The Way They Live

The Civilians

A new work, commissioned by Met Museum Presents, The Way They Live is a theatrical treatment of the Met’s American Wing, embracing the immense complexity of what it means to be an American.

More performances by The Civilians, Met Museum Presents' Artist in Residence 2014–15.

The Way They Live will also be performed on Saturday, May 16

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

This residency is made possible by the Chester Dale Fund.

Above: The Civilians © Sheldon Noland

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Parents and children enjoying a performance

Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

See a list of Bring the Kids programs.