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