Met Family Benefit

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What:   The Met invites the entire family to enjoy an evening of creativity and entertainment at the 25th annual Family Benefit on Thursday, February 9.

This year, the theme of Coloring Outside the Lines will transform The Met Fifth Avenue into an artist's studio, where families will interact with practicing artists and learn how they create using various media, techniques, and tools.

The Met's expert curators will discuss how artists of the past conceived their creations, and explore how digital tools will aide future artists in their work.


Experiences being offered include:

  • Colossal Coloring-Children can rediscover the color of Greek and Roman statues and add their mark to a collaborative artwork.
  • Cool Tools-The whole family can test their engineering skills and create drawing tools with artist Rosemarie Fiore.
  • Ask The Expert: Egyptian Afterlife-Isabel Stünkel, Associate Curator, and Niv Allon, Assistant Curator, Egyptian Art, will explore afterlife traditions and take a closer look at the Book of the Dead of the Priest of Horus, Imhotep (Imuthes), and the mummy of Nesmin.
  • Weaving Workshop-Children can explore a centuries-old technique with a contemporary twist and add to a communal weaving with textile artist Ruben Marroquin.

A dinner buffet, dancing, and sweet treats will also be provided at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

This event is generously supported by the Julia A. Whitney Foundation and Faye DeWitt.

When:  Thursday, February 9, 5:30-8 pm

Where: The Met Fifth Avenue

1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd Street

Tickets: Child Ticket: $85

Adult Ticket: $175

Special ticket packages are also available. Ticket information is available on The Met website.


Contact: Communications

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