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This Week at The Met

From exhibition tours and gallery talks to immersive performances and family programs, The Met offers a wide range of events every day across its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. The following listings are just a sample of what's on this week.

Monday, December 11

People rushing through the Great Hall on a busy day.

Exhibition Tour
David Hockney
Monday, December 11, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 999
Free with Museum admission

This major retrospective honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.

Guided Tour
30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice
Monday, December 11, 3:45–4:45 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

In 30 minutes, engage with great works of art connected by a shared theme across time and place.

Tuesday, December 12

Detail of a wall mosaic featuring a side view of a lion.

Guided Tour
A Cradle of Civilization: Art of the Ancient Near East
Tuesday, December 12, 12–1 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Discover the extraordinary artistic achievements of the societies that thrived within a vast area stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia and the Indus Valley. On display are masterpieces from Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq) that include some of the world's earliest writing, Sumerian sculptures, and a remarkable group of stone reliefs. Other fascinating objects include carved ivories and magnificent silver and gold vessels from Anatolia and Iran.

Guided Tour
Modern and Contemporary Art
Tuesday, December 12, 3:15–4:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Discover the Museum's exceptional collection of Modern and Contemporary Art through works representing major stylistic movements from 1900 to the present.

Wednesday, December 13

Two librarians read a book aloud to a group of children in a Museum library

Family Program
Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Wednesday, December 13, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Children's Reading Room in Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education
Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. For families with children ages 18 months–3 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Exhibition Tour
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed
Wednesday, December 13, 12:30–1:30 pm
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission, though tour tickets are required

In this exhibition, explore approximately 45 of Edvard Munch's landmark compositions created over a span of six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States. Note: Space is limited to 25; first come, first served.

Thursday, December 14

A close-up of a sculpture by Auguste Rodin, from the special exhibition.

Guided Tour
Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée (Museum Highlights in French)
Thursday, December 14, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Avec ce tour, découvrez la collection encyclopédique du musée représentant différentes cultures et époques, ce qui vous incitera à poursuivre l'exploration du musée à votre rythme.

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Picture This! Workshop
Rodin at The Met
Thursday, December 14, 2–3:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free; reservations are required

Join curator Denise Allen for this workshop for adults who are blind or partially sighted, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rodin at The Met. Awaken the senses in workshops that make works of art accessible through detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or

See Find Events to see all events and to search by date; see Programs to learn about all upcoming offerings.

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