Tourism at The Met: september 2019

To Our Tourism Partners and Friends: 

As summer winds down and another busy fall season beckons, be sure your art and culture plans include September programs at The Met. 

For the first time, the Museum has commissioned artworks for its historic Met Fifth Avenue facade: Nairobi-born artist Wangechi Mutu has been selected to create sculpture for the niches that flank the Museum’s entrance. At The Met Breuer, the luminous work of contemporary artist Vija Celmins is celebrated in an exhibition that spans the full range of her career from 1964 to the present. And don’t miss these must-see exhibitions that will close soon: Camp: Notes on Fashion, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography, and Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

We also offer a range of tours, talks, and performances that complement the art on view. 

We look forward to welcoming you at any or all of our three locations soon!

Warm regards, 

Stephen Braun
Tourism Sales and Marketing 

New at The Met

Opening soon

The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free Us

September 9, 2019–January 12,2020
The Met Fifth Avenue Exterior Facade

An Evening with Artist Wangechi Mutu

Monday, September 9, 6:45–7:45 pm
The Grace Rainey Roger Auditorium, The Met Fifth Avenue

Join artist Wangechi Mutu for a lively discussion about her historic installation on The Met’s facade. She will be joined by Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Alisa LaGamma, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Advance registration is required.

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Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

September 24, 2019–January 12, 2020
The Met Breuer

Closing soon

Camp: Notes on Fashion

Through September 8, 2019
The Met Fifth Avenue

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

Through September 22, 2019
The Met Fifth Avenue

Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

Through September 29, 2019
The Met Breuer

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Event Highlights

Black Rock Coalition: History of Our Future

Saturday, September 7, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

An explosive and joyful celebration of rock’s black roots. With special guests, the Black Rock Coalition creates a sonic timeline honoring the black pioneers who ushered rock and roll into the American collective consciousness. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll

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MetLive Arts presents “Murasaki’s Moon” in The Astor Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 15, 2019. Michi Wiancko, composer Deborah Brevoort, librettist Eric Einhorn, stage director Geoffrey McDonald, conductor/music director Kristen Choi, mezzo-soprano: Lady Murasaki Martin Bakari, tenor: Genji John Noh, tenor: Buddhist priest Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Satoshi Takeishi, percussion Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko Aizuri String Quartet Credit: Stephanie Berger.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies

Thursday, September 12–Friday, September 20, Museum hours
Multiple Locations, The Met Fifth Avenue

Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met’s galleries. Over nine consecutive days—from Thursday, September 12 through Friday, September 20—Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection, moving through the Museum and following an itinerary of his own making. 

See the full schedule on the website for a complete list of times and meeting locations

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The Cantor Roof Garden Bar

Sunday-Thursday, 11 am–4:30pm
Friday-Saturday, 11 am–10 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

Summer is almost over, so be sure to visit The Cantor Roof Garden before it closes for the year! See The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot, which is comprised of two sculptures in steel and stone that evoke a miniature solar system. Take in the art while enjoying one of our signature cocktails or a spirits-infused Poptail, created in-house by Randy Eastman, our very own James Beard award-winning pastry chef. Late hours on Friday and Saturday nights mean last call on the roof is at 10 p.m.

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For a complete list of events at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters, click here.

Fun Fact

The Met has a wide array of programs for visitors of all ages with disabilities and can tailor programs to fit the needs, abilities, and interests of those concerned. We also offer programs at sites accessible and convenient for those unable to travel to a Museum location. Visit our website to learn more. 

The Met Store Publications and products derived from The Met’s unrivaled collection of art

Food and Drink Frozen cocktails and small bites come with a view at the Cantor Roof Garden Bar.

Weekend Late Hours Open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

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