Bringing together some of the most respected thinkers on a given subject, MetSpeaks features lectures, discussions, talks, symposia, films, and forums in which compelling voices explore timely issues that connect to the Met's exhibitions and permanent collection. Program times, audiences, and topics vary.

Free Lectures

Learn about current exhibitions, conservation projects, the Museum's rich collection, and other topics through Friday Focus and individual lectures by leading experts. Free with Museum admission.

Ticketed Talks

Explore intriguing subjects in ticketed lectures by Museum curators and distinguished experts on art, architecture, music, and history. Purchase tickets for individual lectures or for a lecture series.

Sunday at the Met

Gain insight into the Museum and its exhibitions through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

Art Talks for Members

The Metropolitan Museum is pleased to offer free art talks for Members at the Family/Dual ($210) level and above.


Learn from leading international scholars, curators, and other specialists about the latest in academic, curatorial, and conservation research.

Upcoming MetSpeaks Events

Programs for Adults

Download the current Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

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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.