The Met’s Department of Live Arts commissions and presents new works of performance: music, movement, sound, and related hybrids. This singular body of work furthers The Met’s commitment to living artists, deepens connections between audiences and works of art, and introduces untested modes of performance. Live Arts has commissioned and presented programs by Julia Bullock, Bill T. Jones and Lee Mingwei, Patti Smith, Faustin Linyekula, Oliver Beer, Leila Josefowicz, Anthony McGill, Rhiannon Giddens, Sting, Yotam Ottolenghi, Bijayini Satpathy, and many others.
See the events calendar below for program dates and times.
MetLiveArts presents works new and old that highlight the Museum’s spaces, objects, pasts, and futures.
MetLiveArts presents a season of groundbreaking performances that explore the Museum’s galleries, collections, and histories.
Catalyst Quartet collaborates with several prominent NYC artists to redefine, reimagine, and recontextualize the classical music experience, leading their audiences on journeys that augment music with elements of visual and performance art.