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MetFridays: Beyond Boundaries

Free with Museum admission

5–9 pm
Drop in anytime.
How do artists break through barriers to communicate new visions? Join us for art making, artist talks, and discussions that explore symbolism, language, and other ways to build understanding. All events are free with Museum admission.

Panel Discussion

Invention and Revelation
6–7 pm
Ground floor, Gallery 963
Reflect on the art of Cristóbal de Villalpando and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz with poet Deborah Paredez, artist Joiri Minaya, scholar Isabel Gómez, and Ronda Kasl, Curator, The American Wing.


Polynesian Cultural Objects
6–6:30 and 7–7:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 353
Join artists and scholars Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Rosanna Raymond for a performative conversation about the gendered histories of cultural objects from Polynesia.

Conversation with an Educator: The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve
6 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 305
Michael B. Norris, educator

Conversation with an Educator: Alfred Stevens's In the Studio
6:30 pm Floor 2, Gallery 827, Henry J. Heinz II Galleries
Alice W. Schwarz, Museum educator

Conversation with an Educator: Mihrab (Prayer Niche)
7 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 455
Christina Marinelli, Museum educator

Artists on Artworks
6:30–7:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio
Reflect on the future of communication with artists Caroline Woolard, Alexander Rosenberg, Helen Lee, and Lika Volkova, through a discussion of their collaborative project Carried on Both Sides. Limited space; registration suggested.

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Drop-in Drawing
6:30–8:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 401
Explore the overlaps between the drawn image and the written word in the Ancient Near Eastern Art galleries.

The Scent of Art
5–8 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 305
Follow your nose and discover works of art in new ways. Choose your favorite fragrance and use it to guide your search through the galleries.

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MetFridaysThis event is part of MetFridays: New York's Night Out.

All Upcoming


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