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Event Highlights: September 18–21

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.


Guided Tour
Great Paintings
Monday, September 18, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This tour focuses on masterworks from many time periods and cultures in order to introduce visitors to the global nature of the Museum's rich painting collections.

Guided Tour
Arts of Ancient Egypt
Monday, September 18, 2:45–3:45 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This tour provides an overview of The Met's collection of Egyptian art, one of the finest and most comprehensive outside Egypt. Among the highlights is the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to its Egyptian excavations, the Museum is particularly rich in both royal and private art of the Middle Kingdom and early New Kingdom, and in funerary art of the Late Period. Virtually all of the objects in the collection are on view in the main galleries and numerous smaller study galleries.

Guided Tour
India, Himalayas, Southeast Asia: Hindu and Buddhist Vision
Tuesday, September 19, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This introduction to South and Southeast Asian art takes visitors through 18 chronologically arranged galleries featuring an extraordinary array of masterworks dating from 3000 B.C. to the mid-19th century A.D. The arts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar are represented through archaeological finds, sculpture, painting, and decorative art.

Exhibition Tour
Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical
Tuesday, September 19, 12:30–1:30 pm
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission, though tickets are required

This exhibition explores the career of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, presenting him as a seminal figure in 20th-century design by situating his work within a larger constellation of objects and artifacts drawn from across the history of art. Note: Space is limited to 25; first come, first served. Get your ticket from any Museum staff in The Met Breuer Lobby.

Exhibition Tour
Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas
Wednesday, September 20, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 251
Free with Museum admission

Join curator Kurt Behrendt for a tour of this exhibition, which draws together works of the highest caliber, presenting the complex Buddhist pantheon of deities in a startlingly simple way.

Guided Tour
Arts of the Islamic World
Wednesday, September 20, 3–4 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

A tour of the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.

Guided Tour
Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée (Museum Highlights in French)
Thursday, September 21, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Avec ce tour, découvrez la collection encyclopédique du musée représentant différentes cultures et époques, ce qui vous incitera à poursuivre l'exploration du musée à votre rythme.

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
Storytime in Nolen Library
Thursday, September 21, 3–3:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Children's Reading Room in Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education
Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. For families with children ages 3–6. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Space is limited; first come, first served.


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