Monday, October 10, 2022

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Virtual Met Memory Café

Wednesday, October 12, 2–3 pm

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

Free, though reservations are required.

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Designing Tomorrow's Met


Designing Tomorrow's Met

Thursday, October 20, Thursday, November 17, and Tuesday, December 6, 6–7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

The Met is in a constant state of evolution, including its architectural development. Over the next 10 years, we are partnering with world-renowned architects to lead the Museum into the future as one quarter of its gallery system and narratives will be renewed, refreshed, and recontextualized. Join legendary architects Frida Escobedo, Nader Tehrani, and Kulapat Yantrasast as they share stories of previous projects, and insights into architectural innovations and the process of design.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Marble grave stele of a little girl. The girl is holding two birds.


Afterlives: Greek Funerary Monuments in Modern Perspective

Thursday, October 13, 4–5 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Join Alan Shapiro, scholar and author of Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens and Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece, as he discusses a selection of sculptures and vase paintings ranging in date from the eighth to the third century BCE featured in renowned author Paul Zanker’s recent book, Afterlives: Ancient Greek Funerary Monuments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Ghetto Gastro cofounders Lester Walker, Jon Gray, and Pierre Serrao


Ghetto Gastro's Black Power Kitchen at The Met

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join Ghetto Gastro founders Jon Gray (Met Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence alumnus), Pierre Serrao, Lester Walker, and coauthor Osayi Endolyn for an evening celebrating the launch of their first cookbook, Black Power Kitchen. Ghetto Gastro is a culinary collective that uses food as a platform to spark conversation about larger issues surrounding inclusion, race, access, and how food—and knowing how to cook—provides freedom and power. This panel conversation, moderated by Jessica B. Harris, PhD, culinary historian, and author of the New York Times bestseller, High on the Hog, centers on Black culinary traditions and food and art as tools for resistance.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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A Rembrandt self portrait in browns and greys.


The Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Lectures on Connoisseurship—Revisiting Rembrandt: Case Histories in Connoisseurship

Friday, October 28, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Explore object examples from The Met collection and other institutions that point to the shifting standards applied to the works of Rembrandt over many generations. In the inaugural Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Lecture on Connoisseurship art historian, museum director emeritus, and curator John Walsh demonstrates that connoisseurship has its own history with unique twists and turns, strengths, and limitations.

Free, though advance registration is required.

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Four people in The Met Cloisters observing objects and drawing.


Drop-in Drawing at The Met Cloisters

Saturday, October 8, 1–3 pm
Main Hall, The Met Cloisters

Experience The Met Cloisters 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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Museum visitors discuss an item in the Chroma exhibit. The item is a sculpture of a sphinx that has been painted with bright colors.


How Did They Do That?—Pigment

Saturday, October 8, 1–4 pm
Gallery 154

Peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. Stop by for hands-on demonstrations and conversations with educators, conservators, artists, and more! For visitors of all ages.

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

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Three Met interns examining a piece of paper that a person off screen is holding.


High School Internship Info Sessions (Ages 15–18)

Saturday, October 8, 1:30–3 pm, and Friday, October 14, 4:30–5:30 pm
Uris Center for Education

Interested in exploring careers in museums? Drop in and join current interns to learn more about The Met's High School Internship program. Open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Free; advance registration is not required.

Register now

Saturday, October 8, 1:30–3 pm →

Friday, October 14, 4:30–5:30 pm →




Two people looking at and pointing at an object off screen.


The Observant Eye

Friday, October 14, 6:30–7:30 pm
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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Two children looking down at an activity.


Start with Art—Familias

Thursday, October 13, 3:30–4:30 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 Familias in celebration of Hispanic/Latinx 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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Also Available


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In-Person Group Tours

Engage with great works of art at The Met! Request an in-person, guided tour or reserve admission and lead your own small group. 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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Masks are recommended, but not required. See our visitor guidelines.

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