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As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City offers far more than just its permanent collections. 

The Met hosts a dynamic calendar of exciting special exhibitions, tours, lectures, performances, and educational programs throughout the year.

The Met offers thought-provoking new shows, enthralling performances and hands-on experiences through events for an experience like no other. 

The museum’s packed schedule ensures there is something new and enriching to discover with every visit.

Whether you are an art enthusiast or a family looking for an educational outing, checking out the Metropolitan Museum’s lineup of unique events is an absolute must.

Join us as we explore some of the most compelling exhibitions, live performances, and programs coming soon to the iconic Met.

MetCreates

MetCreates
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MetCreates helps the visitors explore the artist in them by bringing their creativity out.

Guests can make their own art inspired by The Met’s iconic and must-see collection through the MetCreates events at The Met NYC.

Here is a list of MetCreates Events at Met NYC for your reference.

Open Studio

Open Studio
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Open Studio is a designated space in MET where visitors can engage in hands-on art-making activities. 

The museum’s collection or exhibition often inspires this. 

The Open Studio is free for all entry ticket holders and takes place at the Main Hall of the MET Cloisters

Here is a list of the OpenStudio events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent Date
Open Studio 31 March
Open Studio 28 April

Studio Workshops

Studio Workshops
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Studio Workshops help visitors shape the artists in them by teaching them how to create art under the guidance of designers and expert artists.

Inspired by the artworks at The Met, the Studio Workshop events help guests learn art forms like pottery, painting, and more.

The Studio Workshops at The Met help you learn diminishing art forms at different prices, usually under $100.

Here is a list of the Studio Workshops events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
The Elements of Pueblo Pottery16 MarchCarroll Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center For Education
Landscape in Watercolor20 AprilStudio, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center For Education

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing
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The Drop-in Drawing events at The Met NYC help you learn and embrace the artist in you by drawing and painting, as well as witnessing the artworks at the museum.

These events are organized at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.

The Drop-in Drawing is free for all museum ticket holders.

Here is a list of the Drop-in Drawing events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Picturing the Weimer Republic: Drop-in Drawing– Crafting Mood5 AprilGallery 601
Drop-in Drawing at The Met Cloisters13 AprilMain Hall, The Met Cloisters

MetTours

MetTours
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The MetTours helps guests explore the galleries and collections at The Met and gain insights from various viewpoints.

The MetTours events at the Met NYC include the Met Expert talks.

Here is a list of MetTours Events at Met NYC for your reference:

Met Expert Talks

The Met Expert Talk is the best way to learn about the museum, its artworks, its conservation process, and more.

The curators organize the Expert Talks, conservators, scientists, and scholars who share vital knowledge about everything behind making the Met the museum.

The Expert Talks are usually accessible by museum admission, but visitors must reserve them in advance.

Here is a list of the Met Expert Talks events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Lineages: Korean Art at The Met14 MarchGallery 233
Celebrating Women’s History Month16 MarchMain Hall, The Met Cloisters
Cycladic Art: The Leonard N. Stern Collection on Loan from the Hellenic Republic19 MarchGallery 150, The Robert and Renee Belfer Court
Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art20 MarchGallery 913, The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery

MetSpeaks

Met Expert Talks
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The MetSpeaks Met NYC Events consist of many events, including lectures, ticketed talks, etc.

The MetSpeaks Met events NYC features symposia, films, forums, and discussions, providing an enriching experience.

Here is a list of MetSpeaks Events at Met NYC for your reference:

Free Lectures 

The Met Free Lectures help you gain wisdom from the museum experts who play the most crucial role in keeping the museum’s activities ongoing.

Guests must remember that while the event is free, guests must reserve in advance to avoid any last-minute inconvenience. 

Here is a list of the Free Lectures events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia- Howard Hodgkin and India: Reflections on Art Making and Collecting15 MarchThe Grace Rainey Auditorium
The Leonard A. Lauder Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Blackbeats: Cubism Reimagined1 AprilThe Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Unpackaging Product Photography11 AprilThe Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Earth Day Lecture at The Met Cloisters- Taming Medieval Nature20 AprilFuentiduena Chapel

MetStudies

MetStudies
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Enrich your mind and broaden your knowledge through the MetStudies events at the Met NYC by indulging in immersive learning experiences and communities at the Met.

Here is a list of MetStudies Events at Met NYC for your reference:

Art History Study Group 

Learn about Art like never before by embarking on the Art History Study Group tour at the Met for a minimal price of $40.

The event helps guests learn about the artworks through a virtual study session where the museum experts share their knowledge.

Learn about the artworks’ themes, motifs, and more and expand your knowledge about the classic pieces at The Met.

These Art History Study group events cost $40. 

Event NameEvent Date
Art History Study Group- New York Art Worlds, 1870 to 189020 March
Study Group- Looking Back in Time through The Met’s Photo Archive17 April

The Observant Eye

The Observant Eye is a unique experience for all visitors who love and admire art and are willing to learn about it.

During this event, visitors get a unique exposure by observing one artwork for one hour.

The event can also be scheduled for class students who need to develop critical thinking and is free, ensuring all visitors can make the best for you.

The event is free and takes place at the Carson Family Hall. 

Event NameEvent Date
The Observant Eye5 April

K-12 Educator Programs

The K-12 Educator Program is a unique program tailored to meet the needs of K-12 Educators.

The event will occur at The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education and help participants engage in curriculum integration and teaching methods.

The K-12 Educator Program helps educators explore the collections at The Met.

Here is a list of the K-12 Educator Programs events at Met NYC:

Event NameEvent Date
Educator Event- Visible Thinking and the Scientific Process16 March
Educator Workshop- Strumming the Imagination: The Banjo and the American Musical Tradition13 April
Connecting Collections Summer Institute 8 July

MetCelebrates

MetCelebrates
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The MetCelebrates events at the Met NYC involve exotic tours, special events, and much more.

The activities under MetCelebrates during the Met NYC events include performances, storytelling, tours, and demonstrations.

Festival and Special Programs

When we say that The Met celebrates all art forms, we mean it.

Visitors experience the best of the Met at the Festival and Special Programs through exceptional performances, shows, storytelling, talks, and more.

The event is appropriate for visitors of all ages and is free with admission to the museum.

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
The Met’s 17th Annual Evening Celebrating Women21 MarchGallery 131, The Temple of Dendur

Member Classes

The Member Classes offer exclusive access to classes that help members garner knowledge on exclusive interests.

The Member Classes are accessible to the members and patrons of the museum.

These classes will be organized at The Met Fifth Avenue.

Event NameEvent Date
Monday at The Met “Look Again: European Paintings 1300-1800” with Professor Page Knox18 March
Monday at The Met “Look Again: European Paintings 1300-1800” with Professor Page Knox25 March
Monday at The Met “Look Again: European Paintings 1300-1800” with Professor Page Knox1 April
Monday at The Met “Look Again: European Paintings 1300-1800” with Professor Page Knox8 April
Monday at The Met “Look Again: European Paintings 1300-1800” with Professor Page Knox29 April

Teens

Teaching teens to love art and creativity is essential, and the events at the Met NYC are a great way to do so.

Here is a list of events at Met NYC for teens for your reference:

Teen Studio (Ages 15 to 18)

The Met ensures its best efforts to create and nurture future artists through various programs, and the Teen Studio programs are a testament to this effort.

These programs are organized for teens between the ages of 15 and 18, allowing them to experiment with materialism most productively.

The event will be organized at the Carroll Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education and is free for all teens. 

Event NameEvent Date
Teen Studio- Miniature Portraits (Ages 12 to 14)6 April
Teen Studio- Miniature Portraits (Ages 15 to 18)6 April

Saturday Sketching (Ages 12 to 18)

The Saturday Sketching events are perfect for all aspiring artists, especially those interested in pursuing an art career.

Experiment with sketching and find your potential with these free events at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.

It is important to note that while the event is free, guests are encouraged to register in advance to avoid any last-minute inconveniences.

These events are free for all teens but require advance registration. 

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Saturday Sketching at The Met Cloisters (Ages 12 to 18)30 MarchMain Hall, The Met Cloisters
Saturday Sketching at The Met Fifth Avenue (Ages 12 to 18)13 AprilCarson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Saturday Sketching at The Met Cloisters (Ages 12 to 18)27 AprilMain Hall, The Met Cloisters

Access

The Met goes out of its way to meet the needs of visitors with mobility issues.

Here is a list of events at Met NYC for visitors with limited mobility:

For Visitors who are Blind or Partially Sighted

The Met Museum takes all possible measures to ensure that all visitors access the museum and its events.

The Met events for visitors who are blind or partially sighted include verbal imaging and touch tours to give them an inclusive and enriching experience.

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Family Afternoon- Threads Through History14 AprilCarson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Picture This! At The Met Cloisters20 AprilGallery 7, Cuxa Cloister

For Visitors with Developmental and Learning Disabilities and Those on Autism Spectrum

The events at the Met NYC include several activities for visitors with learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

These events are exclusively designed to meet the needs of guests with varied learning abilities and styles to ensure nobody gets left behind.

The events welcome guests of all ages, accompanied by their trusted family members and friends, to provide them comfort, companionship, and skills.

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Discoveries (Ages 5 to 13)- Woven Wonders14 AprilCarroll Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Discoveries (Ages 14 to 22)- Woven Wonders14 AprilStudio, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Family Afternoon- Threads Through History14 AprilCarson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Discoveries (Ages 23 +)- Woven Wonders14 AprilStudio, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

For Visitors with Dementia and their Care Partners

The events at the Met NYC for visitors with dementia and their care partners are tailored to offer visitors with dementia an escape from their routine life.

They can partake in the activities through these programs in the company of their care partners and enjoy different engaging activities.

Event NameEvent DateEvent Location
Met Escapes- Weaving Abstraction19 MarchBonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Met Memory Cafe1 AprilArt Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Met Escapes at The Met Cloisters16 AprilGallery 7, Cuxa Cloister
Met Escapes- Islamic Art28 AprilArt Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Member Events

The Members and Patrons make The Met the Museum that it is.

Naturally, The Met Members and Patrons deserve some extra privileges and recognition.

Here is the list of The Member Events at the Met NYC through which members get exclusive access to new exhibitions, members-only hours and more:

Heritage Tours for Members

The Heritage Tours for Members offers exclusive access to members who can enjoy the voices and artworks at the Met Museum.

The Heritage Tours for Members take place at the Museum-Wide Fifth Avenue and are a must-do for members of the Met Museum NYC.

Participants do need to make prior reservations to enjoy these events.

Event NameEvent Date
Women’s History Month Tour for Members21 March
Women’s History Month Tour for Members23 March
Women’s History Month Tour for Members24 March

FAQs about the Events at the Met NYC

1. What are the ticket prices for the events at the Met NYC?

Ticket prices for the events at the MET NYC vary depending on the events.

The ticket prices for the events at the Met NYC vary from $20 to $100.

There is no fixed price for the tickets for the events at the Met NYC.

2. Can I get the events tickets for the Met events online?

The event tickets for the Met events are available online.

Visitors can purchase the tickets for the events at the Met NYC online and onsite.

Visitors must register in advance and do not require tickets for some Met NYC events.

3. Do I need a separate ticket to attend the events at The Met NYC?

Some events at the Met NYC require a separate ticket, whereas others are free with the Museum’s admission ticket.

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