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5:00–9:00 P.M.
Free with Museum admission

Experience art making, creative conversations, and performances that connect you to art in unexpected ways.

Met Perspectives: Art and Public Space
Join Met curators and educators for timely and urgent conversations about objects from across the Museum's permanent collection. Choose from two conversations every 30 minutes.

5–5:30 pm           
Ancient Near Eastern Art, Floor 2, Gallery 402, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery for Assyrian Art
The American Wing, Floor 1, Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court

5:30–6 pm
Islamic Art, Floor 2, Gallery 450, Patti Cadby Birch Gallery
Arms and Armor, Floor 1, Gallery 371, Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court

6–6:30 pm             
Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Floor 1, Gallery 350, The Lester Wunderman Collection of Dogon Art 
Medieval Art, Floor 1, Gallery 305

Conversations with . . .

6–7 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 817
Join Museum educator Lauren Ebin to examine how Edgar Degas explored a wide range of human movements, gestures, and poses in his pastels and sculptures. Conversation repeats every 30 minutes.

Artists on Artworks: Mickalene Thomas on David Hockney
6:30–7:30 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas shares her reflections on the work of David Hockney and insights on her own artistic practice with Ian Alteveer, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met.

Exhibition Tour: David Hockney
6:30–7:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 999
Join a tour of this major retrospective, which honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.

Ways of Drawing
Join artists from a variety of drawing disciplines for a discussion and participatory activity.

5:30 and 6:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 354
Drawing with Liana Finck
Join illustrator and cartoonist Liana Finck for a discussion and drawing session using her methods of observation. Space is limited.

6 and 7 pm
Floor 1, The American Wing Café
Stipple Portraits
Learn to make stipple portraits with Wall Street Journal illustrator and artist Noli Novak. Space is limited.

6:30–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing
Drop-in Drawing
Experience The Met collection through drawing and respond to creative challenges.

5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm
Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court
Enjoy these pop-up performances in a series celebrating the opening of the first of The Met's renovated musical instrument galleries.

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


​Photo by Filip Wolak

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