Guided Tour

Musical Instruments: East and West

Highlighting the connections between the musical traditions of different peoples, places, and time periods, this tour gives visitors an appreciation of the Museum's global holdings of instruments selected for social significance, technical virtuosity, tonal quality, and visual beauty. On display are traditional, courtly, and military instruments from all parts of the world, including rare violins, a West African kora (bridge harp), the oldest extant piano, and a Ming-dynasty ivory pipa (lute).

Free with Museum admission

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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.

Friday Evening Gallery Events

Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.