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Exhibition Tour—Plain or Fancy?: Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts

In this exhibition, view highlights from the Museum's extensive holdings of European sculpture and decorative arts, compare austere works of art with ornate ones, and consider your own responses to different aesthetic styles from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

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Free with Museum admission

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Explore the Met with Adult Programs

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.