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This Week at The Met

From exhibition tours and gallery talks to immersive performances and family festivals, 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, October 23

A period room from Philadelphia

Guided Tour
Obras Maestras del Museo (Museum Highlights in Spanish)
Monday, October 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Descubra la colección enciclopédica del museo a través de esta visita guiada, la cual se centra en una selección de obras de arte que representan distintas culturas y épocas, y anima al visitante a explorar después el museo por su propia cuenta.

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.

Guided Tour
Great Rooms: Lifestyles of the Rich and Royal
Monday, October 23, 1:15–2:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

In this overview of 17- and 18-century European furniture and decorative arts, visitors are guided through exquisite period-room settings that reflect changes in taste and fashion over time. The Museum's holdings are especially rich in 18-century furniture from France and England, including unique pieces with French royal provenance and others from important English collections.

Tuesday, October 24

Detail of a sculpture of a Pharaoh from Ancient Egypt

Guided Tour
India, Himalayas, Southeast Asia: Hindu and Buddhist Vision
Tuesday, October, 24, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This introduction to South and Southeast Asian art takes visitors through 18 chronologically arranged galleries featuring an extraordinary array of masterworks dating from 3000 B.C. to the mid-19 century A.D. The arts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar are represented through archaeological finds, sculpture, painting, and decorative art.

Guided Tour
Arts of Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, October 24, 2:45–3:45 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This tour provides an overview of The Met's collection of Egyptian art, one of the finest and most comprehensive outside Egypt. Among the highlights is the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to its Egyptian excavations, the Museum is particularly rich in both royal and private art of the Middle Kingdom and early New Kingdom, and in funerary art of the Late Period. Virtually all of the objects in the collection are on view in the main galleries and numerous smaller study galleries.

Wednesday, October 25

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

Family Program
Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Wednesday, October 25, 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.

Guided Tour at The Met Cloisters
Highlights of The Cloisters Collection
Wednesday, October 25, 3–4 pm
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free with Museum admission

Museum lecturers offer highlights tours of The Met Cloisters—the branch of the Museum in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—to introduce visitors to the collection as a whole or to specific departments or themes.

Thursday, October 26

Children learning in front of a painting in the modern art wing.

Guided Tour
Great Sculpture: Ancient to Contemporary
Thursday, October 26, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Explore sculptural masterworks dating from ancient times to the present. Three-dimensional objects from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas offer multiple viewpoints on artistry and function.

Family Program
Start with Art at The Met
Thursday, October 26, 3:30–4:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This month's theme is Mix It Up! For families with children ages 3–6.

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

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