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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?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Marble Carving

    Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Prints and Process

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Ornament and Dress

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Precious Stones

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 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.