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Escape to the Met


Escape to the Met

Entering the new year means beginning new adventures, right? Luckily, starting the new year in New York guarantees an exciting venture with every step. With restaurants, shops and museums around every corner, finding new spots to explore is never a challenge. 

But even the iconic haunts and must-see stops, like the beloved Metropolitan Museum of Art, offer new programs and exhibits at the start of each year. Just a short stroll away from our doorstep, the Met’s iconic marble white floors, expansive collections and exciting adult programs make it the perfect place to jumpstart your year.

A Year Of Architecture in A Day

Join the Met for this unique symposium on January 19th featuring inspiring and influential architects as they discuss their favorite spatial projects from 2018. Learn about the best projects of the year, the mile-long opera and design in a post-human age with photographers, writers, filmmakers and architects. With a full-day of presentations and panels planned, we recommend registering with the museum in advance. 

Jewelry: The Body Transformed

During this special tour, Scholar Wendy Doniger and acclaimed jeweler Robert Baines offer their unique perspective on the most personal and universal art form: jewelry. Learn about the adornments worn by warrior heroes of Pre-Colombian peru and loved by the modern-day models of Yves Saint Laurent.

The Observant Eye

For 2019’s first late-night MetFriday event, you and your friends are invited to tap into your powers of observation and investigation. This one-hour program offers each visiting group one single piece of art to explore and discuss. With no experience or prior art-knowledge necessary, all adult learners are welcome to participate.


Take part in this first-ever collaboration between the Public’s “Under the Radar” festival and The Met on Sunday, January 6th. Part lecture, part personal essay, and part concert, INK promises to be a captivating exploration of sound and word by artists Shawn Duan, James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis.