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Beyond the Mask: Movement and the African Masquerade

Explore the concept of "masquerade" in West Africa—face masks, costumes, dance, music, and audience participation—and consider its role in the physical movement of performers as well as the movement of individuals within society.

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.

Garden Tour at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

Enjoy collection highlight tours, garden tours, gallery talks, and other programs at The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.