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Event Highlights: July 11–13

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

Exhibition Tour
Gary Winogrand
Friday, July 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Gallery 691 Show location on map
Assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission

Lecturer Marian Cohen leads a tour of this exhibition. Encounter approximately 175 of the best-known photographs by twentieth-century photographer Garry Winogrand, whose work simultaneously expresses the hope and buoyancy of the decades after World War II as well as a powerful anxiety. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Gallery Talk
The Moving Body in European Paintings
Friday, July 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio) Show location on map
Assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission, though tickets are required

Join lecturer Elizabeth Perkins to study the power of movement and gesture in European paintings and discuss how the painted figure can evoke drama, emotion, and even a sense of motion in our own bodies. Please note: Space for this event is limited; first come, first served. Tickets are distributed 15 minutes prior to the talk at the program meeting point. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Family Program
Art Trek
Saturday, July 12, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 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 events.

How Did They Do That?
Traditional Chinese Calligraphy
Saturday, July 12, 1:00–1:30 p.m.
Galleries 210–216 (Chinese Painting and Calligraphy) Show location on map
Free with Museum admission

In conjunction with the exhibition Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy—Selections from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, visitors of all ages are invited to peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. See all upcoming How Did They Do That? events.

Program for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities
Discoveries—Make a Splash! (Ages 18 and above)
Sunday, July 13, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map
Free, but reservations are required

This workshop for adults with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Please note: This event is free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

Guided Tour at The Cloisters
Gardens of The Cloisters
Sunday, July 13, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
The Cloisters museum and gardens
Free with Museum admission

Offered daily through the end of October, these tours of the gardens at The Cloisters—the branch of the Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—include horticultural, architectural, and historical information. No reservations are required.

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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  • 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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