Explore Afrofuturism through a day of art making, storytelling, gallery chats, and artist conversations related to Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room.
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult. Note: Advance registration is required where noted.
Stop by the Welcome Table in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on the ground floor to pick up a free Met Bulletin related to the exhibition (one per family while supplies last).
Ground Floor, Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education
Investigate the influence of technology in textiles as you sew a custom accessory. Recommended for families with children ages 3–11.
Social Justice Pottery
Ground Floor, Studio, Uris Center for Education
Join ceramic artist Roberto Lugo, whose work is featured in the exhibition, and create clay pottery. Recommended for families with children ages 3–11.
Furnishing the Future with The Met’s Afrofuturist Teen Advisory Council
Ground Floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Showcase your creative flair by contributing to a collaborative home inspired by the exhibition with teens from The Met’s Afrofuturist Teen Advisory Council. For all ages.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND TALKS
Meet outside Gallery 508
Join Met experts for short talks exploring objects and themes in the exhibition. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.
11 am and 12 pm
Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischman Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met
1 pm and 4 pm
Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met
“In the Parlor”: A Conversation on Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Join artists featured in the exhibition to learn about their creative processes and the significance of Afrofuturism in their artistic practices. Note: Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required. Space is limited; first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee admission once the auditorium reaches capacity.
Virtual Storytime with The Met
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with Storytime! Join us online for a picture-book reading and an activity connected to The Met collection. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.
Watch on YouTube or Facebook.
Storytime at The Met
Ground Floor, Art Study, Uris Center for Education
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with Storytime! Join us for a picture-book reading and an activity connected to The Met collection. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.
A Daylong Celebration—Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room is part of Afrofuturism, Carnegie Hall's 2022 citywide festival.
Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older, even if they are vaccinated.