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This Week at The Met

From exhibition tours and gallery talks to immersive performances and family festivals, The Met offers a wide range of events every day across its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. The following listings are just a sample of what's on this week.


Monday, October 16

A detail of Jacques-Louis David's Death of Socrates

Guided Tour
Great Paintings
Monday, October 16, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

This tour focuses on masterworks from many time periods and cultures in order to introduce visitors to the global nature of the Museum's rich painting collections.

Guided Tour at The Met Cloisters
Gardens of The Met Cloisters
Monday, October 16, 1–2 pm
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free with Museum admission

Offered daily through the end of October, these tours of the gardens at The Met Cloisters—the branch of the Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—include horticultural, architectural, and historical information. No reservations are required.


Tuesday, October 17

A Korean language tour of Museum highlights

Guided Tour
하이라이트 투어 (Museum Highlights in Korean)
Tuesday, October 17, 11 am–12 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

여러 시대와 각 문화를 대표하는 예술품을 선별해 소개하며, 방문자 스스로 미술관을 계속 살펴 볼 수 있도록 뒷받침하는 이 투어를 통해, 미술관의 백과사전적 소장품을 발견하십시요.

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Guided Tour
Modern and Contemporary Art
Tuesday, October 17, 3:15–4:15 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Discover the Museum's exceptional collection of Modern and Contemporary Art through works representing major stylistic movements from 1900 to the present.


Wednesday, October 18

A photograph from WWI showing soldiers marching through the trenches.

Exhibition Tour
World War I and the Visual Arts
Wednesday, October 18, 10:30–11:30 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Galleries 691–693 (Drawings, Prints, and Photographs)
Free with Museum admission

Join curator Jennifer Farrell in this exhibition and learn how artists—including Otto Dix, C.R.W. Nevinson, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Gino Severini, and Edward Steichen—reflected a myriad of styles, approaches, ideologies, and mediums in response to the war and how it influenced modern art.

Guided Tour
Arts of the Islamic World
Wednesday, October 18, 3–4 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

A tour of the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.


Thursday, October 19

Detail of a piece of stained glass from The Met Cloisters depicting a saint with a halo.

Guided Tour
Masterpieces of the Middle Ages
Thursday, October 19, 10:45–11:45 am
The Met Fifth Avenue - Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission

Tapestries, stained glass, and treasures of gold and silver come alive in this tour of the richest collection of medieval and Byzantine art outside of Europe. From the beginnings of Christianity to the rise of the Renaissance, travel through a millennium of great monuments that conjure imperial courts, Gothic cathedrals, and princely castles.

Guided Tour at The Met Cloisters
Highlights of The Cloisters Collection
Thursday, October 19, 3–4 pm
The Met Cloisters - Main Hall
Free with Museum admission

Museum lecturers offer highlights tours of The Met Cloisters—the branch of the Museum in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—to introduce visitors to the collection as a whole or to specific departments or themes. Tours depart promptly; if you arrive late, inquire at the information desk for directions to the tour's location.


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