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Meet Me at The Met: A Virtual Evening


Join us August 26, 2020 at 6 pm to watch here. Also streaming on Facebook or YouTube. Note: No login required.

On March 13, 2020, in response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art closed the doors to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer. In the months following, The Met community has come together virtually to celebrate the many ways in which art and creativity can bring us together, foster understanding and compassion, and enlighten our lives, even in the most difficult moments.

Now, as we prepare to open our doors once more, Museum leadership, staff, and our artist partners will come together for a special broadcast for The Met community:

  • Daniel H. Weiss (President and CEO) and Max Hollein (Director) will give an update on The Met’s activity during the closure and provide a preview of the exciting upcoming exhibitions and programming.
  • Catch a special behind-the-scenes look at The Met courtesy of our essential workers.
  • Learn about the upcoming exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle from Randall Griffey (Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art) and Sylvia Yount (Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing). Then hear an original poem inspired by Jacob Lawrence by its author, high school senior Jennifer Hernandez.
  • Enjoy a brief tour of Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection led by Jeff Rosenheim (Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge, Photographs). Then listen to GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash as she sings a song inspired by the exhibition.
  • Hear from the artists of The Met’s Civic Practice PartnershipRashida Bumbray, Jon Gray, Miguel Luciano, and Mei Lum—and discover the work they’re doing in their own neighborhoods across New York City and at The Met to develop and implement ambitious projects and forge meaningful collaborations.

Registration is now closed. Please check back at 6 pm to join the premiere broadcast.

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