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MetSpeaks

Bringing together some of the most respected thinkers on a given subject, MetSpeaks features lectures, discussions, talks, symposia, films, and forums in which compelling voices explore timely issues that connect to the Met's exhibitions and permanent collection. Program times, audiences, and topics vary.

Free Lectures

Learn about current exhibitions, conservation projects, the Museum's rich collection, and other topics through Friday Focus and individual lectures by leading experts. Free with Museum admission.

Ticketed Talks

Explore intriguing subjects in ticketed lectures by Museum curators and distinguished experts on art, architecture, music, and history. Purchase tickets for individual lectures or for a lecture series.

Sunday at the Met

Gain insight into the Museum and its exhibitions through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

Free Members Lectures

The Metropolitan Museum is pleased to offer free lectures exclusively for Members at the Family/Dual ($210) level and above.

Symposia

Learn from leading international scholars, curators, and other specialists about the latest in academic, curatorial, and conservation research.

Upcoming MetSpeaks Events

Teens Take the Met

Take over the Met for the night! Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum, organized by over fifty NYC cultural and community organizations.

Free Programs for Adults

Download the current Free Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.