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Benefit Event

Summer Fête

William Merritt Chase. At the Seaside, ca. 1892

Celebrate summer with an evening of dinner and dancing! Begin with cocktails in the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court and hear from Pierre Terjanian, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor, who will reveal a special mystery object.

Dine and dance in The Charles Engelhard Court, one of the Museum's most enchanting spaces.

Dress: Black-tie

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Ticket Packages

Single Ticket: $500

  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $350 is tax deductible.

Summer Supporter: $1,500

  • Two tickets to the Summer Fête
  • Recognition at the benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $1,200 is tax deductible.

Highlights and High Tea: $2,500

  • Two tickets to the Summer Fête
  • Explore highlights of the Museum's collection, spanning five thousand years of world culture, on a guided tour with three friends (at a later date). Following your tour, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Patrons Lounge, one of the city's most elegant settings, during Museum hours.
  • Recognition at the benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $1,890 is tax deductible.

The Cloistered Gardens: $3,500

  • Four tickets to the Summer Fête
  • Explore the Cuxa, Bonnefont, and Trie gardens of The Cloisters on a private tour and receive a beautiful bouquet of medieval herbs and flowers from the gardens. Following your tour, enjoy wine in the gardens. (Seasonal; for a maximum of four people.)
  • Recognition at the benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $2,800 is tax deductible.

Modern at the Met: $5,000

  • Four tickets to the Summer Fête
  • Explore the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries on an enlightening guided tour with three friends (at a later date). Following your tour, enjoy an intimate cocktail reception, including drinks and hors d'oeuvres, in the Museum's Rose Room overlooking Central Park.
  • Recognition at the benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $3,005 is tax deductible.

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Please present your Membership card or give your name upon arrival at the Museum on the night of the event. Ticket packages are limited and are redeemable within one year of purchase. For more information, or to pay by check, please call 212-570-3909 or email allison.sokaris@metmuseum.org.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is photographing this event. By your presence at the event, you consent to the use of your photograph or likeness being taken or used as a part of promotional materials for the Museum.

We regret that we are unable to offer refunds. Should you wish to withdraw your enrollment from this event, the full amount of your contribution may be considered tax deductible.


Above: Paul Signac (French, 1863–1935). Evening Calm, Concarneau, Opus 220 (Allegro Maestoso) (detail), 1891. Oil on canvas; 25 1/2 x 32in. (64.8 x 81.3cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.209)

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Tickets start at $500

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    Summer Fête

    Thursday, June 11, 7:00–11:00 p.m.

    For Family/Dual Members and above | Tickets start at $500

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