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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, January 22

The Great Hall filled with people on a busy day.

Guided Tour
Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée (Museum Highlights in French)
Monday, January 22, 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.

Guided Tour
Modern and Contemporary Art
Monday, January 22, 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.


Tuesday, January 23

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

Exhibition Tour
David Hockney
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Family Program
Storytime in Nolen Library
Tuesday, January 23, 3–3:30 pm
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 3–6. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Wednesday, January 24

A woodblock print by Edvard Munch features women dressed in black.

Exhibition Tour
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed
Wednesday, January 24, 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.

Met Escapes
Art-Making Workshop
Wednesday, January 24, 2–3:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Free; reservations are required

Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.


Thursday, January 25

A bare-breasted woman tunes a long-necked plucked string instrument called a theorbo in Le Hayre's allegory of good temperament.

Guided Tour
Museum Highlights
Thursday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Discover The Met 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
The Art of Music
Thursday, January 25, 12:45–1:45 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Highlighting the connections between the musical traditions of different peoples, places, and time periods, this tour gives visitors an appreciation of the Museum's global holdings of instruments selected for social significance, technical virtuosity, tonal quality, and visual beauty. While the Musical Instruments galleries are currently closed for an extensive renovation and reorganization, tours will feature musical instruments throughout the Museum's collection and their depictions in art.


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