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Event Highlights: August 25–28

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014

«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.»


Family Program
Storytime in Nolen Library
Monday, August 25, 3:00–3:30 p.m.
Children's Reading Room in Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education Show location on map
Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

Start with a book, then learn to look! After hearing stories in the library's special corner for kids, explore the Museum on a self-guided gallery hunt. For families with children ages 3–7. Please note: Space is limited for this event; first come, first served. See all upcoming Storytime in Nolen Library events.

Guided Tour at The Cloisters
Highlights of The Cloisters Collection
Monday, August 25, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
The Cloisters museum and gardens
Free with Museum admission

Museum lecturers offer highlights tours of The Cloisters museum and gardens—the branch of the Museum in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—to introduce visitors to the collection as a whole or to specific departments or themes. Tours depart promptly; if you arrive late, inquire at the Information Desk for directions to the tour's location. See all upcoming guided tours at The Cloisters.

Guided Tour
Museum Highlights
Tuesday, August 26, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tours Sign, Great Hall Show location on map
Free with Museum admission

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Family Program
Art Trek
Tuesday, August 26, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. For families with children ages 5–12. See all upcoming Art Trek programs.

Gallery Talk
Breaking the Rules: Painting the Modern Figure
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio) Show location on map
Assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission

Lecturer Deborah Goldberg examines how painters working in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century, including Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse, invented new ways to portray the human figure. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners
Met Escapes—Gallery Tour
Wednesday, August 27, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map
Free, but reservations are required

We invite individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, to participate in discussions, handling sessions, art-making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and in the classroom. Please note: This event is free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

Interdisciplinary Gallery Conversation
Expressing through the Body
Thursday, August 28, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio) Show location on map
Assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission

Explore the human form in the galleries for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and unpack techniques for conveying emotion with artist Jeff Hesser and lecturer Lauren Ebin. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Family Program
Start with Art at the Met
Thursday, August 28, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Sketch, explore, listen to stories, and discover the meaning of art! For families with children ages 3–7. See all upcoming Start with Art at the Met events.


See Find Events to search for events by date, see Programs to learn about all upcoming offerings, or visit Events at The Cloisters to plan your next visit to The Cloisters museum and gardens.

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Comments

  • Fintan Corrigan says:

    The Met always has a tremendous lineup of programs and tours for tourists and lovers of art and sculpture. Terrific place to visit for all the family.

    Posted: July 10, 2014, 8:25 a.m.

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