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Event Highlights: September 2–4

Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 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
Tuesday, September 2, 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
Tuesday, September 2, 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.

Gallery Talk
Structuring Stories in the Middle Ages
Wednesday, Septebmer 3, 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

Jennifer Ball—associate professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York—explores an altarpiece, architectural detail, and ivory plaque to discuss the interesting ways that medieval artists composed works to tell stories. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Gallery Concert
Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe
Wednesday, September 3, 2:30–3:15 p.m.
Gallery 350 Show location on map
Free with Museum admission

This month's Department of Musical Instruments gallery concert features Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim playing the healing music of the mbira, an instrument used by the Shona to connect the living with their ancestors for over one thousand years. A brief tour of The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments immediately follows the concert.

Conversation with a Conservator
Marcel Duchamp's Box in a Valise, Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday, September 4, 11:00–11:30 a.m.
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio) Show location on map
Assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission

Experience a lively dialogue with Assistant Conservator Lisa Conte about an object that especially intrigues her. Assistive listening devices are available for this event.

Family Program
Start with Art and Music
Thursday, September 4, 2:00–3:00 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.

Families with children ages 3–6 are invited to look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries. This month's theme is Art in the Round. See all upcoming Start with Art at the Met/Start with Art and Music 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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  • 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.

  • kate bubolo says:

    I thank every art and cultural person for their support for this museum I never want the light of beauty to be extinguished

    Posted: September 2, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

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