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This Weekend at The Met

Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, there is something on for everyone at The Met's three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Read these event highlights and see why The Met should be your destination this weekend.


Friday, October 20

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

Family Program
Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Friday, October 20, 10:30–11 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
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980
Friday, October 20, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission, though tour tickets are required

Divided into four sections—Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted—this exhibition showcases roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists to ask if it is possible to understand a good deal of postwar art, even seemingly rational art, as an exercise in calculated lunacy. Note: Space is limited to 25; first come, first served. Get your ticket from any Museum staff in The Met Breuer Lobby.


Saturday, October 21

A group of teenager look at a selection of Afrian horns in an art gallery

Family Program
Start with Art at The Met
Saturday, October 21, 11 am–12 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.

Gallery Talk at The Met Cloisters
Medieval Art and Private Collections at The Met Cloisters
Saturday, October 21, 2–3 pm
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free with Museum admission

Join Museum Educator Nancy Wu for a thought-provoking tour of The Met Cloisters.


Sunday, October 22

Guided Tour
European Paintings: Renaissance to Revolution
Sunday, October 22, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Explore the meaning and beauty of Old Master paintings in the Museum's European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800.

Discoveries
Sculpturescope (Ages 5–17)
Sunday, October 22, 2–3 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free; reservations are required

This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. Learn about additional resources and tips for visiting the Museum.


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