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Event Highlights: May 22–25

The Museum offers hundreds of events and programs each month—including lectures, performances, tours, family activities, and more. The following listings are just a sample of our upcoming programs.


Guided Tour
Great Paintings
Monday, May 22, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This tour focuses on masterworks from many time periods and cultures in order to introduce visitors to the global nature of the Museum's rich painting collections.

Guided Tour
30 Minutos Met: Obras seleccionadas por el guía (30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Spanish)
Monday, May 22, 2–2:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Una visita guiada que recorre obras de arte favoritas; la elección del guía, un obsequio para usted.

Family Program
Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Children's Reading Room in Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education
Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

Gather around as we look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. For families with children ages 18 months–3 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Guided Tour
30分ツアー(30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Japanese)
Tuesday, May 23, 2–2:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

ガイドお勧めの逸品ツアー

A tour of favorite objects; guide's choice, your treat.

Conversation with a Curator
Inkstand with Apollo and the Muses, Workshop of the Patanazzi Family
Wednesday, May 24, 11–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 521
Free with Museum admission

Experience a lively dialogue with curator Peter J. Bell about an object that especially intrigues him. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Renaissance Maiolica: Painted Pottery for Shelf and Table.

Met Escapes
Exploring Works of Art through Touch
Wednesday, May 24, 2–3:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free; reservations are required.

Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Note: This event is free, but reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or [email protected].

Conversation with a Curator
Ewer with Dancing Females within Arcades
Thursday, May 25, 11–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 405
Free with Museum admission

Experience a lively dialogue with curator Michael Seymour about an object that especially intrigues him.

Guided Tour
American Life: Historic Rooms and Decorative Arts
Thursday, May 25, 2:15–3:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This voyage through the history of American domestic interiors uses architectural elements, furnishings, silver, glass, and other decorative and utilitarian objects to tell fascinating stories of American life, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Many of the newly renovated period rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive computer touch screens, which explore the social and historical context of the rooms and catalogue information about their furnishings. The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art displays additional examples of American art.


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