We’re happy to announce that we are back in the galleries giving in-person tours! All tours available remotely as well.
We are currently offering “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold,” our Magical Arts tour, on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 AM and by request.
“After Ever After,” our fairy-tale-inspired adventure; “Quest Control,” inspired by classic heroes and demigods; and “Crown & Prophet,” our interactive tour inspired by epic fantasies, are curently available by request as well.
Coming this winter: “Staged: The Museum Tour for People Who Love Theater,” and “Ghost Stories,” an evening tour that looks at the ghastly, the ghostly, and the ghoulish. All tours take place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Please note: All visitors 5 and up must show proof of vaccination and be fully masked.
We look forward to welcoming you back into the galleries!
“Staged: The Interactive Museum Tour for People who Love Theater”
This tour looks at the development of theater through the lens of artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from early Greek statues of actors to depictions of stories that inspired Broadway musicals. Interspersed with activities and questions about theater, the tour takes participants across the museum and across cultures to see the ways artists have worked the theme of theater into their creations for thousands of years.
Participants should bring their T (theater) game, and maybe even be prepared do a little acting, because, after all, all the world’s a stage. Sundays at 11:00 AM
“Crown & Prophet: An Epic Fantasy Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Get your fellowship together for this epic adventure in the Metropolitan Museum! Inspired by well-known epic fantasies, “Crown and Prophet” will take you on an interactive adventure, using the museum’s collection. You’ll discover works of art from collections including Medieval, Arms and Armor, and Ancient Near East that will remind you of places and spaces from your favorite classic fantasy stories, as well as those that highlight the origins and influences on those tales. So, grab your scabbard, hitch up your hilt, and cover up in that cloak: you’re about to embark on an adventure that offers a completely new way of exploring the Metropolitan Museum. This tour is offered the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 11:00 AM.
From the spooky to the scary, the macabre to the mysterious, the ghostly to the ghoulish, “Ghost Stories” will take visitors on an interactive tour of all things frightful in the Metropolitan Museum. Participants will travel across cultures and across time to see Flying Dutchmen and funerary masks, still lifes and sculpture. We’ll look at Egyptian, American, and European works of art, to name a few, plus discuss stories about ghostly happenings in the museum itself. All the while, we’ll look at how different cultures depict the fearsome and the gruesome, in pursuit of what scares us…and why. Every other Friday evening at 6:00 PM starting February 11, 2022.
Griffins, Goblets and Gold: A Virtual Magical Arts Tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join us for Griffins, Goblets and Gold, an interactive magical arts tour in the Metropolitan Museum. See places and spaces that might remind you of ones in a wizard’s school or village, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures. Participate in activities, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective…and maybe even do a little magic.
Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: Junior Version
We’re now offering a streamlined version of our popular interactive magical arts tour; it’s perfect for introducing kids 5-7 to the museum through games, activities and cool wizardy stuff, all in an hour. (And if you’re on your lunch hour or have a short attention span, you’re welcome as well.)
Quest Control: A Demigod Search in the Metropolitan Museum
Myths understood. Inspired by classic and contemporary Greek and Roman heroes and demigods, this interactive tour will take participants on an adventure in the Metropolitan Museum that includes quests, obstacles, activities…and maybe even the chance to create your own demigod. Currently available by request; please allow two hours for your tour.
After Ever After: A Fairy-Tale Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum
Have you ever wondered what happened…after? This interactive tour takes participants on an adventure to solve a fairy tale-themed mystery in the Met. Using clues, spells, some twists and turns and even some magic words, tourgoers become part of the story as they find out what happens after the original tales end. Currently available by request; please allow two hours for your tour.
From the Blog:
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