portrait in The Met collection. Explore the context of the artist's work as well as its contemporary resonance and legacy.

Fees: $30 per talk, $75 for the series.

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The Turkish Centennial Lecture


The Turkish Centennial Lecture—Turquerie: Ottoman–European Cultural Exchanges in the 18th Century

Friday, May 13, 5–6 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

As a category both visual and political, the “Turk” was constructed during the 18th century amidst increasing trade, diplomacy, and cultural exchanges between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. The European portrayal of the Turk in playful, antagonistic, or innocuous terms across cultural practices and artistic media from architecture to porcelain, music, and drawings created a genre later known as turquerie. This talk by Nebahat Avcıoğlu, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History, Hunter College, City University of New York, examines both canonical and lesser-known examples of this visual production across various historical contexts in order to understand the phenomenon as a particularly rich case of European self-representation through the Other.

Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required.

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Drop-in Drawing


Drop-in Drawing

Friday, May 13, 6–8 pm
The Astor Court, Gallery 217

Experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. For visitors of all ages.

Free with Museum admission.

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Start with Art and Music—Waves of Water


Start with Art and Music—Waves of Water

Thursday, May 5, 3:30–4:30 pm
Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Explore art and music in the galleries while you look, move, and sing. This month's theme is Waves of Water, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Recommended for families with children ages 3 to 6 years.

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

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Virtual Events


Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art


Art History Study Group—Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art

Thursday, May 5, 4–5:30 pm

Expand your knowledge of art history through virtual introductions to core themes and close examination of The Met collection. In this session, join a Met curator for an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art. Consider how the choice to be alone or be together is central to the lives of thinkers and artists, and explore Chinese artworks that abound with figures who pursued both paths.

Fee: $55; advance registration is required.

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Met Memory Café


Met Memory Café

Wednesday, May 4, 2–3 pm

Brew a cup of coffee or tea and gather around art to chat, share, and stretch! For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Save the Date


Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–18)


Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–18)

Friday, May 20, 5–8 pm

Teens are invited to grab their friends and take over The Met for the night for teen-only activities across the Museum: art making, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can also do at almost forty NYC cultural and community organizations.

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Now Available


A group of young women check out a glass case with artwork

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.

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

In keeping with public health recommendations, we strongly recommend vaccinations for our visitors. 

Read our visitor guidelines.

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Accessibility at The Met
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Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through August 14, 2022.

Images: Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London), Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754?–1823) (detail), 1778. Oil on canvas, 92 1/4 x 60 1/2in. (234.3 x 153.7cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.1) | Explication des cent estampes qui représentant différentes nations du Levant avec de nouvelles estampes de cérémonies Turques qui ont aussi leurs explications (detail). Book: 1715; Binding ca. 1755–60. Author, Le Hay (French); publisher, Jacques Collombat (French 1668–1744). Paper: engraved and hand colored; bound in red morocco leather; 19 ¾ x 13 ½ in (50.2 x 34.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2019. (2019.283.145) | Illustration by Natalia Agatte for The Met.