Gallery Talk

Exhibition Tour—Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table

In this exhibition, explore the history of the dressing table, along with perfume bottles, cosmetic jars, hand mirrors, and comb and brush sets from ancient to modern times to discover what these objects reveal about changing social customs, leisure-time pursuits, and popular tastes. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior at exhibition entrance.

Free with admission, though tickets are required

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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.