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Structure and Social Context: Objects as a Window on the World

Examine the materials, construction, and iconography of Islamic, Precolumbian, and Ancient Near Eastern artworks to see what clues these elements provide about the objects' broader social and historical contexts.

Assistive listening devices are available.Assistive listening devices are available.

Free with Museum admission

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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.

Friday Evening Gallery Events

Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.