Friday, May 13, 2022

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Research Out Loud: Met Fellows Present

Daily, May 16–20, and May 23–25, 10 am and 2 pm

Join us online to hear our current fellows share brief presentations on their research while exploring related scholarly questions. An in-person presentation of talks, musical performances, and other exciting activations of the galleries follows on Thursday, May 26.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Picture This!—Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents


Picture This!—Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Thursday, May 26, 2–3:30 pm

Join us for this virtual tour to enjoy the exhibition through detailed descriptions and discussion. For adults who are blind or partially sighted.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Bijayini Satpathy in the Galleries


Bijayini Satpathy in the Galleries

Saturday, May 14, 2–2:30 pm and 3–3:30 pm
Gallery 459, The Koç Family Galleries
Sunday, May 15, 2–2:30 pm and 3–3:30 pm

Gallery 924, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing

MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Bijayini Satpathy's performances are inspired by—and take place in—various galleries engaging with each site's architecture as well as its ancestry, stories, legends, and aesthetics that are so different from classical Odissi dance. For these site-specific creations, Bijayini collaborated with composer Bindhumalini Narayanswamy, who has moved the soundscape away from traditional Odissi music and into unconventional spaces.

Free with Museum admission

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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 for a night of teen-only activities, including art making, performances, music, and more from nearly forty NYC cultural and community organizations.

Free, though reservations are encouraged.

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The Making of a Masterpiece


Series: The Making of a Masterpiece

Tuesdays, May 17 and 24, 11 am
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join author and educator Kathryn Calley Galitz for talks 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.

Tickets start at $30.

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2022 Paul Mellon Lecture


2022 Paul Mellon Lecture—Cultural Heritage and Identities in Africa: Examples from the Kushite Kingdom of Sudan to the House of W. E. B. Du Bois in Ghana

Monday, May 23, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah as he reflects on the cultural heritage of Africa, from the Nubian pyramids of Sudan to the Koutammakou Cultural Landscape in Benin and Togo and the redesign of the W. E. B. Du Bois Museum Complex in Ghana. Presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and World Monuments Fund.

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

Saturday, May 21, 2–3 pm
Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. 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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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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All events take place at The Met Fifth Avenue unless otherwise noted

Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through July 31, 2022.

The exhibition is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America.

Additional support is provided by the Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, White & Case LLP, the Enterprise Holdings Endowment, and Ann M. Spruill and Daniel H. Cantwell.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

It is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The National Gallery, London.

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Images: Bijyani Satpathy. Photo by Paula Lobo | Illustration by Natalia Agatte for The Met | 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) | Nuri Naptan Aspelta Pyramid. Image courtesy of World Monuments Fund.