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Daily, May 16–20, and May 23–25, 10 am and 2 pm
Join us online to hear our current fellowsshare 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 metmuseum.org/access. To request an access accommodation
for virtual programs or online resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 212-650-2010. For information about
accessibility on our website, see our Website Accessibility Statement.
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.
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,
Your support allows the Museum to collect, conserve, and present 5,000
years of world art. Donate now.
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.