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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, March 16

A detail of poster art featuring the number five set against contrasting panes of reds.

Exhibition Tour
Crowns of the Vajra Masters: Ritual Art of Nepal
Friday, March 16, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Gallery 251
Free with Museum admission

Join curator John Guy for a dynamic gallery tour of this exhibition, which explores the single most potent symbol of Buddhist ritual as performed in Nepal: the Vajracarya priest's crown. Five examples presented in this exhibition create a cosmic field into which viewers enter, encircled by paintings of ritual performance. The exhibition is occasioned by the recent acquisition of a superb early Vajracarya crown dating to the 13th or early 14th century; this is joined by an 18th-century crown already in the collection and two others recently discovered in the Department of Arms and Armor.

Guided Tour
Modern and Contemporary Art
Friday, March 16, 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.

Saturday, March 17

Two men look closely at the Burgos Tapestry.

Sights & Sounds at The Met Cloisters
Saturday, March 17, 10–11 am
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free, but reservations required

We invite children ages 4–17 on the autism spectrum and those with developmental and learning disabilities, together with their friends and family, to join us for Sights & Sounds at The Met Cloisters. Discover treasures from medieval castles and sacred spaces and participate in fun and engaging musical activities. For reservations, information, directions, or accessibility questions, or to join our mailing list, call 212-650-2280 or email

Guided Tour
Arts of the Islamic World
Saturday, March 17, 3:15–4:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

A tour of the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.

Sunday, March 18

View of the main court of the AAOA Department.

Guided Tour
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Sunday, March 18, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

The tour introduces visitors to the origins of Impressionism in the late 1860s and its flourishing in the following decades in landscapes and scenes from modern life by such artists as Monet, Degas, and Renoir. The tour also explores the impact of Impressionism on the next generation of artists, which includes Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Guided Tour
Ancestors, Spirits, and Deities in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Sunday, March 18. 2:15–3:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing houses the foremost fine arts collection of the historical forms of expression that have flourished in sub-Saharan Africa, the islands of the Pacific, and North and South America. View highlights of the collection that range in date from 2000 B.C.E. to the present.

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