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How Did They Do That?

Peek at technique—through handling tools and materials—and learn how works of art were created. Each afternoon program is divided into thirty-minute demonstrations. Open to visitors of all ages.

All How Did They Do That? programs are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted. For information about group visits, see Group Visits.

Upcoming How Did They Do That?

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Saturday, August 9, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Painted Portraits

    Sunday, August 10, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

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.