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Event Highlights: Spring Break at the Met

Victoria Cairl, Tourism Marketing Manager

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Great Hall. Photograph by Natasha Mileshina

Photograph by Natasha Mileshina

«Start your spring break with a day of family fun at the Met! We invite visitors of all ages to make new memories as a family by exploring the Museum's global collection. With the Museum now open seven days a week and offering events each day, the possibilities are endless.»

Explore


Whether this is your family's first trip to the Met or your hundredth, let the Museum be your guide. Not only can you take the Director's Tour and experience highlights from the Met's world-famous collection, but there are also ten suggested itineraries available on our website—explore April in Paris, follow in the footsteps of the Monuments Men, or see works from the Museum's collection handpicked by your favorite celebrities.

Pick up our new "One Met. Many Worlds" passport at the Great Hall Information Desk and explore selected destinations throughout the Museum. Once you have visited each area, be sure to collect a stamp from the satellite Information Desk in that gallery before returning to the Great Hall to collect a special prize.

Learn


Join Museum educators and other families as you travel the world without leaving New York! Embark on an adventure through the Museum to discover amazing works of art while you talk, play, learn, and sketch. This month, groups will explore the theme of "Color and Paint" throughout the Museum's galleries. The Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs begin in Carson Family Hall in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. Admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. Educators will provide the materials for a simple sketching activity.

The Museum also offers several thirty- and sixty-minute programs throughout the week, including Start with Art at the Met, Storytime in Nolen Library, and Art Trek.

Celebrate Passover


In time for the observance of Passover this year, two medieval Hebrew manuscripts are now on view. One manuscript, on loan from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Library for two years, is a newly conserved Haggadah by Joel ben Simeon, one of the best-known illuminators of medieval Hebrew manuscripts. Its presentation at the Museum marks the first time it is being displayed publicly in more than a decade. The other, a richly ornamented fifteenth-century Hebrew Bible, is on loan from the Hispanic Society of America through May 1.

Pick up a copy of our "Celebrating the Passover Holidays at the Met" list of related objects as well, which will be available at the Great Hall Information Desk throughout the holidays.

Enjoy Easter


Leading up to Easter, New York City hosts the world's biggest egg hunt, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. More than 260 egg sculptures created by leading artists and designers from around the world are appearing across the city in April, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art is displaying three of them in our Great Hall. Egg Hunt participants can collect the eggs via a free downloadable smartphone app and enter the contest for a grand prize from Fabergé.

While at the Met, Egg Hunt participants can visit Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection, a spectacular exhibition showcasing a selection of works by Russian artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé, including three magnificent Imperial Easter Eggs.

Department(s): Education, Visitor Services
Tag(s): Easter, events

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Victoria Cairl is the tourism marketing manager in the Department of Marketing and External Relations.

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