Tourism at The Met: january 2020

A new year will arrive in a few days, and with it a year of special celebrations at The Met in recognition of our 150th anniversary. In 2020, we will feature a variety of exhibitions and events to mark this major milestone, and we look forward to hosting you and your clients often! To stay up to date on all our anniversary offerings, kindly refer to as often as needed. And while we’re at it—we’d love to hear your Met story. Click here to tell us about it. 

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead— 

Stephen Braun
Tourism Sales and Marketing

Fun Fact

The Met’s collection of medieval and Byzantine art is among the most comprehensive in the world and is displayed at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. The collection encompasses European art from the fall of Rome to the beginning of the Renaissance; it also includes pre-medieval European works of art created during the Bronze Age and early Iron Age. During the holidays, Medieval Gallery 305 at The Met Fifth Avenue features our famous holiday crèche. At The Met Cloisters, a delightful medieval celebration of Christmastide adorns the entryways and galleries. 

Exhibition calendar

Opening January 29 
From Géricault to Rockburne: Selections from the Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Gift
The Met Breuer, Floor 5

January 30
Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara
Gallery 199, Floor 1

ClosingJanuary 5
The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I
The Tisch Galleries
Gallery 899, Floor 2 

January 7
Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche
Gallery 305, Floor 1 

January 12
Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory
The Met Breuer, Floor 4 and Floor 5 

January 12
The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy
The Met Cloisters, Gallery 10 

January 26
Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet
Robert Lehman Wing
Galleries 955, and 960–962, Floor 1

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

Event Highlights

Sunday at The Met—Artist Julie Mehretu on Printmaking

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2–3:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

The acclaimed artist joins Met curators to reflect on her artistic practice and printmaking techniques. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Renaissance of Etching

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Sunday at The Met—Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2–3:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Consider the origins, significance, and lasting legacy of the scientific and courtly collections of early modern Europe. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

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Divine Conflict: The Heroic Tale of Rama, Sita, and the Demon Ravana in Indian Painting

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11 am
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Trace the epic story of the Ramayana through sumptuous paintings produced in the 17th to 19th centuries for courts in Northern India and the Punjab. Met Curator Kurt Behrendt explores the multiple meanings of this sacred and dramatic adventure story. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sita and Rama: The Ramayana in Indian Painting

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

5,000 Years of Inspiration

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