The Grand Tour

Venus and the Lute Player

Go after-hours gallery-hopping in the reinstalled New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800, for an unprecedented encounter with music and art. Experience four different concerts in four different galleries by some of the world’s leading Renaissance and Baroque musicians, including Tenet, Dark Horse Consort, QuickSilver, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. The music illuminates the paintings (and vice versa) in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, revealing the magic and power of these galleries in a wholly unique way.

Tuesday, September 17th, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 18th, 8:00 pm


Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Above: Titian and Workshop (Italian, ca. 1485/90?–1576). Venus and the Lute Player (detail), ca. 1565–70. Oil on canvas; 65 x 82 1/2 in. (165.1 x 209.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29)


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