Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, there is something on for everyone at The Met's three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Read these event highlights and see why The Met should be your destination this weekend.
Friday, May 25
Discover The Met 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.
The tour introduces visitors to the origins of Impressionism in the late 1860s and its flourishing in the following decades in landscapes and scenes from modern life by such artists as Monet, Degas, and Renoir. The tour also explores the impact of Impressionism on the next generation of artists, which includes Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.
Saturday, May 26
This tour introduces visitors to the rich tradition of American art, from its mid-seventeenth-century colonial beginnings to the early twentieth-century panoply of subjects and styles. This outstanding collection of portraits, landscapes, and narrative depictions is presented in newly renovated galleries of The American Wing. Selections include works by such major artists as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Frederic Remington.
Obras Maestras del Museo (Museum Highlights in Spanish)
Saturday, May 26, 1–2 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - International Tours Sign, Great Hall
Free with Museum admission
Descubra la colección enciclopédica del museo a través de esta visita guiada, la cual se centra en una selección de obras de arte que representan distintas culturas y épocas, y anima al visitante a explorar después el museo por su propia cuenta.
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.
Sunday, May 27
These special walking tours are offered in place of the daily Garden and Highlights tours at 11 am and 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday over Memorial Day Weekend. Please gather in the Main Hall prior to the scheduled start time to join.