Gallery Talk

Exhibition Tour—The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire

In this exhibition, encounter seventeen iconic works of art from the British Museum, including the Cyrus Cylinder—a clay cylinder that describes the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus in 539 b.c., and which had political resonances throughout the ancient Near East.

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.