For Adults

Gain fresh perspectives through a wide range of programs and resources for the novice as well as the expert.

Talks People listening to a speaker in the Petrie Court

Talks in the galleries are free with Museum admission and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.

Art-Making Programs Drop-in Drawing

Interact with artists and draw inspiration from the collection as you make your own work and learn about old and new artistic processes.

Courses and Workshops Short Courses

Come learn and create in the most exciting classrooms—the galleries of the Met!

Lectures and Panels Lectures and Panels

The Museum regularly offers lectures and panels in conjunction with special exhibitions, the permanent collection, and other related topics.

Sunday at the Met Sunday at the Met

Gain insight into the Museum and its exhibitions through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

Concerts and Performances Concerts and Performances

The Museum's concert hall and gallery spaces provide settings for an extensive array of performances and concerts featuring artists from around the globe.

Spectrum Glen Hansard and "Guitar Heroes"

Spectrum encourages post-college audiences to experience the Metropolitan Museum in new and unexpected ways.

Internships and Fellowships Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships provide professional training and research opportunities for students and scholars at various academic levels to engage fully with the intellectual life of the Museum.

Free Programs for Adults

Download the current Free Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

Friday Evening Gallery Events

Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.


Search this chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.