Tourism at The Met: march 2020

To Our Tourism Partners and Friends: 

March brings several exciting new exhibitions. Opening March 4 at The Met Breuer, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All is a retrospective of the towering contemporary artist’s work and will be the final Met exhibition in the iconic brutalist building. At The Met Fifth Avenue, Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection opens March 10 and features a magnificent promised gift in honor of The Met’s 150th anniversary—60 extraordinary photographs that celebrate the ascendency of photography in the last century. Also celebrating the Museum’s anniversary is Making The Met, 1870–2020, which opens March 30 and highlights the historical and artistic forces that have made The Met the world-class institution it is today. Finally, as we reported last month, our newly renovated British Galleries will open March 2. 

As always, but especially during this celebration year at The Met, we would like to extend a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you soon. 

With warm regards— 

Stephen Braun

Fun Fact

The Met’s collection includes 4,000 years of cats depicted in artwork from cultures across continents and time. For an interesting diversion, check out a fun retrospective of cats featured in our collection; it was produced in 1983. 

Exhibition Calendar



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

Apollo’s Fire: O Jerusalem! Crossroads of Three Faiths

Saturday, March 7, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Met Fifth Avenue

Period-instrument band Apollo’s Fire recreates the vibrant and prolific mash-up of music and poetry happening in 16th- and 17th-century Jerusalem, where Jews, Muslims, and Christians co-existed in relative harmony. The performance includes Sabbath prayers, Sephardic ballads, Arabic love songs, and selections from Monteverdi’s iconic Vespers of 1610 that echo the rapturous singing of Jewish cantors and the Muslim call to prayer. 

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Ensemble Graindelavoix: Singing the Virgin

Sunday, March 8, 1 pm and 3 pm
The Fuentidueña Chapel, The Met Cloisters

In this program of transcendent music inspired by the Virgin and Child, the Ensemble Graindelavoix brings its pioneering approach to the Romanesque splendor of the Fuentidueña Chapel and its 12th-century fresco The Virgin and Child in Majesty and the Adoration of the Magi to create a feast for the eyes as well as the ears. 

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Baaba Maal

Monday, March 9, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Senegalese icon Baaba Maal comes to The Met for a rare, exquisite acoustic performance of music interwoven with stories about his childhood, his upbringing and family, and legends of the Sahel. With his soaring voice, his decades-long career reached new heights and audiences on the Academy Award–winning soundtrack for Black Panther.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara

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The Atelier with Alina Cho: Jordan Roth

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join Tony Award–winning theater producer and fashion influencer Jordan Roth and journalist Alina Cho for a conversation that explores art and costume as forms of self-expression. They discuss how Mr. Roth uses storytelling—both for the stage and in his personal style—as a method to bridge the worlds of fashion and theater. 

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Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project

Friday, March 20, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

The Fourth Light Project blends incantatory singing, sacred dance, electro-acoustic music, and mesmerizing visuals projected through interactive body-mapping technologies. At the spiritual core of the project is Rabia al-Basri: a Muslim saint and the first female Sufi mystic who lived in the eighth century in what is now Iraq. Her revolutionary teaching and doctrines of divine love and non-duality lie at the center of Sufi mysticism.

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They Will Take My Island

Friday, March 27, 7 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Unreleased scenes and highly personal short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) are given original new scores by Armenian American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian in this MetLiveArts commission. Egoyan’s highly personal films are infused with themes of family and immigration, while Kouyoumdjian’s musical work explores her family’s history with the Lebanese Civil War and Armenian Genocide through survivor testimonies and documentary. 

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

It’s Tea Time

We’ve partnered with renowned tea company Harney & Sons on a selection of art-themed teas in celebration of the Museum’s newly reimagined galleries of British decorative arts and sculpture, reopening to visitors this month. Choose from Garden Therapy Herbal Tea, Hot Apple Spice Black Tea, and Taste of British History Tea Blend in tins adorned with a work of art from The Met collection.

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