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Illusion in European Paintings

Delight in the visual game of painted illusions in the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800. Discover how painters use illusion to engage our senses, draw us into the worlds they depict, and appear to transform paint into other materials.

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Free with Museum admission

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Charles James, Charles James Ball Gowns

Mark, stitch, slash, and wrap alongside fashion design professionals in activities inspired by the exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion. All ages welcome!

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.