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Explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egypt and discover how a longstanding fascination with this ancient architectural form led to the erection of "Cleopatra's Needle" in Central Park. Part of Sunday at the Met—Cleopatra's Needle.
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.
Free with Museum admission
See more in Free Lectures,
For Visitors with Hearing Loss
Gain insight into the Museum, its exhibitions, and its projects through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.
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