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Free with Museum admission

John T. Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, Department of Asian Art, The Met
Isabel Stünkel, Associate Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, The Met
Alyce Perry Englund, Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, The Met

Join curators, conservators, and educators for lively, 30-minute dialogues on works of art on view in the galleries.

Floor 2, Gallery 223, The Sackler Wing Galleries

Explore the remarkably versatile material of bamboo with curator John Carpenter. Learn how artists through the centuries have drawn on the age-old cultural associations of bamboo to add another level of meaning to their creations. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection.

Floor 1, Gallery 132, Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art

Explore the meaning of hippopotami in ancient Egypt with curator Isabel Stünkel, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Met's acquisition of the popular blue faience hippo known as "William."

Floor 2, Gallery 718

Curator Alyce Perry Englund explores the shape and style of furniture that complemented and complicated the lives of women in the 1760s.

Conversations repeat every 30 minutes.

Presented in conjunction with:

Profile view of blue ceramic hippopotamusWilliam the Hippo:
Celebrating 100 Years at The Met





Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers. Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.


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


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