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Event Highlights: July 17–20

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
Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Monday, July 17, 10:30–11 am
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

Gather around as we 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 18 months–3 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Guided Tour at The Met Cloisters
Highlights of The Cloisters Collection
Monday, July 17, 3–4 pm
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free with Museum admission

Museum lecturers offer highlights tours of The Met Cloisters—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.

Guided Tour
Museum Highlights
Tuesday, July 18, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Discover The Met 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.

Guided Tour
Intern Insights Tour
Tuesday, July 18, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio)
Free with Museum admission

Join intern Sasha de Lotbinière on an interactive tour focusing on works of art related to her current interests and projects at The Met. Families and visitors of all ages are welcome.

Exhibition Tour
Irving Penn: Centennial
Wednesday, July 19, 10:15–11:15 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 199
Free with Museum admission, though tour tickets are required.

Examine some 150 photographs by Irving Penn (1917–2009) in this exhibition highlighting every period of the artist's dynamic career with the camera. Note: Space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at any point of admission or any Membership desk.

Family Program
Storytime in Nolen Library
Wednesday, July 19, 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

Gather around as we 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.

Guided Tour
Capolavori del Museo (Museum Highlights in Italian)
Thursday, July 20, 12–1 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission 

Questo tour presenta una selezione di opere d'arte di culture ed epoche diverse e vi portera' alla scoperta della collezione enciclopedica del Metropolitan incoraggiandovi inoltre a continuare ad esplorare il Museo a vostro piacimento.

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
Start with Art at The Met
Thursday, July 20, 3:30–4:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. 

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This month's theme is Take a Trip. For families with children ages 3–6.


See Find Events to search for events by date; see Programs to learn about all upcoming offerings.

Learn about upcoming Perspectives on the Middle East gallery talks on the Department of Islamic Art's blog, RumiNations.

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