Tourism at The Met: october 2019

This month at The Met brings a number of exciting exhibitions that you’ll want to include in your upcoming plans for art and culture. Opened recently at The Met Breuer, Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory, is a luminous presentation of an extraordinary contemporary artist, while at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I, is a sumptuous presentation that will delight audiences when it opens on October 7. FĂ©lix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet, opening October 29, is another highlight among many more. Please also note some important closings: Leonardo da Vinci’s Saint Jerome closes October 6, and, on our rooftop, The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot closes October 27. 

For select listings of special events and programs, as well as rotating offers in our restaurants and at The Met Store, see below. Of course, this month’s features are just a hint of all that we offer, so visit us online for more exhibitions and event listings and other programs this month. There’s sure to be something to surprise and inspire both you and your clients. 

All the best, 

Stephen Braun
Tourism Sales and Marketing


New at The Met

Just opened

Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

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


An Evening with Artist Vija Celmins

Thursday, October 10, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Met Fifth Avenue

In what promises to be a riveting conversation, the acclaimed artist reflects on her 50-year career and artistic practice.

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Opening soon

The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

October 7, 2019–January 5, 2020
The Met Fifth Avenue


The Last Knight: Strauss’s Don Quixote

Sunday, October 27, 2 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Met Fifth Avenue

Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519), known since the 19th century as “the last knight,” was passionate about armor and the trappings and ideals of knighthood. His life inspired Cervantes’s tales of Don Quixote, which were in turn the source for Strauss’s thrilling and moving musical realization of Quixote’s chivalric journey.

This performance is part of the series Sight and Sound: Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now.

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FĂ©lix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet

October 29, 2019–January 26, 2020
The Met Fifth Avenue

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


Event highlights

The Atelier with Alina Cho:Vera Wang

Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Met Fifth Avenue

Journalist Alina Cho joins Vera Wang for a conversation that spans Wang’s career, from her youth as a competitive figure skater through her years as one of Vogue‘s youngest fashion editors to founding her own company, and much more. 

Tickets start at $40. Premium seating available.

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Final Month: The Cantor Roof Garden Bar

Closes October 27
Sunday-Thursday, 11 am–4:30pm
Friday-Saturday, 11 am–10 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue

This is the final month of the Cantor Roof Garden Bar, featuring a glorious view of the Manhattan skyline amid Central Park. See The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot while enjoying frozen cocktails and small bites. Make the most of the remaining warm weather and make your way to the Cantor Roof Garden before it closes for the season! 

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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 the most significant collection of Cubist art in the world. The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, which is unsurpassed in its holdings of Cubist art, was one of the most transformative gifts in the Museum’s history. Select pieces are on view in our Modern and Contemporary galleries, including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, and others.


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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