Gallery Talks

Engage directly with works of art in the galleries through talks led by curators, conservators, educators, and invited specialists. Talks focus on specific aspects of the collection or on special exhibitions. Talks depart promptly; if you arrive late, inquire at the Information Desks for directions to the tour's location.

Sign Language symbolGallery talks are presented in Sign Language or are Sign Language–interpreted on a regular basis. Search the calendar for upcoming programs with Sign Language interpretation or for Met Signs programs presented only in ASL.

Search the calendar for upcoming talks with FM assistive listening devices. A limited number of FM assistive listening devices for other talks and tours are available at the Audio Guide desk in the Great Hall.

All gallery talks are free with Museum admission, and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted. For information about group visits, see Group Visits.

Upcoming Gallery Talks

  • Gallery Talk

    No Mere Illusions

    Sunday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission


Reserve group admission in advance to receive special group rates and bypass the admission lines.

Programs for Adults

Download the current 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.