Gallery Talk

Geology, Transcendentalism, and American Landscape Painting

Investigate how mid-nineteenth-century American painters responded to the expanding field of geology and its effects on society, including the spread of scientific knowledge among the public, the associated moral lessons and religious connotations, and its impact on western expansion and tourism.

Free with Museum admission

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Free Programs for Adults

Download the current Free 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.

Garden Tour at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

Enjoy collection highlight tours, garden tours, gallery talks, and other programs at The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.